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Should Yoga Be Included in Religion Study?

Americans are taking a pick-and-choose approach to religion these days, according to a recent Pew Reseach Center study. The study found that “more Americans nearly six in 10 Americans from all religions mix their faith with New Age and Eastern beliefs, like astrology, reincarnation, and the spiritual – not just physical – benefits of yoga,” reported ABC news.

One of the biggest debates in yoga today is whether the practice can be considered a religion. I think most would agree that there’s a spiritual aspect to yoga, but isn’t that different than religion? What do you think?