Sometimes we just need to unplug to recharge our batteries and dedicate some quality time to ourselves. Work, home, family, relationships... When you feel as if you have a thousand things to do and no time to do them, take a break. Stop. Breathe. Live. Empty your mind. Let your thoughts settle for a moment and rediscover energy in nature. As a wellness destination, and thanks to its energy itineraries that will take you to the region’s places of power, Ascona-Locarno is particularly special if you need to recharge.
Breathing is the only thing we cannot avoid doing for more than a few minutes. It is an activity suspended between the conscious and unconscious, a bridge between inside and outside. This is why activities such as meditation and yoga place so much importance on breathing. Pausing the mind and living in the flow of nature can fill you with energy, especially in the right places.
The Barbescio, near Arcegno, under which the Insubric Line runs, is an excellent spot for regenerating yourself with a little yoga or simply sitting down to admire the view. Here the energy and magnetism of nature are particularly strong. The narrow streets of the village of Arcegno and its traditional houses are also a real blast from the past. If water is what helps restore you, the rivers and waterfalls are ideal. The Cascata del Salto waterfall in Maggia is a corner of heavenly wild nature just a stone’s throw from civilisation. It’s easily accessible and offers the peace you need. If you’re lucky, you might even get to see a rainbow! Another place with a very special energy is Monte Verità above Ascona. Here you can meditate in the zen garden, take a break while sipping a matcha tea on the terrace or stroll among the tea seedlings of one of Europe’s most northerly plantations.