For 28 years, the practise of yoga in schools has been illegal in Alabama. Not even the physical postures are allowed to be taught, although they are only a small part of yoga. The reason is that they fear children will learn about Hinduism and end up becoming Hindus.
The law also puts yoga postures in the same category as hypnosis, which further show the ignorance of the people who wrote it. But it is a common belief among conservative Christians that yoga and meditation are manipulative tools of Satan to draw people away from Jesus, so this isn’t particularly surprising.
There has been efforts from Democratic politicians to overturn the ban but it remains. A recent vote on the bill ended up in a tie.