Members of the Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee approved a yoga bill on April 7 and heads to the Senate. The bill received a 5–1 vote a week after a deadlock over the measure proposed by Rep. Jeremy Gray, D–Opelika, who practices and teaches yoga.
A Montgomery Advertiser report said several senators who had voted against the bill the previous week were not present, but entered the committee room after the vote.
The Alabama State Board of Education banned yoga, hypnotic states, guided imagery and meditation from K–12 public schools in 1993.
House Bill 246 would enable public schools to offer yoga as an elective. The Alabama House approved the bill 73–25 in March. Sen. Tom Whatley, R–Auburn, moved to reconsider the vote after the deadlock.
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