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Former space scientist unleashes priceless lessons in life

We landed at Kannur on a misty morning after an overnight journey from Bengaluru.  Driving through the scenic stretches of Western Ghats, our escort S...

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Anu B George .... Rishikesh / Meditation

Dr.T.P Sasikumar- A space scientist, social worker.

New Delhi : India | Apr 07, 2009 at 12:22 AM PDT
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Meditation and Pain Management

1.this meditation and pain management is not new theory is it???
not new.This have been under various forms and heading in bits and piece. the pain management is having many forms, One main factor is through physcical and the forms are sadation and medicines ,messeges and balms etc. second form can be instrumental through emotional support that is councilling and emotional and intellectual pretotection, which is easy via question answer sessions. The methods can be through questions answer session and while seeking answers you can come across solutionss and well as a case study to the picotal crust of the reasons, too.Managing your ego is another method which is through scolding , showing power and fights etc. The social methor is through hiding turnign your face against the problam and initiating a creative image and worrking hard.These are throggh phyco,neuro, yoga, pranayama ,meditation ayurved,modern medicine, councilling and therapy techniques. conducting these workshops, how do you manage the session??

The main idea is to understnd the theory of management of pain and finding a solutions for it under one roof .The basic science behind the study and reason why we should find solutions , so that the individual find soolutions and relif with which the painmanagemnt can be practices with out support as well.

3. by giving them methods of pain management will they be able to do this on their own??

The level of the individual tolerence can be mesures first. If a road accident hapenn and the wond is not serious and deep how should we feel, the patient is able to see, feel and suffer the pain . For small injuries do we need sedation, local or general.Is this makign the cell inactive, by doing so is this effection the healing process?? can we use meditative methord to insted of sedative?? the labout pains reduced cosiderably if its done underwater.why? similerly to understand the painmanagement through phycho neuro backgorund , then this be trained and can be practiced by individual people too.

4. Pain management for who? those who go through pain or physiological/psychological pain, like fear and depressions?

This theory is not bases of For those who are patients only, its can be effective for people of any level and for general well being of any human species.

5. Is this management of pain affiliated or associated with any medical theories??

The modern medicine knows only to treat with sedation and it is changing the chemistry of mecine which is equal to consuming alchahol.
6.Is this the solution?

we are trying to understand the electro-elcilograph and learn the brain behind pain and undeerdtand the meditation,yoga bio feedbackk to learn the EEG and itd effects. Thus the new theory and new study will be produced or inveted.These workshops or conferences is to draft the sstudy into a final form of a tectbook.I am leading the group discussions and the content cration of this book in question through these workshops.

This new line of study of painmanagement agree meditation can help with a host of health problems. “Relaxing and quieting your mind by focusing on your breathing can reduce stress ,even the stress that comes with decieces like artheris,cancer .The studies shows that patients who meditated responded to stress with lower heart rates, better hormonal changes and improved immune function and that meditation, in combination with traditional medicines, appears to be beneficial for arthritis patients. People who meditate tolerate pain better, he adds. Want to try some easy meditation techniques? Here are some you can do every day.

Sit or lie in a quiet room, imagining your body is flowing with energy – feel it flowing through your fingers, up and down your back and all over your body. If there are places where you feel pain, concentrate on imagining the energy flowing through those areas easily, until you can feel energy flowing freely all over your body.

Yoga breathing, like pranayama. Each morning and evening, start and end your day with a two-minute session of focused breathing. Sit in a comfortable chair that supports your back, relax, inhale for four seconds and then exhale for six seconds.

Walking meditation. If you doctor has OK’d a walking program, you can turn it into a meditation routine, suggests Dr.Sasikumar. Instead of listening to pop music through headphones, thinking about your to-do list or chatting, focus intently on your body’s movements as you walk, he says. It’s that simple.

Guided imagery. Relax in a comfortable position as you listen to a voice that helps you focus on a beautiful scene or visualize your “helper” cells healing your joints. Dr.Sasikumar recommends . Focus on a word, phrase, prayer, sound or piece of music. Meditate for a few minutes but aim to work up to 20 minutes per session and two sessions per day. This focusing meditation can be done while you’re walking or sitting in a comfortable chair.

Mindful meditation. Focus on being in the moment, or on a specific feeling. Many hospitals have programs that use this method of quieting thoughts. It’s a good idea to have at least one lesson to learn the right way to do it, says Dr. . , can be helpful.
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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ISRO must go for detailed knowledge auditing

Dr. T. P. Sasikumar
Chairman, Shiksha-IIAASSLL, FIDCO
Vice-Chairman, Global Nair Service Society

Many reports analyse the two GSLV failures in 2010 with their economic implications. There are reports and views, which claim that the recent failure of GSLV is the cryogenic stage and this could hamper the subsequent PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) launches too, as they are common for both engines. This is more alarming. A proper auditing on the Cryogenic Technology Transfer Deal with Russia, and the interventional role, if at all by America, also need to be studied.

Initially ISRO scientists attempted to develop a cryogenic engine on their own. However, having made no progress, in 1991 ISRO entered into a USD120 million contract with Glavkosmos for the supply of two KVD-1 cryogenic engines and the complete transfer of technology for those engines.

In 2005, ISRO Chairman G. Madhavan Nair, while delivering the thirty-second foundation day lecture on ‘Space Technology Development – Management Perspective’ at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. said, “We have completed the qualification of indigenous cryogenic engines…It (cryogenic engine developed by India) is as good as the Russian one.” He added that ISRO would soon flight-test the engine.

Focusing on research

When ISRO is on the fence of the first generation people leaving the organisation, it is high time that it goes for a detailed HR / Knowledge Auditing. Reading between the lines, it is to be seen that people like Abdul Kalam left ISRO to join DRDO, Yeshpal left for UGC, Gowariker for DST, as did others like Y.S. Rajan, Chandrasekhar et al from ISRO HQ office who were strong scientific leaders in the Space Department!

When an organisation runs with R&D and Project mode with people working in parallel manner, it will have many disadvantages. Project mode people get extra mileage and in the horse-race, R&D people are forced to change track. Thus, ISRO lacks real research people and credible published papers. Such an organisation should have been holding many PhDs in the allied subjects, whereas today it is mostly technology reconstructions that are running the show.

ISRO must encourage R & D and hope the IIST at Thiruvananthapuram will grow to a good centre of excellence with autonomous status to give timely solutions to many of the problems of ISRO. IIST has to grow as a knowledge repository of ISRO.

ISRO could play a major role in real world application towards economic development, natural resource management, etc. R & D in areas of data utilisation and ground segment activity need to be boosted. Proper orientation for the young blood inducted into the organisation for a vision is to be revisited. Training departments in ISRO units are given least importance. Maybe each centre must have a Research and Training Department and could work in tandem with IIST in teaching / research.

Young Indian researchers from all over the globe who are in space-related areas must be invited to come back to India to join ISRO, like the effort of Nehru in the early ages of Indian Scientific Development. Radhakrishnan, the present chairman has the managerial excellence to take ISRO into higher levels, learning from two successive GSLV failures, moon and beyond.

A team of large human technological manpower around, ISRO is not in line with required managerial skills. Many of the middle level managers and head of the units are grown over time with technical contributions and are not trained in managerial abilities and human resource / knowledge management.

A strategic analysis group must be active with ISRO for foreign political interventions, defence related issues, analysis of the development of space activity in the neighboring countries are to be set up to learn geopolitical reasoning for failures and steps required to take precautions.

(The writer was formerly Deputy Director, Directorate General of Security, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India, Delhi. He was also Scientist & Section Head -ADRIN, Hyderabad, Scientist of Space Application Centre, Ahmedabad and Programme Planning & Project Management, ISRO-HQ, Bangalore).