mano hrdi nirudhya ca
murdhny adhayatmanah pranam
Word for word:
sarva-dvarani — all the doors of the body; samyamya — controlling; manah — the mind; hrdi — in the heart; nirudhya — conﬁning; ca — also; murdhni — on the head; adhaya — ﬁxing; atmanah — of the soul; pranam — the life air; asthitah — situated in; yoga-dharanam — the yogic situation.
Translation by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada:
The yogic situation is that of detachment from all sensual engagements. Closing all the doors of the senses and ﬁxing the mind on the heart and the life air at the top of the head, one establishes himself in yoga.
Purport by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada:
To practice yoga as suggested here, one ﬁrst has to close the doors of all sense enjoyment. This practice is called pratyahara, or withdrawing the senses from the sense objects. The sense organs for acquiring knowledge – the eyes, ears, nose, tongue and touch – should be fully controlled and should not be allowed to engage in self-gratiﬁcation. In this way the mind focuses on the Supersoul in the heart, and the life force is raised to the top of the head. In the Sixth Chapter this process is described in detail. But as mentioned before, this practice is not practical in this age. The best process is Krishna consciousness. If one is always able to ﬁx his mind on Krishna in devotional service, it is very easy for him to remain in an undisturbed transcendental trance, or in samadhi.