It took a British author Mark Singleton to nail the lies of Hindutva yoga peddlers. He has clearly proved beyond doubt that the systems of yoga exercises popular all over the world are not more than 120 years and plagiarized from European gymnastics. Yoga was popularized in India and abroad last century by the Iyengari Krishnamacharya (his disciples like Pattabhi Jois and B K S Iyengar), the obese Swami Sivananda (and the hordes of gluttonous greeedy swamis he spawned) and Yogendra (Yoga Institute, Mumbai).
The feudal king of Mysore, Krishnaraja Wodeyar (the fourth) was one of the key figures of the Hindu renaissance. The Wodeyar rulers were dummy rulers who were put into power by the British after the freedom fighter Tippu Sultan was assassinated by the British-Brahmin colonizers. The Wodeyars clan were a bunch of British sycophants whose main function was to loot the rich natural resources of Karnataka for the consumption of the British. The British provided these feudal lords all the protection and throw them some crumbs from their left overs.
The Wodeyars appointed Krishnamacharya as the Physical Training teacher for the palace along with several other European trainers. It is here that the shrewd Iyengari learnt the gymnastic physical postures and cooked up a mystical lineage for this and named it Yoga. It is the second nature of Brahmins to cook up such stories just like their cock and bull Puranas. The upper caste Hindu nationalists took no time in adopting this so called ‘Ancient Exercises’ into their mind cult curriculum in their shakas.
The editor of Dalitnation had many interaction with these yoga Gurus in our school life. In one instance at our high school in Mysore the fat pot bellied Pattabhi Jois once visited for a lecture and told us about the benefits of these ancient exercises supposedly revealed by their rishis. Many of us able bodied strong Dalit students laughed at the silly physical education lessons given by this pot bellied Brahmin. Pattabhi Jois talked about vegetarianism and how due to vegetarianism Brahmins are the most intelligent. At that time as an young boy we stood up and asked him if that were the case why Brahmins have not produced great scientists like Einstien, Newton, Copenicus, Neils Bohr and such. All these fellows were non-vegetarians. Even the so called Brahmin geniuses like Bhaskaracharya, Panini and others were not vegetarians.
We are now watching with glee when modern scholarship debunking all the lies of these Brahmins.