Tirukkural 906: Being Led by Women

They that fear the bamboo-like shoulders of their wives will be destitute of manliness though they may flourish like the Gods.

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