Diabetes, Stress and Meditation


Today, the 14th November 2014, is World Diabetes Day as in previous years. The World Health Organisation reported that non communicable diseases, viz., diabetes, cardiovascular diseases (hypertension, atherosclerosis and cardiac/cerebral strokes), cancer, etc. account for more than 60% of deaths in India at present.


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Above: Bolivian police officers during a meditation session

DHojaiBy Dr. Dhruba Hojai

Today, the 14th November 2014, is World Diabetes Day as in previous years. The World Health Organisation reported that non communicable diseases, viz., diabetes, cardiovascular diseases (hypertension, atherosclerosis and cardiac/cerebral strokes), cancer, etc. account for more than 60% of deaths in India at present. The non-communicable diseases are related to stress. Although some main forms of cancer are directly related to the use of tobacco in both smoking and non smoking forms, they are also indirectly related to stress.

“Stress = diabetes”

Stress causes our bodies to release stress hormones. Hormones are normally secreted by the endocrine or the ductless glands for the biochemical function of the body. However, during stressful conditions, all the hormones of the body, except insulin (which is required for utilisation of sugar in the body), are secreted in excess. Therefore, those hormones secreted in excess amount during stressful conditions (except Insulin) are referred to as the stress hormones.

Now, how do the stress hormones change the biochemistry of the body? One molecule of stress hormone has the capacity to release one million molecules of sugar in the blood. Sugar is normally stored in the body in the form of glycogen in our muscles, liver and spleen. The stress hormones release sugar (glucose) from the stores during periods of stress and the level of sugar in blood rises very high in states of extreme stress. Therefore, extrinsic sugar is not responsible for diabetes. Our brain is the manufacturer of intrinsic sugar in the body. That is to say we don’t have to take sugar from outside our bodies to get diabetes. It’s stress which give us diabetes.

“Meditation will teach us to sublimate stress into it’s natural course out of our minds”

Now how to deal with stress? Acharya Haratmananda Avt., Proutist, during one of his discourses at Haflong, India a few years back gave wonderful demonstrations of the ways of dealing stress. Everybody has stress. However, stress is required for our development. But, the problem is that we absorb stress. Even, the sanyasis/sanyasinis (the moncs and nuns) have stress but they know how to play with stress. Therefore, the science of spiritual sadhana (meditation) or yoga is the only cure for stress. Medicines can only supplement in the cure of diabetes but the cure lies in practising spiritual sadhana.

Sadhana will teach us to sublimate stress into it’s natural course out of our minds. Moreover, meditation will help in the secretion of ‘melatonin’ from the pineal gland situated in front of the brain in the position at level between the two eyebrows. Melatonin is an over the counter drug in the United States and other western countries but abuse of the drug can be very harmful. Therefore, it’s much better to generate melaton in the natural way. All day animals and birds including humans secrete melatonin when dusk and darkness set in. That’s why birds and animals return to their homes and nests during dusk by instinct. But, humans have practically lost this instinct because of the impact of overload of work for survival in the mundane world, we are presently living in.

Shrii Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar described “Ego”, referred to as one of the ten ‘vrittis’ or ‘tendency’ that human beings have in the mundane mind, as one of the main stumbling blocks in one’s spiritual progress. Ego is the result of negative microvita [life force] just like a rotten apple is a result of negative microvita. P.R. Sarkar advised his disciples to form the habit of doing sadhana (meditation) at least twice a day.

From: PROUTGLOBE.ORG

Dr Dhruba Hojai,
Director of Health Services, Assam.(Retd.)
House # 24(Prashantika),
Sankar Nagar,
Lakhami Path,
Beltola Tiniali,
Guwahati-781028.

CORSO ANTISTRESS – Policlinico B.go Roma – VR

 per la salute e lo sviluppo personale 


Sin dal 2010, IRP ha organizzato presso il  Policlinico G. B. Rossi di Borgo Roma, Verona, in collaborazione con il Circolo Ricreativo della Sanità Veronese, un Corso Antistress.
A livello europeo lo STRESS è la seconda malattia che colpisce operatori/trici del settore sanitario. 


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Lo stress è definito come ‘stato psico-fisico
generato dalla mancata capacità personale
di far fronte ai problemi, di qualsiasi natura,
che ci troviamo affrontare’.

I semplici esercizi yoga, il rilassamento guidato, si sono dimostrati utili per alleviare lo stress, il dolore, e rafforzare le capacità
personali di affrontare le situazioni
dell’ambiente di lavoro e di vita quotidiana.

Lo ‘stress’ per la Comunità Europea
è la
seconda malattia presente nei luoghi
deputati all’assistenza e servizio sanitario.
Addirittura, da uno studio di Manager Italia,
ne è affetta l’83% della popolazione lavoratrice.

L’indirizzo è perciò di favorire l’equilibrio tra
corpo fisico-mente, attraverso uno stile di vita adeguato, pratiche fisico-psichiche e
intuizionali
efficaci, sviluppo delle capacità
e potenzialità individuali.

La meditazione / concentrazione aiuta l’espansione mentale per massimizzare l’utilizzo delle risorse individuali.

 

L’esistenza umana, secondo Sarkar, è di natura tripolare, una perfetta sincronia tra Corpo Fisico, Mente e Spirito. E’ necessario rendere sane e sviluppate ciascuna di queste componenti in modo armonico.

Corpo fisico.
Sono richiesti per mantenere un’adeguata salute: Alimentazione appropriata, Sport, Esercizi Yoga, Lavoro.

Esercizi Yoga,
agiscono sul sistema ghiandolare, endocrino e si sa quanto gli ormoni siano responsabili delle nostre attività fisiche, bellezza corporea, emozioni, sviluppo mentale etc.

Il ciclo di corsi è aperto al personale Universitario e Ospedaliero. Dal 2014 le sedute sono aperte anche al pubblico.

Dall’esperienza accumulata in 35 anni di attività, gli operatori hanno
registrato molti benefici a carico
dei partecipanti.

La storia più antica delle pratiche
YOGA , invece, registra una serie
consolidata di benefici esperienziali
che potrebbero essere studiati dalla
Evidence-Based Medicine.

I benefici riscontrati dalle pratiche
antistress adottate sono relative a:

* Campo Fisico
* Campo Mentale
* Campo Intuizionale

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