The gaze during yoga practice is key.
Not only because it helps to calm your mind, but also because it helps you achieve your goals.
When you are stretching in any posture, use the eyes to set your goal, look at that spot where one day you want to reach. And sooner or later it will happen. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but one day it will happen.
It also works for life.
Don´t go without a goal in life.
Set your eyes (or the eyes of your mind) where you want to reach and sooner or later I can garantee you that you will get where you one day wanted to be.