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Biomechanics: The Three Dynamics

Expansion & Pulsation, THIRD DYNAMIC

it is the dynamic relationship between soft tuning and conscious firm tone, his pulsing loving creation of the universe is a rhythmic beat, the drum of Shiva Nataraja, the cosmic static dancer who creates the Tandava the dance of time and space, the pulsation it is creation from the inside out that stretches towards the edge of eternity and reaches out to rebound and reach again, thus stretching the boundaries even further, daring and exploring the boundaries to get to know oneself better, the pulse reflects a dynamic expression that it is the matrix of vibration that sustains life from the inside out, it is the source of manifestation, the pulse of radiant expansion is both for dynamic transitions outward and for internal movements directed by breathing and internal attention.

The central axis and its three main hinges The force of life, the expansive action of nature that wishes to express itself in all its infinite forms. It is the intrinsic energy from within, yearning to express itself in all directions. In the case of the physical body, it occurs through the medial lines of the bones assisted by the muscular chains, which radiate in all directions from the central axis and its three main hinges; the circuits.

Pulsating actions in all three circuits: This sequence will be exactly the opposite in muscle tone.

The circuits are the set of bones that surround the body, to which the extremities are attached.

  • Pelvic Circuit: In the case of the legs, it sends force, grounding when the Asana is standing and creates space in the joints and hips, knees, ankles and feet in that order.
  • Shoulder Circuit: In the case of the arms, sending force and creating space in the joints, shoulders, elbow, wrist and hands, similarly when the hands are in action as the base of the pose, helps to root them.
  • Occipital Circuit: Connected to the jaw, which sends force and creates space, aids in proper alignment between the upper neck, jaw, and head.

The Dance of Opposites The balance of pulsating expansion and muscle tone is at the heart of any posture. It moves from the firmness and stability of the toned Core and it is this pulse that gives the asana practice its transcendental dimension beyond simple calisthenics, the practice of Hatha Yoga reaches an intimate level of experience where muscle tone gives a sense of self. trust and potential are completed when expressed through the quality of the offer and exchange, the transcendence of what is beyond yourself, these two energies express the play of Divine Consciousness and in this dance, the student delights and grows.

Expansion & pulsation, THIRD DYNAMIC

The pulsation of everything. The action is made up of two main complementary forces that meet in the resulting isometric reaction, reflecting the great universal pulsation of contraction and expansion. One force contracts from the outer edges inward, while another force expands from the center inward. the periphery. In the microcosm of the body the force that expands outward from the center is called Expansion and Pulse.

Main Flows: Note that this is the exact opposite sequence of muscle tone.

  • Expansive Pulse, Flow from the “Axis” of the central center outward along the central lines to the extremities of the body. The energy moves from the center down to the base of the pose, up to the crown of the head and out to the tips of the fingers and toes. Separate girdles should be made and leave room for the organs.
  • Eccentric expansion. Allowing for optimal body placement. Stretches the core body of the muscle and engages the soft tissues as a unit, ensuring joint freedom within a safe range of mobile stability.


  • Isometric expansion, of the legs and arms, which move away from each other. It radiates from the center line like the rays of the sun radiating from the center out and around. No matter what initial position the limbs are in, they move isometrically away from the center line through the shortest possible route.
  • De/compresses the joints, creating more space for the fluids within the joint to heal and detoxify
  • Radiating into the base of the pose and the outer distal areas of the asana, flowing outward from the center lines of the limbs, the tone flows along the skeletal muscle chains and fascial tension lines, along the axis central torso and limbs.
  • Pulsing from the involved circuits towards the outer circumference of the body. From the bones to the skin along the shortest route, (pelvis, torso, skull), for example; Tadasana has its roots in the feet, so its center of action is in the pelvic circuit.

Types of Dynamic Pulse It is an energy which unfolds and creates expansion, length and width, This action creates a lengthening of the limbs and di/compressive freedom in the joints.

  • Active Expansive pulse, Radiant heart radiant power of intention of the heart assisted by determination and will. Mainly used for dynamic flow Vinyasa, static prolonged asana, assisted by our muscular strength, once the limbs are integrated, the radiant expressive pulse finds its way out, along the central lines and the muscular chains and fascias which assist the expression of the human being in its totality.
  • Passive Expansive pulse, mainly used for therapeutics with props and yin yoga, organically assisted by the gravity force, the body is attracted to the centre of the planet, in a constant act of rendition, where the use of elements deeply helps to work with gravity. the inward expresión of the Asana pulses in an intimate pleasurable relation with the practitioner.

Benefits of Expansive pulse the isometric rebound can expand itself safely with the sensitivity gained in the process.

  • The stretch inside the muscle is guided safe and consciously.
  • The breath enters in to the process allowing the Prana to rejuvenate the body
  • Healthy stretch occurs in the belly of the muscle, not the joints or the ligaments.
  • Permits active di/compression of the joints and its recovery
  • Enhance the performance of the student, in to a place of artistic expression.

Expansion & Pulsation, THIRD DYNAMIC
Three steps to Expand and Pulsate. *Note that this is exactly the opposite sequence to muscular tone.
1.From the ground up, 2. From the inside out, 3. From to the front to the back

Study Guide

Experiment with the third dynamic in class or on your own and in your own words, write about your experience and understanding.
How do you use this knowledge to benefit your students?

Dynamic expansion of flow directions.

  • Flow from the center of the “shaft” out
  • Decompresses the joints, creating more space.
  • Isometric expansion of legs and arms.
  • From the circuit it flows out from the center lines of the extremities.

Benefits of dynamic expansion

  • Allow the longing for the intrinsic energy from within to express itself in all directions.
  • The balance between muscle tone and dynamic expansion is at the heart of any posture.
  • One force contracts internally from the outer edges toward the center, while another force expands externally from the center toward the periphery.
  • The action is made up of two main complementary forces found in the isometric reaction against which the isometric rebound can expand.

Types of dynamic expansion

  • Active dynamic expansion, used mainly for Vinyasa dynamic flow, and asana in long stay, radiant expressive action.
  • Passive dynamic expansion, used mainly for therapies with supports, assisted by the force of gravity.