Amrit Chand from Dubai's Miracles wellness centre tells us how to meditate
Time Out Dubai staff
1 Create a sacred space Your environment impacts your mood, therefore it is important to create a sacred space. This can mean simply switching all phones or sound-creating machines off, or even lighting candles, playing soft or relaxing music and burning incense.
2 Intention Meditation can be done by focusing on the breath, the third eye (the space between your eyebrows) or through visualisation. The intention plays a role in the meditative experience you may have.
3 Breath work There are various forms of breathing that can be practised in order to take you into a deep, relaxed state. Start by breathing into your belly and deep exhalation. Advanced types of breathwork can also be practised under the guidance of a facilitator.
4 The Right Clothing It’s important to wear loose and comfortable clothing so you can hold the meditation position comfortably and your clothes do not become a form of distraction.
5 Stretching It’s important to stretch the body or practise certain Yoga postures before or after meditation. This helps to quieten the mind.