Sedona, Arizona is said to have four natural energy vortex sites. An energy vortex may be best describe as a whirling pool of energy. A variety of effects are believed to be a consequence of positioning oneself within the swirls of a natural vortex. Although individual experiences vary, some of the reported impacts include an uplift in vitality, invigoration, exhilaration, boost in spiritual awareness, increase consciousness or an improved sense of well being.
My take after trekking to these sites is that no matter what you may or may not feel from these mystical forces of energy, the experience will be positively healthy. Why? Because availing yourself of the opportunity to potentially get energized requires some movement. And depending on where you park, at least some hiking is necessary to reach two vortex sites (Boynton Canyon & Cathedral Rock) around Sedona. The other two (Airport & Bell Rock) are located reasonably close to a parking area.
Hiking to the vortex sites around Sedona, Arizona is not considered strenuous. Although, you can opt to climb up relatively steep faces of some big red rocks within the zone of spinning energy. This ascent might be challenging for those with a fear of heights or in poor fitness condition. In the interest of safety, you could stay low and likely reap the energy effects anyway.
Another consideration about traveling to the Sedona area is its elevation. At around 5,000 feet, you could experience symptoms of altitude sickness. The least of which is the “out of breath” effect of traveling by foot in an environment offering less oxygen. Health tip to help overcome “not acclimatized” dyspnea is to frequently stop and catch your breath.
Sedona area has a terrain peppered with loose rocks. Twisting an ankle or knee is a concern while traversing a rocky path. In the event you do sprain or overwork a joint, form of treatment is R.I.C.E. And take a pain reliever (aspirin) or anti-inflammatory (ibuprofen) to help ease any excruciating discomfort.
Worth a mention, Sedona is in Arizona’s red rock country. Clothing soiled by red dirt can be difficult to wash out. Travel tip is do not wear your favorite shoes and socks because they could become forever stained.