Alabama overturns ban on yoga in public schools – but namaste greetings still ‘expressly prohibited’
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Yoga is back, but namaste must go. On Thursday, the Republican governor of Alabama, Kay Ivey, signed a bill allowing local boards of education to offer yoga to students in K-12 public schools, overturning a 28-year ban on the practice. Yoga — a wide-ranging practice of physical postures, breathing techniques and meditation to promote mental and physical well-being — has been prohibited by the Alabama Board of Education since 1993. Earlier this year, state Rep. Jeremy Gray, introduced legislation seeking to bring the practice back to public schools in the state. “Studies have shown that yoga he...