Regenerate yourself. Recover your natural rhythms; rediscover the pleasure of being cradled by the sun and the sea. Breaking with the schemes of everyday life to find peace in not having them. Relaxation is forgetting to have those thoughts, which are ready to be shipwrecked on the long stretches of white beaches, understanding the true meaning of calm, cultivating boredom by transforming it into stillness. Noise is cancelled by the sound of the waves in Turks & Caicos or Antigua, gardens of tranquility, miracles of creation where everything is nature. Alone or coupled, treat yourself to well being, re-learn to listen to yourself, to feel your inner voice intensely. Water, earth, sky, air: a sensation on the skin in the Caribbean.
Emotions. Magic. Mysticism. India is the land of the Spirit, the place where the soul finds its home and the heart its peace, and the space in which body and mind find their understanding, in the name of energy. Kerala, where the white beaches are lined with palm trees, plantations have the aroma of spices and nature is sovereign, is where the journey towards yourself starts. It is in Goa, Karnataka and North India that the itinerary of discovery continues. The ancient practices of Ayurveda, the Medicine of God, which the ancient Indian sages received during high meditative states, are there for sustainment and illumination. A system of knowledge entirely of natural cures, an active and dynamic approach to life and a philosophy of being that leads to an encounter with the most remote part of yourself.
A country, a thousand countries. A land, a thousand lands. A trip to Indonesia is conceding yourself an itinerary in continuously different, unique, powerful scenarios. Leading the ranks of discovery is Bali, a mosaic of natural wonders and cultural melting pot, where the eye of the traveler in search of wonder finds rest. Here, everything speaks of enchantment: from the terraced rice paddies set like precious jewels in the lungs of nature, to Hindu temples capable of evoking timeless splendor, from antique flavored dancing to beaches intertwined like ribbons. But it is the smiling courtesy, affectionate availability and the great respect of the people who are hosting that touches the soul. Visiting Bali, and Indonesia, means immersing oneself in the dream of the smell of frangipani.
There is an unwritten agreement that links Italy to purest beauty. Every corner of this country hides an ancient history that is still alive in its most isolated hermitages, that resounds in the enchanted valleys amongst its rolling hills and is reborn on the waves of its seas or in the peaceful lapping of its lakes. Italy is the land of perfection, balance and harmony. Everything is art. Every road leads to a new discovery, to charm, to a hiatus in the face of wonder: here being and becoming, form and substance have found understanding, a perfect sublimation. Finding oneself again after a trip to Italy means resuming your journey with full awareness of your inner wellbeing.
Abandoning oneself to pleasure. Containing the unnatural life rhythms of imposed time. Conceding oneself a dip into wellbeing composed of long rests in nature, unreal silences broken only by the music of the sea and illuminated by the white light of unbordered beaches. To find one’s own inner balance, the balance between body and mind, connection with the world, the Maldives are the only answer. To discover the pleasure of taking care of oneself, listening to the echo within, each atoll becomes an oasis of tranquility, a garden of relaxation, a nursery of positive thoughts that speak the language of aromathology and reflexology and have the scent of Indonesian honey baths, Aloe Vera masks, peeling with herbs, spices and yogurt.
Easily reachable from all the European cities, Morocco offers an absolute change of atmosphere and an endless range of emotions. Cradled by the Mediterranean Sea on one side and from the Atlantic Ocean from the other, it has an unbelievable richness of landscapes. Cultural walks in the alleys of the Medinas, trekking in the Atlas mountain, relax on the beaches under the sun, you will find all you need to love yourself. There are thousand ways to enjoy wellbeing: offering to your body relaxing massages, purifying treatments, rest, time for the meditation, yoga, enjoying food, enjoying outdoor life, the sun, the mild climate, or simply accepting to share the time with the others, drinking a mint tea.
Culture and history are intertwined in Thailand, the land that shines the colors of gold. Gold of the temples that irradiate light, of the long sandy beaches where even the air “smells” of the sun and the genuine smile of a people, who have made welcome their second religion and availability their philosophy. In Eden the Thai speak of relaxation, lightness and of the placid search for one’s own wellbeing. The voice of the soul and the sound of the heart. Here some of the most esteemed health & wellness retreats in the world arise, oases of regeneration where traditional medicine meets Buddhist meditative practices, giving rise to long paths in pleasure that are entrusted to the hands of those who have made massage an art and the stimulation of the senses a skill.