Even the word ‘yoga … had negative effects’

Do not, I repeat do not, even think about trying to do yoga in a school. If you are in Austria.

The land of Arnold (I think I have that right) might be super pumped about body building, but not so much about yoga, as this AP story — found at the U-T San Diego, the paper closest to the Encinitas schools yoga story — attests:

An Austrian primary school has dropped yoga classes for children after a mother argued that yoga goes against Christian teachings.

Yoga teacher Ingrid Karner says she was told to stop classes at the school in the southeastern village of Dechantskirchen after a complaint “that it’s not allowed, according to the Bible.”


School inspector Helga Thomann says schools should not offer anything linked to “esoteric” practices.

Apparently the classes got started fine until an unidentified mom complained, saying — per our header — that even the word yoga “had negative effects.”

Which, if you turned things over to Richard Freeman, I guess is true.

It could, of course, just be that mom hasn’t figured out how to deal with her klesas. Tim Miller this week has some assistance on that front.

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