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San Francisco, Silicon Valley Yogis Join International Yoga Day
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San Francisco, Silicon Valley Yogis Join International Yoga Day

By Sharon Simonson Can yoga help solve the world’s biggest problems? Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi thinks so. Thousands more people in the San Francisco Bay Area seem to agree — or perhaps yoga in the California sun and sea breeze just sounds like a pretty good time. Five thousand people — each bearing yoga mat — are expected at San Francisco’s Marina Green Park on Sunday for the first International Day of Yoga, an event proposed by Modi before the United Nations last fall. Hundreds, perhaps thousands more yogis are expected to gather in Silicon Valley, at San Jose City Hall, Sunnyvale’s Baylands Park and at events in Morgan Hill, Cupertino and Pleasanton. In all, more than 100,000 yogis in 160 cities across the globe are expected to share the experience, according to...