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California judge says yoga in classrooms not like teaching religion

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Yoga is increasingly being used in classrooms across the U.S. to help kids behave and perform better in school.
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Yoga is increasingly being used in classrooms across the U.S. to help kids behave and perform better in school.

A California judge this week rejected a lawsuit from parents who argued that Yoga was inherently religious and that teaching in the classroom was a violation of the principle separating church and state.

A California judge this week rejected a lawsuit from San Diego parents who argued that yoga was inherently religious and that teaching in the classroom was a violation of the principle separating church and state. 

The judge said that while Yoga has religious roots, the Encinitas School District, where classes are taught, had stripped all cultural and religious references.

Tony Perry, reporter for the LA Times has been following this. He joins the show with more. 

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