Swami Ramdev Ji, who reportedly has an 85 million-strong worldwide following, led a yoga class for nearly 2000 practitioners at Glasgow's Emirates Arena.
But, although he was pleased by the turnout, the spiritual leader said he was used to larger numbers.
Swami Ji said: "This is a miracle for you but when I practice in India 200,000 people are coming to take part.
"Here, there is a limitation of space but people are slowly, slowly going crazy for yoga and this is a good sign."
Swami Ji's visit to Glasgow continued despite a difficult start after he was detained at Heathrow for eight hours on Friday.
He was given a 24 hour visa and ordered to return to the airport on Saturday before being allowed to continue his journey on Sunday night.
A trust run by Swami Ji bought the island of Little Cumbrae off the coast of Largs and set up a yoga centre two years ago.
His visit to Scotland was part of a YogArena, an initiative by the charity Patanjali Yog Peeth (UK) Trust, which aims to host yoga classes in arena-sized venues.
Swami Ji was joined by yoga practitioner Sunita Poddar whose new book, Yoga for Children, demonstrates the potential benefits of Patanjali yoga practice in the classroom and features Glasgow pupils.