yoga-picThe Encinitas Union School District (EUSD) is forcing children to participate in yoga classes. The Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) is fighting back. The PJI filed a brief this week in support of a case that seeks to bar the Encinitas Union School District (EUSD) from pushing students into this unbiblical activity. The class, which is funded by an outside organization, teaches Ashtanga yoga which promotes the Yogic belief system of eight limbs—or eight goals—which bring unity with God. EUSD claimed that the practice of yoga is constitutionally permissible because their practice of yoga has been “stripped” of all of the religious trappings. However, many of the practices taught by yoga teachers at the schools urge children to perform distinctly religious acts, such as praying to the sun. Since the Supreme Court has excluded teacher-led prayers from the public school classroom, the brief calls on the court to treat other religious practices, like Yoga, the same way. More