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Vritti (plural: Vrittis), in the context of yoga, is the name given to different tendencies which come to our mind without our conscious knowledge.

As a word, vritti means vortex or circular activity with no beginning and no end.

Vrittis of Tantric Chakras

Vrittis are associated with the Tantric Chakras:

  1. Muladhara: greatest joy, natural pleasure, delight in controlling passion, and blissfulness in concentration.
  2. Swadhisthana: affection, pitilessness, feeling of all-destructiveness, delusion, disdain and suspicion.
  3. Manipura: spiritual ignorance, thirst, jealousy, treachery, shame, fear, disgust, delusion, foolishness and sadness.
  4. Anahata: lustfulness, fraudulence, indecision, repentance, hope, anxiety, longing, impartiality, arrogance, incompetency, discrimination and defiance.
  5. Vishuddha
  6. Ajna
  7. Sahasrara

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