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%).