Vrttis refers to the different tendencies, which give rise to the mind expressing a variety of feelings & emotions. In order to achieve a serene consciousness, we have to be willing to change our behavior & approach toward the external world. Certain practices cultivate the mind & smooth the yogic path:
1. Maitri — Cultivation of friendliness toward those who are happy.
2. Karuna — Cultivation of compassion toward those who are in sorrow.
3. Mudita — Cultivation of joy toward those who are virtuous.
4. Upeksa — Cultivation of indifference or neutrality toward those who are full of vices.