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Catholic College Wants to Purge Heathenism From Yoga By Renaming It 'Lifestyle Fitness'
A Catholic college in Kansas has decided to do away with its yoga classes, recasting them instead as “lifestyle fitness.” Administrators are concerned that offering yoga will give the mistaken impression that the Catholic Church is down with Hindu mysticism. It’s not! It swears!! According to the Benedictine College Circuit, the decision to refashion yoga as a non-spiritual stretching hour was made in response to “a growing number of concerns from students, alumni and faculty and by the request of Archbishop Joseph Naumann and Abbot James Albers.” From the paper: “Yoga as created has some potential for eastern mysticism which ...