According to Oxy - Yoga, to a certain degree, will now be allowed in Alabama public schools again.
Namaste, y’all! Ok, so you still can’t say that in Alabama public schools, where yoga was banned in 1993 at the urging of Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum. But this week, Republican Gov. Kay Ivey signed a Democrat-sponsored bill to allow the Eastern fitness tradition to be taught in the upcoming school year. However, in keeping with conservative Christians’ (as well as atheists’) fears of kids embracing Hinduism, GOP lawmakers caveated the bill by banning “any aspect of Eastern philosophy and religious training,” like saying “namaste” or meditating, and permission slips are required for the one-footed tree pose.