Inhale & exhale… all is rolling in the expansion & contraction of the Universe

** Warning warning… I’m going to get a quantum physics on your asses ** (but it’s cool – promise!)

I’ve been feeling this a lot for a long time… the INHALE & EXHALE… the constant alignment with the rhythm of the Universe.  Waking with the sun, tuning in like clock work to the cycles of the moon and feeling in FLOW with the shifting energies at play on the planet.

I especially feel it in my life right now as face the pull to EXPAND my reality and travel the world, connecting with everyone I can, , but on the flip side feeling the call to or to ENRICH the current reality, the present and stable (and hide at home in bed).

For me when I really listen to my heart, the EXPANSION and feeling of CREATION always wins (for now anyway).  As one of my dear teachers told me the other day “the pulse of creation is strong in you grasshopper” – yep she’d be right there!

We see these traits at play every moment ~ Open / close ~  invert / evert ~ expand / contract…  They play together like the inhale and the exhale… the ANIMA and the MAHIMA of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras – two of the eight sidis or special powers we acquire, or more remember we have along our journey (and this is the actual reason I am writing this post as I’m researching for a yoga class I’m teaching tomorrow).


Hanuman, my favourite Monkey God had these powers, but like most of the Gods and Goddesses forgot he had them until I really went within remembered  - errr… sounds like someone else’s journey – right?  Well, when he did suss it out he could use it to his advantage to become MASSIVE and then shrink down to a miniature monkey when it served him and he applied his fixed concentration.

From a movement perspective this fascinates me as I LOVE to play with the EXPANSION and CONTRACTION in my asana and dance.  We inhale and reach the top the of our pose, the blossoming of our heart, the blooming of our ever growing potential… and as we exhale we withdraw, we take stock, we prepare once again for the time of growth (even if it comes only seconds later)… super juicy… yes!!

Not to get all quantum physics on you (because, let’s be honest, I may try to explain something I do not understand – like the Fractal-Holographic Universe)… but I am going to mention the TORUS FIELD as it has intrigued me ever since I discovered its existence.  AND, because I am so HEART focuses and our heart is in fact… A TORUS FIELD!

I quote:

The torus, or primary pattern, is an energy dynamic that looks like a doughnut – it’s a continuous surface with a hole in it. The energy flows in through one end, circulates around the centre and exits out the other side.
You can see it everywhere – in atoms, cells, seeds, flowers, trees, animals, humans, hurricanes, planets, suns, galaxies and even the cosmos as a whole.
Scientist and philosopher, Arthur Young, explained that a torus is the only energy pattern or dynamic that can sustain itself and is made out of the same substance as its surroundings – like a tornado, a smoke ring in the air, or a whirlpool in water.  The torus also applies at the human level. Each person not only is a torus – our bodies are a continuous surface (skin) with a hole through the middle (intestinal tract) – but we are each surrounded by our own toroidal electro-magnetic field.
Each individual’s torus is distinct, but at the same time open and connected to every other in a continuous sea of infinite energy.It is the same energy field you can feel with a magnet. It is usually invisible, but by scattering iron filings loosely around a magnet you can actually see the toroidal shape of energy.images
WOAH – how freaking cool is THAT?!

Now back to the heart… and more quoting as Ash from The Awakened State explains it well;

The Heart’s electromagnetic frequency arcs out from the Heart and back in the form of a torus and the axis of this Heart torus extends from the pelvic floor to the top of the skull, and the whole field is holographic, meaning that information about it can be read from each and every point in the torus.

This also connects on the sacred geometry level where our heart chakra is composed of a star tetrahedron. It connects the energy together.  Also the way the kundalini flows within the chakra system, this energy flows within the same way, the rising serpent of the ida (feminine) and pingala (masculine) join together through the Nadis. The Nadis are your subtle channels that heighten your psychic abilities through the network of energy. The ida and pingala rises up to create a central channel Sushumna where they are joined. Shakti Kundalini will then awaken and rise up Sushumna, energising the seven chakras.  Your chakras create your aura and your aura is a field of energy known as a torus. Everything comes full circle. Pretty cool huh?

Super super cool I say… so there… anima & mahima… constant cosmic contraction and expansion… constant flow of torus field energy rising and feeding into your shining aura… and back to the beginning.  Inhale.. exhale…

And over and over again… creating and recreating… again… and again… and again…

Expanding on the cosmic out breath… then settling and going deeper on the cosmic in breath. 

What a magical Universe this is! Feeling super lucky to be part of this crazy experiment…