Dhriti is the ability to hold and sustain steadiness and strength in the
mind and control over the senses. In the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna
speaks about dhriti as the unwavering perseverance that is cultivated
and used to remain calm, steady and resilient through all the trials and
tribulations of life.
Without dhriti, the mind can become restless and a yogi can begin reacting to and following thoughts that lead to thoughtless action. However, with dhriti, a yogi will consistently and patiently draw their awareness back to their breath and and the moment of yoga. When yogis cultivate dhriti in practice, it remains in all aspects of life. Overtime, developing dhritis helps yogis to become balanced with the true purpose of yoga, which is to bring single-pointed focus to life.