The Lannisters are the richest and most powerful family as well as one of the oldest dynasties within the seven kingdoms of Westeros. The father Tywin is the ruler of the family and in charge of maintaining their family’s status as the most powerful. There are three children Jaime, Cersei, and Tyrion. The incest produced child named Joffrey Baratheon claims the iron throne after the death of King Robert Baratheon which gives the Lannisters even more power. Their house words are “Hear me Roar,” even though throughout the books and the show you more often hear the phrase: “A Lannister always pays his debts.”
“You have to give it to the Lannisters – they may be the most pompous, ponderous cunts the gods ever suffered to walk the world, but they do have outrageous amounts of money” – Renley Baratheon
Tywin is the head of the Lannister household and brilliantly manipulates each and every family in Westeros. The very few times that we have seen Tywin in a fight scene within the show he has saved the day and always been on horseback. As he continues to further age and the responsibilities of furthering the family line fall on his children…
“Before long I’ll be dead, and you and your brother and your sister and all of her children, all of us dead, all of us rotting in the ground. It’s the family name that lives on. That’s all that lives on. Not your personal glory, not your honor… but family.” -Tywin to Jaime
There may not be hope. Jaime has no interest in Casterly Rock, Cersei is self-obsessed, and Tywin despises Tyrion for causing his wife’s death (even though he is the most intelligent of the children). To ensure that the Lannister’s roar is heard throughout the seven kingdoms Tywin must stay in good health and manage the family. For this reason he needs to spend his time practicing yoga, giving him increased flexibility for battle and a healthier heart as well as a freer and clearer mind.