The energies in the aura are in constant motion, like water flowing in a constantly changing container. They spiral and spin and flow in figure 8's communicating between the layers and supporting exchange and communication with the environment. They send signals from your body outwards, and they receive signals from others. They can develop areas of stagnation, just as can the body's energies.
One dysfunctional pattern that can develop is called a vortex. It is a distortion in the field that does not serve you.
This happens when the energy spins continually in the same pattern, drawing in repeated experiences of the same kind, or communicating outwards messages of the same sort.
You can have an 'innie' vortex that draws unwanted experiences, or an 'outie' vortex where you are presenting yourself inaccurately to the world, always giving off the 'wrong vibe.'