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About us issue 34

  1. 1. ISSUE : 34 VOLUME : 31 21-3-2012 PAGES - 4 AYURVEDIC PERSPECTIVES ON STRESS Wednesday, 14th March, 2012, @Rotary Midtowns weekly meeting @RCL Hall, the speech and powerpoint presentation on “Coming to Grips with Stress” was so good, relaxing and light, yet throwing light on various dimensions of stress management. An excited Rotarian Rakesh introduced the speaker, a family friend, to the audience as an Ayurveda Doctor who runs Ayurveda Therapy Clinic since two decades. The speaker so beautiful and poised, truly neighbours envy and owners pride - Dr.Poornima Krishnamurthy, began from how she tried to bring in positivity to the title and went on to say that stress has been there even 50 years ago, but these days the stress levels & frequencies have increased, leading to various chronic health disorders. As an example, she explained as to how digestive disorders are due to stress. She drew the diagram of a stomach and showed in it how brain sends message to the stomach to produce Hydrochloric Acid as soon as it is time to eat food. But in a stressed person it sends messages randomly and thus the acid gets produced in the stomach without the food; which harms the inner walls of the stomach, causing irritation, pain - Peptic Ulcers! She gave a list of 50 stress coping strategies: 1. Meditation, 2. Art of Living, 3. Massage, 4. Breathing Exercise, 5. Being Positive, 6. Spa visits, 7. Organised Living, 8. Forgive easily, 9. Scream, go for punch bags, 10.Energy Channelising, 11.Past life regressive, 12.Crystal Therapy, 13.Hypnosis, 14. Fight your fear, 15.Calm down, 16,Get your needs met, 17.Ask for support, 18.Seek supportive people, 19.Learn to say NO., 20.Set Boundaries, 21.Delegate work, 22.Music Therapy 23.Alarm Trick, 24.Take time out for yourself, 25.Love your career, 26.Zap toleration-hire help, 27.Retail therapy – shopping, 28.Play with pets, 29.Read a Book, 30.Spend time with nature, 31.Talk to a friend, 32.Read good news only, 33.Take a vacation, 34.Indulge in a hobby, 35.Tickle your funny bone, 36.Enjoy Sunlight, 37.Pamper yourself, 38. No work on weekends, 39.Laugh Therapy – inner jogging, 40.Long Drive, 41.Watch favorite flick, 42.Play with kids, 43.Touch Therpy, 44.Hot Bath, 45.Gossip, 46.Heal Yourself- divert your mind, 47.Guided Imagery – vivid imagination, 48.Indulge in Food, 49.Take a nap, 50.quiz for audience.. Continued to page 1
  2. 2. 21-3-2012 Presidents Message My Dear Rotarians, Last week we had Dr. Poornima.K. Murthy as our Guest Speaker. Her Speech regardingStress Management was excellent. Her presentation was one of the best in this Rotary year. Ithank Rtn. Rakesh Babu for bringing her to the club. Friends Good News is that we have reached the Goal of 20,000 US$ towards TRFcontribution. I immensely thank all the donors for making it happen. Today let us lend our hands to the Mother Theresa Home for the differently able women. Bye till next week….. Thank You Rtn. Raghavendra .........ON STRESS Continued from page 1 She suggested few good motivational books to Bhanuchandran, analysed that Dr.Poornimaread; one of them being “Anatomy of Illness” by Krishnamurthy must be a good Bharathanatyam artisteNorman Cousins. She emphasised on periodic too alongwith a vocalist and related himself to theAyurvedic Therapies, laughter therapy and food. She attributes while proposing vote of thanks in a uniquegave a balanced diet program with a list of dos and manner.donts. She said, “Whatever can be eaten raw, donot On the whole the evening was well spent; thecook; whatever has to be cooked, donot fry; whatever powerpoint presentation well prepared; Well chosenhas to be fried, donot eat.” She also told about steps in words when she spoke; Perfect countenance for aself-motivation-“listen to yourself”; “say to yourself: I speaker; well rehearsed stance, gestures, voicehave gotten through tougher situations”. intonation through the mike and without also; so aptly During her presentation she was requesting the dressed in a Barbie pink Mysore Chiffon with goldaudience to be interactive, so that the speech could be squares on it... Her brother, a percussionist and herinteresting. After she concluded the presentation, the sister-in-law accompanied her to the venue, shot theaudience began to ask her some pertinent questions whole lecture on a video camera. Her own copingon alcohol consumption etc. Rotarian K.B.Harish capabilities, she said, “I take deep breaths whenwanted to know the feedback from the Doctors of stressed”. For such a perfect speaker, wish she hadAllopathy present in the audience. Rotarian spoken on a more specific topic such as - "Food andDr.Prahlad reacted by saying, “Stress is an attitude. Nutrition/Satvik Ahaar in Ayurveda" or "SatvikFor the same situation one may react with stress and Lifestyle/Ayurvedic Way of Life" or some other topicother may react with ease. Only such a person with specific and more relevant to her area of studies andnegative reaction is one who gets stressed and research... YEH DIL MAANGE MORE!!!chemical changes take place”. Rotarian -Ann. Anuradha Nandakumar Rotary Midtown- Gift of lifeBaby Rajesh before Surgery with father President Rtn. Raghavendra Handing over a cheque for Rs. 75,000MG 74139- GIFT OF LIFE PROJECT. Baby Rajesh, 3 ½ yrs from Shikaripura underwent surgery for a hole in the heart- Atrial Septal Defect on , 17-03-12 at Apollo BGS hospitals, Mysore. He is discharged today and is fine
  3. 3. 3 21-3-2012 A Tribute to Sachin Dear friends, Well, finally Sachin has that is the moral of story -give your 100%, come what done it!!! The milestone may, and result will automatically follow. which eluded him for more This event I have been closely following for last than a year has been few months. But unfortunately when it did happen I conquered. What an amount was at Sondhe, a remote place in North Karnataka of stress this “god of cricket” and practically I was cut off from the outer world (no underwent during last 1 mobile network coverage, no access to TV). Hence I year! But what is special is missed the once in life time opportunity to celebrate. Sachin - on his he didnt buckle under Sachin will definitely play few more glorious innings debut at International pressure. When the century before he retires from the game which he breathes, Arena was not coming, not for lives. And I consider myself to be lucky for living in an once did he lose his focus. To put it in his own words era when a legend like SACHIN played cricket. “There is one thing I say with utmost confidence that I will get 100 out of 100 when it comes effort and commitment. Scoring and not scoring run will always be part of the career but what matters at the end of the day is whether I have put in the best effort. I think Yuvi fighting Cancer Whereas Sachin celebrates the triumph, another equally talented player Yuvraj battles with cancer with equal determination and focus. Completes his chemotherapy and raring to go.... With Virats, Rainas, Rohiths, blazing their guns can Yuvi find his foot again in Indian team. If he does that it will be no less an incredible tale.. All the best YUVI!!! Sachin - on scoring his 100th ton Incredible India
  4. 4. Happy Birthday History of the Rotary Foundation I n 1917, RI President Arch C. Klumph proposed that an endowment be set up “for the purpose of doing good in the world.” In 1928, when the endowment fund had grown to Rtn. PHF. Raghavendra S. more than US$5,000, it was 23-03-2012 (Mobile: 9886011923) Arch C. Klumph, renamed The Rotary Foundation, founder of The and it became a distinct entity Rotary Foundation, within Rotary International.Wedding Anniversary Five Trustees, including circa 1916 Klumph, were appointed to “hold, invest, manage, and administer all of its property . . . as a single trust, for the furtherance of the purposes of RI.” Two years later, the Foundation made its first grant of $500 to the International Society for Crippled Children. The organization, created by Rotarian Edgar F. “Daddy” Allen, later grew into the Easter Seals. The Great Depression and World War II bothRtn. PHF. L.M. Manoj Kumar & Parvathi Manoj impeded the Foundations growth, but the need for 23-03-2012 ; Cell : 9342186403 lasting world peace generated great postwar interest in its development. After Rotarys founder, Paul P. Harris, Photo of the Week died in 1947, contributions began pouring into Rotary International, and the Paul Harris Memorial Fund was created to build the Foundation. That year, the first Foundation program – the forerunner of Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships – was established. In 1965-66, three new programs were launched: Group Study Exchange , Awards for Technical Training, and Grants for Activities in Keeping with the Objective of The Rotary Foundation, which was later called Matching Grants . The Health, Hunger and Humanity (3-H) Grants program was launched in 1978, and Rotary Volunteers was created as a part of that program in Happy Holi - 1980. PolioPlus was announced in 1984-85, and the Identify the annets and win prize! next year brought Rotary Grants for University Teachers . The first peace forums were held in 1987-88, leading to Rotary Quiz the Foundations peace and conflict studies programs . What is 3H grant of Rotary Throughout this time, support of the Foundation foundation ? When was it grew tremendously. Since the first donation of $26.50 in launched ? 1917, it has received contributions totaling more than $1 billion. More than $70 million was donated in 2003-04 Answer in Rotary Information alone. To date, more than one million individuals have Next Week in Midtown been recognized as Paul Harris Fellows – people who have given $1,000 to the Annual Programs Fund or Business Meet have had that amount contributed in their name. Such strong support, along with Rotarian Date : 28.03.2012 involvement worldwide, ensures a secure future for The Time : 6.30pm Rotary Foundation as it continues its vital work for Venue : RCL Hall, J.L.B. Road, Mysore. international understanding and world peace

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