Earlier this year we visited Sedona, AZ and the energy vortexes. What is an energy vortex? Each of your chakras (bodily energy centers) are energy vortexes. In addition, people who are sensitive to energy feel spiraling spiritual energy emanating from certain spots on the earth and have called these spots vortexes. The energy here facilitates prayer, meditation, and spiritual healing. Sedona has a number of these vortexes. Understanding energy within the body is an integral part of yoga. Apparently, many people who know of the vortex claims at Sedona consider these claims “New Age.” Some people think yoga is “New Age.” Yoga is 7,000 years old and rooted in the Tantric practices of Shiva.
When we got to Sedona, we went to Bell Rock first.
We hiked the trail and scrambled up the rock on the highway side of Bell Rock where the vortex is centered. How were we to experience the vortex energy? There aren’t laser beams shooting out of the ground. There are no weird sounds. The trees do look rather twisted. This is from the effects of the energy. We got to a comfortable sitting spot and sat down to meditate. There were interesting things going on in the meditation. A chakra visualization exercise part of the meditation involves visualizing each chakra in turn with a ball of spinning light at each one in turn using a standard color scheme and working through the chakras one at a time from the bottom up.
- Muladhara (base of the spine) – red
- Svadisthana (opposite sex organs) – orange
- Manipura (at the navel) – yellow
- Anahata (at the heart) – green
- Vishuddha (at the throat) – sky blue
- Ajna (trikuti or third eye) – indigo
- Sahasrara (crown of head) – violet tinged white
Many times when doing this routine the colors may be indistinct or not seem to come at all. The process may be slow or may require restart. Here at Bell Rock, the chakra colors were bright and true and the routine developed a rythym that worked through all the chakras quickly.
We also visited the Chapel of the Holy Cross which is built on another vortex in Sedona. Meditation here can be done indoors on pews and is more comfortable.
Later we got to the Airport vortex. There is a high rock that was perfect for seeing the whole Sedona skyline. A meditation there proved just as powerful as one at Bell Rock. It seemed like the effects were surging through the body.