In all honesty, I’ve known a few people - in passing/aquaintance kinda known - who do get really weird around yoga: one chick Barbara who was German, she was ‘arranged married’ to an indian dood who was chosen by the yoga ‘sect’ or whatever she was a part of.
Then that Latina I hooked-up with who wanted to start her own Ashram bang in the middle of fn nowhere, Western Australia and all the weirdness that went along with that… the control that old woman ‘swami’ had over that Latina, who was otherwise stunningly intelligent…
While our society generally seems to view Yoga as simply an exercise routine, in its wider context it seems to be quite capable of resulting in people going cult-level-weird and doing shit that’s not at all in their best interest…
Mmm… that’s not the depth of philosophy they’d be obviously teaching kids in schools, though I could see how people could get concerned about it - even without being christian or other religious groups.
And of course, if christian teaching isn’t allowed in government/public schools, obviously the Christians in society are gunna have a spastic about anything that even smells like another religion being allowed
I’m Agnostic, myself but wouldn’t ever assume to think any organized religious ahh organization has a fuckin’ clue what that greater intelligence could be: it amounts to someone choosing a religion like they choose a holiday package because they’re too lazy to organize it themselves or too freaking-out-panicked at the thought of a holiday that’s not all perfectly planned-out ahead of time - such people don’t like random, meaningless occurrences so a spontaneous holiday wouldn’t appeal to them.
That’s a pretty shitty analogy but I’m too tired to think of a more apt one: organized religion just seems like the McDonalds happy-meal of spirituality - that works actually, and didn’t require half the words