a word or phrase spoken or repeated silently that infuses the meaning of the mantra into the fabric of our being, and helps to set an intention with the purpose of transformation.
I don't always use a yogic term or phrase, but it always allows me to sit with the situation at hand. (Although when things go really haywire my mantra might not exactly be printable and is way not yogic!)
One phrase I have been using this week is:
embrace the chaos of incomplete