Alabama Lifts Three-Decade-Old Ban on Yoga in Public Schools. But There’s a Catch.

Posted on AllSides May 21st, 2021
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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill Thursday lifting a nearly three-decade-old ban on teaching yoga in the state’s public school system. The bill, which sailed through the Republican-dominated statehouse, undoes a 1993 Alabama board of education move to prohibit the practice of yoga as well as meditation in the state’s schools, a push that was fueled by what the Montgomery Advertiser described as “moral panic” among the state’s right-wing, conservative set. Now, 28 years later, the state is ready to grow up and move on and will allow local school boards to decide...

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