UPDATE, November 4, 2013: The conservative National Center for Law & Policy has filed an appeal against the ruling of San Diego Superior Court Judge John Meyers that held the practice of Yoga in the Encinitas Union School District was not a violation of the Constitution's establishment clause (separation of church and state).
On July 4, the National Public Radio blog, "The Two-Way," reported: San Diego Superior Court Judge John S. Meyer said in Monday's ruling that yoga is a religious practice — but not in the way it was taught by the school district. The Associated Press reports:
"Meyer said the school district stripped classes of all cultural references including the Sanskrit language. He noted that the lotus position was renamed the 'crisscross applesauce' pose. The judge said that the opponents of the yoga class were relying on information culled from the Internet and other unreliable sources."
The decision -- determining that the teaching of a faith-based practice in a public school violates the Constitution's establishment clause (separation of church and state) is expected to be appealed by the plaintiffs. [History of case is below the jump.]