He is guru cool. He rides a bike, plays golf and always talks science. Spiritual leader Jaggi Vasudev ‘Sadhguru’ is the man behind Isha Foundation, a non-religious, non-profit ashram near Coimbatore which runs yoga classes in the US, UK, China, Malaysia, Australia and many other countries. Sadhguru spoke to Satish Padmanabhan about the forthcoming World Yoga Day. Excerpts from the interview:
Do you think declaring June 21 as Yoga Day is a good idea?
Absolutely. We will be observing it in more than 1,00,000 locations. There have been a lot of misconceptions about yoga. Some think it’s a backdoor entry for Hinduism, some think it’s a circus. Generally, in the western world if you utter the word yoga they think it is a physical posture. The UN declaring a Yoga Day will help in clearing all these misconceptions.
There is a feeling that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is trying to appropriate something that belongs to all of us.
Why do you say appropriate?...