[PADA: Sheesh. Yoga postures are somewhat important and helpful, but I have to say, without Srila Prabhupada, none of us ever would have found out who is Krishna and what is devotional service to the Lord. This is unfortunate fare for many of the citizens of India, they have to see a lot of these yoga posture folks and many similar others (like mayavadas) being promoted, and not so much Krishna's devotional practices. The Pantanjali yoga process also seems a little mayavada, "reduce the mind's desires and merge with the self."
We are thus very lucky indeed to have found a guru who is handing out Krishna to us, its actually somewhat of a miracle if we think about it. In any case, yoga postures and wrestling will not save us from repeated birth and death, only devotion to Krishna will. Most of these yogis are simply not giving people the detailed message of devotional service that we get from Srila Prabhupada.
Srila Prabhupada gives these yogi posture folks some credit, he says after these folks get people interested in yoga in general, then some of the mass of people might go further and get involved with devotion to Krishna. Srila Prabhupada says -- its a start, and some start is better than none. Anyway, every day I thank my lucky stars for finding Srila Prabhupada, or I never would have found Krishna with these other types of yogis and swamis etc. ys pd]