Oddly enough - That's a bit of a stretch

24th October 2008 at 01:00

Readers may recall the rows at schools in the US and Canada when they introduced yoga exercises.

The move alarmed some Christian parents who said the stretching could turn children into Hindus.

Earlier this month we reported on the case of Massena High in New York state, which was criticised by a Baptist minister.

Thankfully, the school has hit upon a cunning solution that has been accepted by parents. It will continue to offer the lessons but call them "relaxation" lessons, rather than "yoga".

Julie Reagan, president of the area's board of education, said: "It is still yoga. If opponents feel a name change solves the dilemma, I'm all for that. We are basically doing the same thing. We're just calling it something different."

Problem solved.

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