Yoga in schools

January 26, 2007 at 12:28 pm (Uncategorized)

Is Yoga Rule Constitutional?

The New York Times, reports on debate raging in India around the counrty’s yoga rule. This requires schoolchildren “to take up the sun salutation, or ‘surya namaskar’ as the common yoga exercise is known in Sanskrit… revealing lingering questions about how secularism is practiced and challenged in Indian politics.”

It’s interesting. Perhaps the UK government could force children targeted by its curfew orders to do yoga. Sun salutation, however, is not recommended here. That’s how our political parties win power. There is also the danger that our teenagers will turn into middle class housewives. “Have you done your feng shui homework Jasper? I hope you scored well in your Pilates.”

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: