De-link technology or progressive propaganda from basic human value systems like Yoga, Roja or Soja - these poles hardly need to mate.
Yogatattva Upanishad lists उपसर्ग (affliction) or dosha / विघ्न, yogis should strive to overcome: hunger, thirst, excitement, grief, anger, greed, corruption, sloth, boastfulness, bad company, mantras for wrong reasons, and longing for women. Unlike murky complex derivatives, modernism showcases, elitist diplomacy and similar things popular - vedas and upanishads were testimony to simplistic lifestyles our ancestors practiced and preached, which are getting replaced with some ChorBhakti / looter mantras for the sake of hyped development by raping our planet, mass fooling via mass media, what shame!
Despite on self-yoga since childhood, will celebrate this re-branded corporate yoga event for a day, albeit real Yogis missing / extinct! Did today's yogī or yoginī guru brands overcame all upasargas, and now out to manufacture international clones of young sadhus or सूत्रधार?
In real world, the practice of atma-vichara or self inquiry overrides hurriedness for fame, branding, paid followers and just gather non-healthy wealth, flagging that zero-sum development misnomer.
Why not a Right to Yoga Act for teaching alphabets of yoga starting from govt run kindergarten / गुरुकुल implemented without a drop of corruption or communal greed everywhere? It must be a generic fundamental right like no-fuss free mid-day meals, not a branded material service sold by commercial God-men cronies or fantasy models twisting and custom-posing yog on cameras for Bhog-vilās of all kinds. Why reinvent wheel about universal truths when the world is of full of other human-affliction issues that need urgent interventions! Sadly, only pumped brands, selfie leaders, populism and jugaad are winning. Nations, civil societies, value-systems and democracies are in private ICUs, undergoing some STEM stuff, humans can only wait.
International Day of Yoga by the United Nations General Assembly: June 21 the #YogaDay is just a formal remembrance, Yoga is like living things breathe, to be practiced eternally despite new tech influences. Do the Sun in high-sky make grand parties to celebrate lightning the solar system? An universal spiritual #SunDay (or #LunarDay) is inbuilt into every culture and religion! Some breathtaking yogic chants in Sanskrit / English that exist since thousands of years:
दुर्जनः सज्जनो भूयात् सज्जनः शान्तिमाप्नुयात्।
शान्तो मुच्येत बन्धेभ्यो मुक्तश्चान्यान् विमोचयेत्॥
स्वस्ति प्रजाभ्यः परिपालयन्तां न्याय्येन मार्गेण महीं महीशाः।
गोब्राह्मणेभ्यः शुभमस्तुः नित्यं लोकाः समस्ताः सुखिनो भवन्तु॥
काले वर्षतु पर्जन्यः पृथिवी सस्यशालिनी।
देशोऽयं क्षोभरहितो ब्राह्मणाः सन्तु निर्भयाः॥
सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः सर्वे सन्तु निरामयाः।
सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु मा कश्चिद्दु:खभाग्भवेत्॥
May the wicked become good, may the good realize peace, may the peaceful be released from all bondage; and may the released redeem others. Well be it with the people; may rulers protect the universe adhering the path of righteousness; may there be welfare always to peaceful spices and the learned; may all the worlds be happy. May the clouds rain at the proper time; may earth be rich with crops; may this country be free from riots and may the spiritual be free from fear. May everybody be happy; may everybody be free from disease; may everybody come by happy events; may nobody have any misery.
विद्या ददाति विनयं विनयाद्याति पात्रताम्
पात्रत्वाद्धनमाप्नोति धनाद्धर्मं ततः सुखम्
ॐ असतो मा सद्गमय । तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय ।
मृत्योर्मा अमृतं गमय । ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥
Knowledge brings humility; from humility comes worthiness; with worthiness one performs dharma; in performing dharma, one becomes happy. Om, Lead us from Unreality to the Reality, lead us from the Darkness to the Spiritual Light, lead us from the Fear of Death to the Knowledge of Immortality, Om Peace, Peace, Peace. Ignore hypes, brands, celebrities... yog to re-nourish diluted human values and your very own natural ecosystems.
Stop. I am the last person who can be mistaken as yogi or preaching baba. Maybe just a bhogi? Judge for yourself #SuryaNamskar