Srila Prabhupada once said, ‘It is a remarkable thing that the perfection of yoga was taught in the middle of a battlefield.’ And indeed we must agree. Yoga generally happens in a quiet place, far from the madding crowd. The mood and energy in a battlefield is quite the opposite.
So what does this say about the yoga Krishna discusses in the Gita? Arjuna, the warrior, wants to quit. For the greater good he wants to step away from the great battle just about to start. Krishna wants him to stay and fight - also for the greater good. It goes back and forth. Where is the sense of yoga there?