Leadership Lessons from the Bhagvad Gita 20 – Respect

Chapter 2 Verses 35 & 36 भयाद्रणादुपरतं मंस्यन्ते त्वां महारथा: | येषां च त्वं बहुमतो भूत्वा यास्यसि लाघवम् || 35|| bhayād raṇād uparataṁ mansyante tvāṁ mahā-rathāḥ yeṣhāṁ cha tvaṁ bahu-mato bhūtvā yāsyasi lāghavam bhayāt—out of fear; raṇāt—from the battlefield; uparatam—have fled; maṁsyante—will think; tvām—you; mahā-rathāḥ—warriors who could single handedly match the strength of ten thousand … Read more

Anti-incumbency ? Anti-Model?

In Himachal Pradesh CONgress lost because there is anti-incumbency after just 5 years of rule … but in Gujarat BJP’s model for the past 22 years has failed. How sweet. Again, that permanently-in-pain Sanjay Jha is talking of BJP’s hubris … and the Gandhi dynasty has been the paragon of humility ?? Maybe he should … Read more

Demonetization – the Elephant is through, its tail seems stuck though !

Disclaimer – Krishnan and I are unaffected by the demonetization move since we were using less cash earlier and now use even lesser cash. We have done most of our transactions online. Some of my views may therefore be coloured due to this :), There was 15,5 Lakh crore worth of 500 and 1000 rupee … Read more

For Chronic Low Back Pain, Mindfulness Can Beat Painkillers

Most of my friends know, and a few of them may remember that my Mom and Bindu’s Mom have the same name. Besides the name, they do share some common traits and habits. One such common habit is the habit of consuming paracetamol tablets not just to get pain relief but also for any and every possible situation. Both of them consider paracetamol as a panacea for all ills. 

I have tried my best to discourage them from consuming paracetamol tablets but have failed. I do not like to take medicines especially no self medication. I have always felt that most pain and fever conditions will go away on their own and all you need is to take rest. No need for self medication or a visit to your friendly pharmacist or even the doctor. 

And now this study that I have shared with this post confirms that even in chronic pain conditions, mindfulness plays a better role than painkillers. Better to go with mindfulness, meditation or even mudras to manage pain than go for pain killers, any day !

Also remember Osho’s words – Meditation and Medicine come from the same root. Both heal, Meditation heals the mind which completely stops the need for medicine, which only heals the body. 

Do read the following article – 

For Chronic Low Back Pain, Mindfulness Can Beat Painkillers