Breath is like the string of a kite. The kite is like the mind. By controlling the breath, you control the mind. When a student comes in touch with the finer forces of the body called prana the yoga student can learn to control the mind, for it is tightly fastened to breath like a kite to a string. When the string is held skillfully, the kite, which wants to fly here and there, is controlled and it flies in the desired direction by gently bringing the mind back to the present moment – back to its natural state of peacefulness and joy. – Yogi Patanjali.