One definition of yoga, from Patanjali, is that yoga is the ability to choose a focus and maintain that focus over time. As a result, says Sutra I.3, tada, then, the true self is established, in its own form. At other times, itaratra, the mind wanders, jumping from thought to thought like a monkey swinging from branch to branch in the jungle.

Here's my focus for the next hour, after lunch: knitting a swatch of lace out of Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool in a shade of green that I could never wear, but is very fun to work with. Here's one possible focus for you, for a few minutes: pictures of the swatch, the yarn, and what I've been resisting but finally gave in to: Hand Maiden silk-wool yarn for a shawl for me.