Some parents say it violates the separation of church and state
Dave Hunt, who has traveled to India to study yoga's roots and interview gurus, called the practice "a vital part of the largest missionary program in the world" for Hinduism. The Bend, Ore., author of "Yoga and the Body of Christ: What Position Should Christians Hold?" said that, like other religions, the practice has no place in public schools.
"It's pretty simple: Yoga is a religious practice in Hinduism. It's the way
to reach enlightenment. To bring it to the west and bill it as a scientific
practice for fitness is dishonest," said Hunt, 80.