Some time back, YogaJess has written something about Christianity and Yoga. Today, the news reported that Yoga "might" be Haram (illegal in a religious way).
Since when Yoga became religious? I bet many practitioners are treating Yoga as a new form of exercise, just like visiting the gym, or attending aerobics classes. Some are pursuing mental health from practicing Yoga, to release tension, calm the mind, that kind of stuff.
Some are pursuing enlightenment by meditating, chanting, and hopeful to get closer to God. And that's the ultimate goal - to be closer to God, not to be closer to Buddha (people always have this perception just because Yoga is originated from India).
I believe God is in everybody's heart, in our mind, in any form. It's a belief, not the statue or image that matters.
Yoga should not be religious, it just makes us healthy and teaches us to be good, to be kind, to be compassionate.
Hopefully everyone can (have the chance to) practice Yoga in a free mind.