Lesson 2: The Role of Meditation Quiz Please purchase the course before taking this quiz. In mindfulness meditation, we place our attention and focus on inhaling and exhaling. When we recognize that we have lost that awareness of the breath, we gently return our focus back to the inhaling and exhaling.1 True False Meditation seems to shrink the parts of the brain associated with anxiety, panic and fear, and expand and strengthen the parts of the brain associated with mood regulation, calm, self-motivation and happiness. This is called the “inner pharmacy.”1 True False Which is NOT a way that meditation can improve the health of the physical body.1 Lowers heart rate Builds strong muscle tone Restores immunity Improves air-flow through the lungs. What state of being is the neurochemical oxytocin associated with?1 Exhilaration Anxiety and depression Feeling calm, secure and loved. Happy mood Drawing the senses inward, cultivating sattva, digesting experiences are some of the benefits of meditation according to Ayurveda.1 True False Why is it important to integrate meditation practice into our lives and our study of Ayurveda?1 Meditation helps us to heal, transform and realize our true nature. When we practice meditation, we are taking the path of the Rishis who’s meditative insight gave rise to the system of Ayurveda. This allows us to develop our own wisdom and understand Ayurveda deeply. Meditation strengthens our focus, concentration and ability to be present with what we are doing. All are correct What is a definition of mindfulness?1 Mindfulness is the awareness that arises in the present moment, on purpose and non-judgementally. Feeling less stress None are correct Relaxing the mind in a way that brings calm.