November 8, 2023
When it comes to the ways Sedona surprises visitors, it’s not simply the stunning natural beauty, friendly people, and array of dining, shopping, and outdoor recreation available in such close proximity to our serene and comfortable hotel. In fact, some of Sedona’s surprises aren’t even visible to the naked eye. Take vortexes, for example, those mysterious cosmic forces that many say emanate from our region’s distinctive red rocks.
Not sure what to make of it? Find out what a vortex is and why people come here from all of the world to find them.
What’s a Vortex?
Think of a vortex as the earth’s beating heart, swirling centers of energy that promote healing, meditation, and self-exploration. Often, visitors will report feeling energized and inspired after visiting one of these areas.
Where Are the Sedona Vortexes?
Sedona is considered a vortex in its entirety, but there are four specific areas where the energy flow is particularly felt emanating from the earth or spiraling downward into it: . All accessible on easy hikes, each area has its own distinctive features. Look for the twisted juniper trees at Airport Mesa. These trees respond to vortex energy in an overtly physical way wherever the energy is the strongest. Notice the spiraling effect instead of straight lines of growth, sometimes strong enough to bend the branch.
The Arabella staff can recommend tours to these popular Sedona vortexes or explain how to get there on your own. It’s likely that you’ll find people practicing yoga or meditation at these sites – just remember to be respectful so that all can experience the vortexes in their own way.
Even if you’re not keen on metaphysics, a walk in a Sedona vortex will bring fresh air and fantastic views. Keep an open mind and feel the vortexes for yourself, then return for a peaceful evening at the Arabella, where we embody the spirit Sedona in our own special way.