Yoga for rascals
Posted on January 23, 2018
The yoga system, hatha-yoga system, is meant for this class of rascals, ajita. Yoga indriya-samyamah. Real meaning of yoga means controlling the senses. So because everyone is ajita-sad-varga — ajita means not conquered — so those who are too much addicted in the bodily concept of life, for them this hatha-yoga is prescribed. The purpose is to control the senses, not that to reduce fat or something else. No. Real purpose is yoga indriya-samyamah. Because unless we control the senses, we remain in ignorance, blind, and go on.
From Srila Prabhupada's lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 6.1.52 — August 5, 1975, Detroit