“‘Effort toward steadiness’ refers to focusing and stilling the mind in meditation, to cultivation of regularity, and to developing an unwavering awareness of the mind’s activities (especially the ego’s limiting and harmful impact)…. But yoga is not limited to formal meditation or prayer…. We won’t make satisfactory progress if we practice control of the mind…
1.18 Liberation is achieved when practice has rendered the mind free from distraction.
“…citta is a non-occilating state between thoughts. Hence, one has to increase or enhance this state of pause in between thoughts.” – BKS Iyengar, The Core of the Yoga Sutras