Our focus is mindfulness (paying attention, on purpose, with all the senses, and without judging or interpreting).
From Kelly McGonigal (Yoga for Pain Relief):
Yoga movement is healing because it reunites mind and body. Yoga is not something the body can do while the mind is otherwise occupied.Mindfulness - paying attention to what you are doing as you do it and how it feels to do it - unlocks the full benefits of movement (vinyasa) or pose (asana). Mentally disappearing, by contrast, allows [us] to reinforce old habits, which [can] mean pain and stress...
Pay attention towhat you are doing and how it feels. Stay connected to your breath, thoughts, sensations, and emotions. Let your whole body and mind experience the movement [or pose] and receive its benefits.
This week notice (on your mat and in your life) when you're present and paying attention, and when you 'wander off' - what difference does it make in your engagement and enjoyment of your practice or day?