School Bans Yoga for 1 Biblical Reason

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A primary school in Austria has dropped yoga classes for children after a mother argued yoga goes against Christian teachings. (Flickr/Creative Commons)

A primary school in Austria has dropped yoga classes for children after a mother argued Yoga goes against Christian teachings.

Ingrid Karner taught yoga to students once a month at the school in Dechantskirchen.

But she told the Kleine Zeitung newspaper she was told to stop the classes after a complaint.

"All I heard was that according to the Bible yoga should not be allowed and it would lead the children in the wrong direction," Karner said.

The school principal told a newspaper no parents had complained when the courses started this year.

A school inspector says schools should not offer anything linked to "esoteric" practices.

Yoga began in Hinduism and Buddhism but has been widely accepted in modern society.


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