Critical Commentary: Debate in India Whether Yoga Should Be Allowed in Schools or Not

World Religion News

APTOPIX India Yoga

The article I am going to analyze, on the Huff Post Religion website, is about the debate in India about allowing yoga to remain integrated into the physical education programs of the schools. In New Delhi, school policy says that it is a fundamental part of the program. The issue that is brought up though, is that there are many spots around the city of Hindu nationals. One of the petitioners, Lawyer Jagdish Chander Seth, says there is no religious connection to yoga. Yes yoga means union with God, but there is no religion connected to it. My first impression of this article was that of surprise. It intrigued me when I saw the title because I didn’t think that it would be as big of an issue in India. It definitely attracted my attention, but that is because of the stereotypes many people have for people in the Middle…

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