Can Spine Surgery Affect Our Spiritual Growth?
Sadhguru answers a question on how spinal and brain surgeries might affect spiritual sadhana, and explore the importance of the spine in enhancing our perception.
 
Can Spine Surgery Affect Our Spiritual Growth?
 

Sadhguru answers a question on how spinal and brain surgeries might affect spiritual sadhana, and explore the importance of the spine in enhancing our perception.

Read in Telugu: వెన్నముక శస్త్రచికిత్స ఆధ్యాత్మిక ఎదుగుదలని ప్రభావితం చేయగలదా….???

முதுகுத்தண்டு அறுவை சிகிச்சை ஆன்மீக வளர்ச்சியை பாதிக்குமா?

Q:  Sadhguru, if people had a surgery or other medical procedures done on their back or brain, does that affect their kundalini and their spiritual sadhana?

Sadhguru: Fortunately, surgeons are not operating on the chakras, they are operating on the body. You are not going for brain surgery unless something is seriously wrong, so there is no need to comment about that. Maybe you would go for hair transplantation, but you could avoid that. It would save a lot of time and give you extra time for sadhana if you don’t have hair!

Your spinal column is the basis of everything that you experience right now.

However, spinal surgeries could affect people. We would always advise to strengthen your spine rather than going for surgeries and procedures. That region should not be touched except by those who are really aware of what is happening.

Your spinal column is the basis of everything that you experience right now. If you want to transcend the limitations of who you are right now, this is the most important part of your body. This is why it is also advisable to avoid massage therapy, chiropractic procedures and similar things, not because they are necessarily doing something wrong. It is just that if you want to expand your perception, your perception grows from your spine. So when it comes to spinal procedures, it is best to avoid them unless something very serious has happened in an accident or an injury that cannot be fixed without a surgery. If there is just a little bit of pain and trouble, these things can be fixed. It takes work to build it, but you can build it. The spine regenerates very well compared to any other part of your body. Thousands of people who had worn out discs have completely recovered from it by simply doing certain practices.

In terms of life, the spine is such an active place that you can very easily rejuvenate and regenerate cells that have been lost there. It is also very easy to do that in your brain. If people who are suffering from dementia and the like do the right kind of things, they could regenerate that. Even in your life right now, how many neurons are active varies in a big way depending on how you are using your mind. When you are a little down, intoxicated or depressed, the number may be much less. By doing the right kind of things, you can enhance this. This would definitely be a boon for every human being, it does not matter who he or she is. The world could do with a little more intelligence.

Henry Markram has done a phenomenal amount of research on the brain in the Blue Brain Project. This is the first time that the human brain has been fully mapped. They are creating a virtual, electronic brain – they will have a simulated human brain with a keyboard attached. Right now your problem is, you got a brain, but you don’t have the keyboard. Something works, something doesn’t work. If you could have a full-fledged keyboard to your brain, if you could type out whatever you want, you would become a thousand times more capable because the human brain is capable of such complexity of action. This brain is such a complex machinery, most people have never been trained as to how to use it. It would take a certain level of dedication and focus to learn to use it. I think most people are only using a fraction of the capabilities of their computer. There are so many ways to use that machine, but not everyone knows how. The same thing with the brain it is capable of many things, but it is not at your fingertips – that is the problem.

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2 years 8 months ago

Everyone has to work hard for the whole process... surgery or not...

4 years 2 months ago

Sadhguru, please tell me where the keyboard is ... hehhehe

2 years 8 months ago

Have you tried practising Malasana?

4 years 2 months ago

Pranam Sadhguru-ji,

How about Caesarian operation?
Women struggle alot after this operation, it's a mistake to think that women recover from it fully. They suffer from physical limitations and mental disabilities.

Meridians are cut off without healing well.

2 years 8 months ago

Have you tried hatha yoga every day?

4 years 2 months ago

Grace is the keyboard...:)

2 years 8 months ago

Meridians cannot be cut with a knife since they are not physically in the body. I bet a lot of visualization practice everyday can fix it, or just the touch of a master.

2 years 8 months ago

Im a massage therapist does it effect the therapists its my living but im feeling energy exchange that is exhausting . .i dont claim to be a healer i just loosen muscles up.. i feel the person heals themselves . Please give me more information on this.

4 years 2 months ago

Sadhguru please you invade me before any machine does. Because with the amount of dedication and focus, time I am going don't know what will be eaten up in-between.

2 years 8 months ago

Sadhguru I am suffering from fibromyalgia for about 5 yrs. Can I come out of this problem.Please. lt me Know the technique how to come out of it.It making my life worse.

4 years 2 months ago

Sadhguru Pls clarify me that if a person has already undergone a spine surgery will he/she be fit for spiritual development or have to work hard for the whole process? U r blessing and intervention is required

3 years 11 months ago

I have a problem in the neck area due to a quick movement and it seems like it never really cured. Could you recommend me some type of practice to increase cell-regeneration and all that?

Cris

3 years 8 months ago

Sadhguru I have also faced the bad experience of surgery.now I am in very critical condition, not able to sit or walk properly. Please suggest me what to do?

3 years 8 months ago

Sadhguru you have mentioned that you think that most of the people are using just a fraction of their brains. From the evolution theory why would such a big brain develop (as brain consume a lot of energy for it's operation) if most of us are using only fraction of it and still survive and reproduce? I hope my purpose is right. Best regards Marko

2 years 9 months ago

Sadhguru, I'm paralyzed from shoulders to toes due to a spinal cord injury in a serious car accident. Does the energy can flow again? Have you an alternative to yoga or meditation to suggest me?
Thank you for sharing your wisdom with us