Embrace the power of nature
There's no better place to discover your inner being than out in the great outdoors! A deep-green forest cloaked in a canopy of branches and carpeted with soft mossy undergrowth is the perfect location to enjoy some well-deserved peace and quiet. Simply close your eyes and let the warmth of the sun rush through your body and restore your energy levels.
Which of our recommended places of power is the ideal retreat for you depends on your own individual preferences. Nevertheless, be it experiencing relaxation at its very best in an extensive yoga session, embracing tranquillity in a wonderfully silent chapel or listening to the soothing sounds of the forest, all you need to do is let these places work their magic.
On the bright side of life
There's nothing quite like the wonderful tingling of your skin as warm rays of sun shine down on your face: a truly lovely feeling that warms us both inside and out. The beneficial effect of sunlight on the body and soul is a well-known fact and always leaves us feeling sunny and bright ourselves. The ideal place to take advantage of this light therapy is elevated regions, which normally rise above the rare yet dense blanket of clouds covering the valley below. A particularly bright destination is the Mieming Plateau, which offers virtually non-stop sunshine. You can also find "the bright side of life" on the endearing and inviting sunny plateaus above Innsbruck: the town of Oberperfuss or havens in the south such as Lans and Sistrans are top locations for catching some feel-good rays. So what are you waiting for? Grab your sunglasses and discover the sunny side of life in and around Innsbruck!
Churches and chapels have always been special places of power, regardless of religion and beliefs. The Innsbruck region also features plenty of beautiful buildings with stunning details in which visitors can immerse themselves in a world of peace and quiet. The special atmosphere of such cultural treasures steeped in history also has an inspirational effect. Many of the region's churches and chapels are located on small hills and stand proud on these little pedestals, inviting visitors from far away to come and embrace their special peaceful setting.
Forest bathing with all the senses
Bathing in the forest? What may sound bizarre is actually a simple way to rediscover your inner calm: find an undisturbed forest area, focus your attention on your breathing and let your mind run free. Breathe deeply in and out. Finally, close your eyes and open your ears to the wonderful sounds of the forest around you.
This so-called "forest bathing" originates from a long-standing Japanese tradition and aims to use the healing effect of the forest. After all, the positive effect of time spent in the forest for relaxation and recuperation has been scientifically proven for many years. In the city, the sounds of nature are often drowned out by the hustle and bustle of urban life, but in the forest, you can focus your attention on them with no distractions and with all of your senses. Be it at an accompanied session or on your own, make the most of this opportunity to be at one with nature as the leaves rustle around you.