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The Yoga Fatwa

News we missed while at the gym over the weekend: An Islamic council in Malaysia has issued a fatwa against Yoga, according to Reuters. Why yoga? According to the news service, it “uses Hindu prayers and encourages a union with God that is blasphemous.” "There are other ways to get exercise and a peace of mind," the Islamic council’s chairman, Abdul Shukor Husin, said Saturday. "You can go cycling, swimming and eat less fatty food." Just be sure to dress properly when you do: The same council recently issued a fatwa banning women from wearing pants, lest they become “tomboys.”