What is meditation? Discuss the benefits of meditation? (mention at least 3). (Lowers Blood Pressure and psychosocial stress which reduces risk of mortality, myocardial infarction and stroke).

Week 8: Question for Discussion

Chapter 16 – Yoga.

Chapter 17 – Meditation.

Question(s):

1. What is meditation? Discuss the benefits of meditation? (mention at least 3). (Lowers Blood Pressure and psychosocial stress which reduces risk of mortality, myocardial infarction and stroke). – Complementary & Alterative Therapies for Nursing Practice – 4th ed – Karen Fontaine – 2015

2. Is there any research study that support the benefits discussed? – Yes (1. Cochrane systematic research in regard to pre-term labor 2. meta-analysis found meditation effective in reducing symptoms of stress and anxiety 3. systematic review of mind-body therapies found meditation improved symptoms of fatigue, thus improving quality of life)

3. Have you ever practiced meditation? Discuss your experience?

Guidelines: The answer should be based on the knowledge obtained from reading the book (only the last part of the question is your opinion/ experience). You must answer all the questions. Your grade will be an average of all parts of the question.

Grading Criteria: Discuss what is meditation? (25%). Discuss the benefits of meditation? (mention at least 3) (30% – 10 points each). Is there any research study that supports the benefits discussed? (30%). Have you ever practiced meditation? Discuss your experience? (15%).

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