This story has made news and the headline grabbed my attention. I had to have the letter Y in my post and when I went searching (idea outlined in the daily prompt) I found this about the practice of Yoga in San Diego schools. The question of its validity is discussed here.
I have taken yoga classes and I believe the concentration and mindfulness to be a benefit to health and fitness. The stretches and relaxation poses are especially helpful, promoting balance and posture.
When my granddaughter was young I bought her a kid’s yoga book and we would do the poses together. Hate to admit she was better at it than me. Even my cats who love yoga poses are better then me. Picture the cat pose. Their favorite, naturally.
I never questioned the spiritual aspect as being a deterrent.