Tirurukkural 637: The Office of Minister of State

Though you are acquainted with the (theoretical) methods (of performing an act), understand the ways of the world and act accordingly.

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
The force of the intellectual area of the mind is controlled and transmuted through the power of a regulated breath. A beginning pranayama is a method of breathing nine counts as we inhale, holding one; nine counts as we exhale, holding one count.
—Gurudeva