What is a Vortex

What is a Vortex?

What is a vortex and and how can you experience its power?

A vortex is believed to be a special spot on the earth where energy is either entering into the earth or projecting out of the earth’s plane. Vortexes (or vortices) are found at sacred sites throughout the world – the Great Pyramid in Egypt, Machu Picchu in Peru, Bali, Stonehenge, Uluru/Ayers Rock in Australia, etc. It is believed that the vortex energy moves in a spiral, moving up or down.

How Can Vortex Energy Help You?

Some say Sedona’s vortex energy is so powerful that you can actually feel it and that it is powerful enough to help people take giant leaps with their spiritual development. The Native Americans believe that spiritual transformation can occur more quickly and easily in Sedona because the veils to other dimensions are thinner here. Whether or not you believe that energy vortexes actually exist, one thing is for certain, there is “something” about Sedona that has made people travel here for something more than just its incredible beauty.

Where are Vortexes Located?

Although all of Sedona is considered to be a vortex, there are special spots that have been identified where the energy is more intense and where you are more likely to actually feel the energy. These vortexes have been further categorized into “feminine” (energy entering the earth) and “masculine” (energy coming out of the earth). Cathedral Rock and the Chapel of the Holy Cross have been identified as feminine; Airport Mesa and Bell Rock as masculine. Boynton Canyon combines both.


As you go to these places, you will very likely see people doing meditation, yoga or energy clearings with experienced practitioners to take advantage of the special healing qualities of Sedona’s vortex energy. In my over 20 years of working with this special energy, I have seen amazing transformations happen.

How to Experience the Power of A Vortex

Here is what I suggest to experience the vortex energy of Sedona. Go to one of the vortexes and find a spot where you can be alone. Sit or lie down on the ground, take some deep breaths and feel yourself relax. Ask a question and see what answer bubbles up first (don’t edit the answer with your mind). Keep breathing and notice any differences in how you feel – you may feel more relaxed, your body may start to tingle, you may feel your heart open, you may feel an old injury ache, as the energy moves through that area of your body for healing. And, you may simply just feel good! Wouldn’t that be something!
The benefit of connecting with the vortex energy can have lasting effects well after leaving Sedona . This is what has made Sedona the go-to place for spiritual seekers from all over the world.

The vortex energy is powerful and transformational – come to Sedona to experience it for yourself!


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Debra Stangl, Founder, Sedona Soul Adventures

What is a Vortex?