Yoga is an age-old science made up of various disciplines of thoughts and physique. It has originated in India 2500 years in the past and continues to be efficient in bringing total well being and nicely being to any one that does it recurrently. The phrase yoga relies upon a Sanskrit verb Yuja. It means to attach, to culminate or to concur. It is the end result of thoughts and physique or the end result of Jiva and Shiva (soul and the common spirit). It is also a end result of Purush and Prakriti (Yin and Yang).
The time period Yoga has a really broad scope. There are a number of faculties or techniques of Yoga. Dnyanayoga (Yoga by means of information), Bhaktiyoga (Yoga by means of devotion), Karmayoga (Yoga by means of motion), Rajayoga (Royal or supreme Yoga) and Hathayoga (Yoga by balancing reverse rules of physique). All of those faculties of Yoga usually are not essentially very completely different from one another. They’re quite like threads of the identical material, entangled into one another. For hundreds of years, Yoga has been regarded upon as an efficient method of self-improvement and religious enlightenment. All these techniques primarily have this identical function; solely the methods of reaching it are little completely different for every of them. In its hottest type, the time period Yoga has come to affiliate with the final of those techniques which is Hathayoga. For the aim of this text too, the time period Yoga is used with the identical which means. Though, with regards to Philosophy of Yoga, which is on the finish of this text, the time period Yoga could have a broader scope.
Asana and Pranayama
Let’s take an in depth have a look at the primary two elements of Hathayoga i.e. Asana and Pranayama.
Asana means buying a physique posture and sustaining it so long as one’s physique permits. Asana, when accomplished rightly in response to the principles mentioned above, render huge bodily and psychological advantages. Asana are regarded upon because the preliminary step to Pranayama. With the apply of Asana there’s a balancing of reverse rules within the physique and psyche. It additionally helps to eliminate inertia. Advantages of Asana are enhanced with longer upkeep of it. Asana ought to be steady, regular and nice. Right here is the abstract of normal guidelines to be adopted for doing Asana.
Abstract of guidelines:
1. Regular respiratory
2. Targeted stretching
3. Steady and nice postures (sthiram sukham asanam)
4. Minimal efforts (Prayatnay shaithilyam)
5. No comparisons or competitors with others
6. No jerks or fast actions. Preserve a gradual and regular tempo.
Every asana has its personal advantages and some frequent advantages equivalent to stability, flexibility, higher hormonal secretion, feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. It is a false impression that an Asana (Yoga stretch) needs to be troublesome to do as a way to be useful. Most of the best Asana render many of the frequent advantages of Yoga to their fullest. Moreover, the fantastic thing about Yoga is in the truth that at a not-so-perfect stage many of the advantages are nonetheless out there. Which means even a newbie advantages from Yoga as a lot as an skilled.
Of their quest to discover a resolution to the miseries of human physique and thoughts, the founders of Yoga discovered a part of their solutions within the nature. They watched the birds and animals stretching their our bodies specifically style to eliminate the inertia and malaise. Based mostly upon these observations, they created Yoga stretches and named them after the birds or animals or fish that impressed these stretches. For instance, matsyasana (fish pose), makarasana (crocodile pose), shalabhasana (grasshopper pose), bhujangasana (cobra pose), marjarasana (cat pose), mayurasana (peacock pose), vrischikasana (scorpion pose), gomukhasana (cow’s mouth pose), parvatasana (mountain pose), vrikshasana (tree pose) and so forth.
Most of the Asana will be broadly categorized based mostly upon the kind of strain on the stomach. Many of the ahead bending Asana are constructive strain Asana as they put constructive strain on the abdomen by crunching it e.g. Pashchimatanasana, Yogamudra (Yoga image pose), Hastapadasana (hand and toes pose), Pavanmuktasana (wind free pose) and so forth. The backward bending Asana are the adverse strain Asana as they take strain away from the stomach e.g. Dhanurasana (bow pose), Bhujangasana (cobra pose), Naukasana (boat pose) and so forth. Each forms of Asana give wonderful stretch to the again and stomach and strengthen each these organs. Alternating between constructive and adverse strain on the identical space of the physique intensifies and enhances blood circulation in that space. The muscle group in use will get extra provide of oxygen and blood as a result of strain on that spot. E.g. in Yogamudra (image of Yoga), the decrease stomach will get constructive strain on account of which Kundalini is woke up. Hastapadasana refreshes all nerves at the back of the legs and in addition within the again. Consequently you are feeling contemporary and rejuvenated. Vakrasana offers a great therapeutic massage to the pancreas and liver and therefore is really helpful for diabetic sufferers.
Practising Pranayama is likely one of the methods of eliminating psychological disturbances and bodily unwell well being. Pranayama means managed and extended span of breath. Prana means breath. It additionally means life pressure. Ayama means controlling or elongation. Similar to a pendulum requires twice lengthy to return again to its unique place, the exhalations in Pranayama are twice longer than the inhalations. The primary function of Pranayama is to convey psychological stability and restrain wishes by controlling respiratory. Respiration is a perform of autonomous nervous system. By bringing the involuntary strategy of respiratory underneath management of thoughts, the scope of volition is broadened. Pranayama is a bridge between Bahiranga (exoteric) Yoga and Antaranga (introspective or esoteric) Yoga. A physique that has turn out to be steady by Asana and has been cleansed by Kriya (cleaning processes) is prepared for Pranayama. Alternatively Pranayama prepares the thoughts and physique for meditational and religious apply of Yoga equivalent to Dhyana, Dharana and Samadhi. On bodily stage, apply of Pranayama will increase blood in oxygen, subsequently refreshing and rejuvenating the mind and the nerves. Listed below are a number of bodily advantages of Pranayama.
a. Lungs, chest, diaphragm turn out to be stronger and more healthy.
b. Capability of lungs is elevated.
c. Gradual altering strain creates a type of therapeutic massage to all organs within the abdomen cavity.
d. Purifies blood by growing blood’s capability to soak up extra oxygen.
e. Mind capabilities higher with extra oxygen within the blood.
f. Neuromuscular coordination improves.
g. Physique turns into lean and the pores and skin glows.
There are 8 primary Pranayama specifically, Ujjayi, Suryabhedan, Sitkari, Shitali, Bhastrika, Bhramari, Murchha, Plavini. Amongst these, Ujjayi is the most well-liked Pranayama. Pranayama consists of 4 components within the following order:
1) Puraka (Managed inhalation)
2) Abhyantara Kumbhaka (Holding breath in)
3) Rechaka (Managed exhalation)
4) Bahya Kumbhaka (Holding breath out).
The ratio of those components to one another is usually 1:4:2:4 with a number of exceptions. Patanjali’s Yogasutra agrees with this ratio together with many different scriptures. For the aim of total well-being, working towards the primary three components is enough. A religious practitioner typically practices all 4 components together with the final one i.e. Bahya Kumbhaka. Such a practitioner additionally does many extra repetitions than somebody who does it for normal well being and well-being. Out of the 4 components of Pranayama, it is the Abhyantara Kumbhaka that’s primarily recognized with Pranayama. There may be another Kumbhaka that occurs spontaneously and is known as Keval Kumbhaka.
Bandha (Locks) are very essential to the apply of Pranayama. Mulabandha (locking the anus), Jalandharbandha (locking the throat space or jugular notch), Udiyanabandha (locking the stomach or diaphragm) and Jivhabandha (locking the tongue) are the 4 locks which are carried out throughout Pranayama. Relying upon the aim of Pranayama (religious or normal well being), locks are carried out. Mulabandha, Jalandharbandha and Udiyanabandha are the frequent Bandha carried out by everybody. Jivhabandha is obligatory provided that accomplished for religious functions.
Traits of Yoga
Let’s check out among the chief traits of Yoga.
1) Yoga shouldn’t be an train.
To grasp the idea of Yoga one should take into account that the positions in Yoga usually are not workouts however bodily stretches and upkeep of stretches. Chances are you’ll describe Yoga when it comes to Yogic stretches or Yogic practices. Buying a physique place by stretching the muscle mass after which sustaining this place so long as one’s physique permits, that’s what Yogic stretches are. Yoga requires very clean and managed motions and a gradual regular tempo. To attain this one must have whole focus of thoughts whereas doing Yoga. The actions in Yoga are clean, gradual and managed. Comparability with others is enormously discouraged. Doing one thing past one’s capability simply out of competitors typically leads to hurting one’s physique and therefore is enormously discouraged. Inhaling Yoga stays regular in contrast to many cardio workouts. Yoga can be Isotonic in contrast to bodybuilding workouts, that are isometric in nature. In isotonic stretches, size of the muscle mass will increase whereas tone stays the identical versus the isometric workouts through which size of the muscle mass stays the identical whereas the tone modifications. In Isotonic stretches, physique is stretched in a selected method and maintained that method for a while.
2) Longer upkeep and fewer repetitions (as per the physique’s capability).
Advantages of Yoga are enhanced with the upkeep of a physique stretch. Longer the upkeep higher would be the impact. Nonetheless one can not pressure oneself into sustaining the stretch longer than the physique can bear. Each place is nice and steady (Sthiram Sukham Asanam). Sthiram means regular. Sukham means nice and Asanam means a physique posture or place. The suitable place for you is that through which your physique stays regular (sthiram) and which is nice and cozy to you (sukham). The second a stretch turns into insufferable and uncomfortable and the physique begins shaking, one wants to return out of that place in a really gradual, clean and managed method. There will likely be extra repetitions and shorter upkeep for a newbie. With extra apply, the repetitions will likely be fewer and upkeep will likely be longer. After doing Yoga one ought to solely really feel nice and contemporary and nothing else. If you happen to really feel drained or fatigued or any a part of your physique aches, it solely means that you’ve tried past your capability.
3) Belief your physique. Apply minimal efforts:
With the apply of Yoga, you additionally study to belief your physique’s capability to progress when it comes to flexibility with out aware efforts. So long as the purpose is in thoughts and the physique is stretched solely to its present capability, the pliability develops by itself. One wants to only deal with breath, deal with the current state of the physique pose and luxuriate in that pose so long as it feels snug. ‘Prayatnay Shaithilyam’ means minimal efforts. Though there is a perfect place described and desired for every asana, nobody is compelled into attaining the perfect place. Yoga is finished with the belief that flexibility is acquired after a steady and common apply. There’s a message right here and that’s to think about the unknown. This message together with the improved endocrine perform, higher muscle tone, calmer thoughts and elevated constructive outlook will be enormously useful for restoration from any sickness.
4) Targeted stretching:
The power to stretch or strain one muscle group whereas stress-free the remainder of the physique is known as targeted stretching. For instance if a selected Asana relies upon stretching the abdomen as the primary muscle group (the pivotal muscle mass), then the remainder of the physique is relaxed whereas the abdomen is stretched or pressured. One has to look at for pointless straining of these muscle mass which are speculated to be relaxed. Initially that is onerous to comply with however it turns into simpler with some apply. This behavior of differentiating between completely different muscle mass for the strain turns into very helpful in different areas of life too. It allows you to loosen up higher whereas driving throughout rush hour. Whereas doing regular each day duties it makes you conscious of the pointless stress on completely different components of your physique. You’re watchful even whereas speaking to somebody or whereas brushing your enamel or when caught in a site visitors jam. You study to ask your self, ‘Am I holding my breath, are my shoulders tense, is my neck stiff, are my fingers curled?’ and so forth. and so forth. These acts are pointless they usually dissipate power. Yoga teaches you the best way to loosen up and offers you time freed from worries and regrets, impatience and anxieties.
Monitoring your respiratory is an integral a part of Yoga. Widespread errors equivalent to holding of breath or respiratory intentionally happen throughout Yoga. Each these errors should be averted. Holding again on breath offers complications, fatigue and thus the advantages of Yoga are misplaced by improper or insufficient respiratory.
6) Anantha Samapatti (Merging with the Infinite):
Final objective of Yoga is the amalgamation of self into the higher self. Yuja means to mix or to attach. A connection of Atma and Parmatma is the merging of the physique and the spirit. Yoga is a lifestyle. It is a whole integration. Based on Patanjali (founding father of Yoga), two issues outline Yoga postures; a steady and cozy physique posture and Anantha Samapatti. Subsequently you can not separate bodily postures from meditation. In reality a physique that has turn out to be versatile and regular by means of apply of assorted positions turns into a great foundation for the final word transcendental mind-set (Samadhi). The kriya (cleaning processes) purify the physique. Mudra and bandha convey the required stability of thoughts and focus, initially on one’s respiratory (pranadharana) after which on God (Ishwarpranidhana). Initially the thoughts wanders rather a lot and that is o.okay. One ought to let it wander. Later one ought to depend his breaths and may observe the inside and outer circulation of air by means of the air passages. (pranadharna). It will allow him to pay attention higher on himself (sakshibhavana). At first it will likely be troublesome to pay attention for the reason that physique postures usually are not that regular. However with apply it turns into higher and higher. For this one should purposely take away his thoughts from physique posture and focus it on to the respiratory course of (pranadharana).
Advantages of Yoga
If you happen to comply with the fundamental guidelines, a number of advantages will be reaped. Upkeep of physique stretches makes the physique supple, lean, versatile and steady. Respiration strategies purify the blood and cleanse nasal passages and sinuses. Stress aid is the best of all the advantages. Stress-free positions in Yoga train you to loosen up your muscle mass and let the gravity work in your physique. The power to distinguish between stress on completely different components of the physique, i.e. to stretch one muscle group whereas stress-free all of the others teaches you to loosen up and never waste power throughout your each day routine. The half about focus is vital in offering aid to your thoughts from fear and stress of on a regular basis actions. Here’s a detailed have a look at among the main advantages of Yoga.
1. Stress aid
Stress, stress, nervousness are the inevitable options of recent day life. Yoga affords many strategies to manage up with the stress and nervousness. A stress free thoughts reduces the probabilities of catching a illness to half, this has been broadly recognized by now. Yoga teaches very efficient respiratory and stress-free strategies to realize this. Yoga additionally lets you really feel relaxed faster and lift your power reserve by instructing you the best way to let the gravity work in your physique. Half of the fatigue in any exercise comes from improper and insufficient respiratory and by holding breath unnecessarily. Yoga teaches you the best way to breathe adequately and the way to not make your physique tense and stiff whereas doing different each day duties too. The precept of targeted stretching teaches you the best way to not waste power throughout your each day routine. It makes you conscious of the pointless stress on completely different components of your physique. Yoga teaches you to loosen up absolutely and offers you time freed from worries and regrets and impatience and anxieties. Folks having busy schedules who’re used to being in motion on a regular basis, should perceive that stress-free shouldn’t be a criminal offense or not a waste of time. Quite the opposite it offers you new power to do your duties higher.
2. Feeling energized and refreshed
Enough respiratory performs a fantastic function in rejuvenating and refreshing thoughts and physique. Respiration strategies in Yoga present considerable provide of oxygen to the lungs, cleanse nasal passages and sinuses and thus assist really feel refreshed. A physique that has turn out to be lean and versatile with stretches and upkeep of the stretches will get purified by respiratory strategies and turns into energized. Varied Yoga stretches induce a balanced secretion of hormones, which subsequently rejuvenates the entire physique and one feels refreshed and energized in consequence.
3. Flexibility of thoughts and physique
Other than the stress-free impact, yoga additionally consists of many physique stretches which when maintained for a couple of minutes give an exquisite flexibility to our muscle mass. One begins questioning, ‘Am I the identical one that was so stiff?’ In lots of power problems of the backbone, Yoga has helped many individuals to cut back the frequency and depth of the dysfunction equivalent to spondylitis, arthritis and so forth. Upkeep of physique stretches makes the physique supple, lean, versatile and steady. Within the course of, not solely your physique but additionally your thoughts turns into versatile. The thoughts acquires religion that issues can change favorably given sufficient time.
4. Reduction from power problems
Yoga is especially good for having management over breath and backbone. Breath and backbone are like wild animals. You pressure them to do one thing they pounce on you. You coax them, be affected person with them, they are often tamed to any extent. Many Yoga stretches make the backbone sturdy and versatile. Repeatedly Yoga has proved to be a blessing for every kind of problems of the again. The strategy of exhaling twice longer than inhaling (Pranayama) offers considerable provide of oxygen to blood and plenty of impurities of blood are cured. The deliberate exhaling method (Shwasanmargshuddhi) cleanse the nasal passage and the sinuses. They assist eliminate power sinus hassle or clogging of nasal passage for many individuals. That makes the lungs and respiratory organs stronger. The belly respiratory method (Kapalbhati) helps folks with bronchial asthma or weak diaphragm to breathe simply.
5. Focus of thoughts
Observe of Yoga helps in getting higher focus of thoughts. Meditation, being a part of Yoga, teaches you the best way to focus higher and obtain extra from any exercise. Dharana, which implies narrowed deal with a topic by limiting Chitta (thoughts) is likely one of the 8 limbs of Ashtangayoga. It teaches you to eliminate all different ideas from the thoughts and deal with the goal. Folks have benefited enormously when it comes to focus of thoughts by doing meditation (Dhyana) and Dharana all through all ages.
6. Advantages at not-so-perfect stage
Even when one can not obtain perfection in an Asana, the advantages of an Asana are nonetheless out there at a not-so-perfect stage equivalent to calmer thoughts, higher flexibility, higher blood strain, decrease pulse price and higher endocrine perform. No matter state of Asana one is in, if one maintains the pose comfortably, physique will get the required therapeutic massage and stretch. There’s a higher secretion of endocrine glands on account of the regular and enough stretch. The mind cells get the required alerts and thoughts turns into calmer. Breath is extra managed and in consequence feels refreshed. All of this occurs whatever the stage of perfection. It is the stableness and stage of consolation that is extra vital than perfection.
Origin and philosophy of Yoga:
Among the many many proponents of Yoga, Patanjali (2nd century B.C) is probably the most well-known and most revered of all and is nicely accepted because the founding father of Yoga. His guide Shripatanjali Darshan which is a set of hymns (additionally referred to as as Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras) is held in excessive esteem by the specialists and practitioners and is called one of the crucial revered reference guide (a workbook for precise apply) on Yoga. Patanjali’s Yoga is known as Patanjala (that of Patanjali) and can be thought-about as Rajayoga, which implies the royal Yoga or the supreme, elegant Yoga because it consists of practices that result in religious liberation (Moksha). Rajayoga is part of Sankhya philosophy and is thought to awaken Kundalini (Full opening of Chakra when reached in transcendental state of meditation) and outcomes into full religious enlightenment if practiced recurrently.
Patanjalayoga can be referred to as Ashtangayoga because it has 8 dimensions or 8 limbs. Ashta means 8 and Anga means dimension or a limb in Sanskrit. Yama (Guidelines for the social life), Niyama (Guidelines for private improvement), Asana (Yoga Posture), Pranayama (Extended and managed respiratory), Pratyahara (withdrawal of senses), Dharana (narrowed specializing in a topic), Dhyana (continued expertise of meditation), Samadhi (transcendental state in which there’s solely an essence of pure existence) are the 8 limbs of Ashtangayoga. The primary 4 dimensions make up the exoteric (Bahiranga) a part of Ashtangayoga whereas the final 4 dimensions make up the esoteric (Antaranga) a part of Ashtangayoga. Out of the 8 limbs of Ashtangayoga, Asana and Pranayama are the one two limbs that typically stand for the time period Yoga in its hottest type.
Within the fifteenth century A.D. Yogi Swatmaram based one of many six techniques of Yoga referred to as Hathayoga. Though the time period Hatha in Sanskrit means being forceful, Hathayoga shouldn’t be about Hatha however is in regards to the stability between the 2 rules of the physique. Ha and Tha are primarily symbols. Ha means surya (solar). Tha means chandra (moon). Proper nostril (Pingala) is the Surya nadi whereas the left nostril (Ida) is the Chandra nadi. Simply the way in which the solar and the moon stability the life cycle of the world; the 2 nostrils stability the life cycle of the physique. Nadi is a channel by means of which the life pressure flows. Hathayoga helps to take care of this stability by correcting the purposeful problems of the physique and bringing psychological peace. Hathayogapradipika is the usual textbook on Hathayoga written by Yogi Swatmaram. Hathayoga accepts Patanjala Yoga as customary. Though it is a utterly unbiased college of philosophy in its personal proper, it is primarily based mostly upon the philosophy of Rajayoga expounded in Patanjali’s Yogasutra.
In reality, each college of philosophy culminates into Rajayoga for the reason that purpose of each college is identical as Rajayoga i.e. to achieve ever-lasting peace and happiness.
Hathayoga consists of
a. Asana (physique positions or stretches e.g. mountain pose, cobra pose)
b. Pranayama (managed respiratory strategies e.g. Ujjayi, Anuloma Viloma)
c. Kriya (cleaning processes e.g. Kapalbhati)
d. Bandha and Mudra (Locks and image poses e.g. Udiyana bandha, Jivha bandha, Simhamudra)
As per Hathayoga, Asana, Pranayama, Kriya, Bandha and Mudra are stepping stones to realize the final word psycho religious impact of Rajayoga. They create the required basis of steady and calm thoughts and physique for Rajayoga. There are nevertheless refined variations between Patanjala Yoga and Hathayoga. Patanjali emphasizes extra on the psycho religious impact of Yoga quite than the bodily elements and precise strategies of Asana and Pranayama. His Asana and Pranayama are additionally a lot easier and simpler to do than those in Hathayoga. For this he recommends least quantity of efforts (Prayatnay Shaithilyam) and sustaining a gradual, rhythmic tempo and a steady, snug physique place. Patanjali’s Yogasutra focus on Asana and Pranayama solely within the chapter of Kriyayoga (a part of Sadhana pada) because the software to realize bodily and psychological well being. Alternatively, the emphasis of Hathayoga is extra on the strategies of Asana and Pranayama, Kriya, Bandha and Mudra.
Philosophy of Yogasutra:
Patanjali’s Yogasutra consists of 195 sutra and 4 Pada (sections or chapters): Samadhi pada, Sadhana Pada, Vibhuti Pada and Kaivalya pada. Kriyayoga, the chapter on the precise apply of Yoga is part of Sadhana Pada (part in regards to the technique of research and apply of Yoga). Kriyayoga discusses Asana and Pranayama viz. the bodily a part of Yoga. Simply to provide a glimpse of Patanjali’s philosophy, listed below are a number of ideas from the Samadhi Pada and Sadhana Pada of Yogasutra:
Based on Patanjali, which means and function of Yoga is to achieve Samadhi (final transcendental state in which there’s sense of pure existence and nothing else). Yoga is a union of thoughts and physique. It is in contrast with a peaceful river, which flows down in direction of its inclined mattress with out efforts. Thus Yoga is greater than a bodily train. To have the ability to focus your thoughts is the best good thing about Yoga. Yoga is nothing however self-study. Function of Yoga is to be self-aware. Yoga teaches you to be nearer to nature and lead a wholesome life. For this you want willpower and religion in Yoga.
Tapa (austerities), Swadhyaya (studying of scriptures), Ishwarpranidhana. Tapa is to make physique alert and lively glowing with well being. Swadhyaya is the continual research to sharpen the mind. These sadhanas are for use to wipe out faults of human nature. There are 5 kleshas (dangerous tendencies) equivalent to avidya (ignorance), asmita (ego), Rag (attraction-affection), dwesh (hatred) and abhinivesh (self insistence, stubbornness). These 5 vrittis disappear by Dhyana.
Yogaschittavrittinirodhah. By apply of Yoga, all of the purposeful modifications of the thoughts utterly stop.
Management of your thoughts is what Yoga is about. You must contain your thoughts within the Asana. Asana is an instrument to Yoga. Physique postures, upkeep and rounds of an asana are to be accomplished in response to one’s personal capability. Retention is extra fascinating than repetition. Meditation can’t be separated from Yoga.
Prayatne Shaithilyam anantha samapatti. Whereas doing Yogasana (Yogic postures), two issues must be noticed. One is to be relaxed mentally and bodily. The second is Anantha samapatti. It means to merge with one thing infinite. Patanjali says that every one good issues occur if you cease attempting onerous. You turn out to be one with Ishwara, you let go your management and neglect that you’re specifically physique posture. Yoga ought to be the lifestyle.
Yoga chitasya malam apakarot, Padena vachanam malam, sharirasya cha vaidyaken yo apakarot. The speech is improved by studying loud a Pada (stanza of a poem) and a doctor cures the ailments of physique. Equally, Yoga cures and cleanses an unwell thoughts.
Based on Samadhipada, every kind of psychological and bodily issues equivalent to illness, laziness, doubts and suspicions, disobedience, misunderstandings, temptations, unhealthy ideas are the modifications of Chitta (thoughts). Penalties of those modifications are unease, instability, shakiness and disturbances of inhalations and exhalations. Patanjali says that by means of whole focus and steadfastness and a daily apply of jain yoga, one can eliminate all these issues.
Ishwarpranidhanadva Nonetheless if that could be very troublesome for somebody, there may be one other option to obtain whole well being and peace and that’s to give up to God (Ishwarpranidhanadva). Based on Samadhi pada, when you haven’t any information in anyway, give up to God utterly and you’ll achieve information.