When I think of New Mexico and Arizona, I think of emptiness; vastness. There are vantage points drifting as far as the eye can see, giant gaping holes in the land, before it splits into massive, mile-deep canyons which paint the horizon. Cartoon-like, neon cacti are also plentiful with the occasional sprinkling of brightly hued desert flowers, creating a stark contrast against their barren backdrop.
By this point on the road trip, we were letting the open road determine our fate each morning and night. Upon arriving at Sedona (some of the absolute reddest rocks on the planet), we were told that giant “vortexes,” or even energy tunnels if you may, existed within and around these famous rock formations and not to be surprised if we witnessed people praying or stopping, dropping and doing yoga. Sure enough, we felt the energy in certain spots and found ourselves experiencing quite a few spiritual moments on these rocks, much yoga included.
Vortex (n.) - a mass of whirling fluid or air, especially a whirlpool or whirlwind.