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 general well being and properly being to any one that does it often. The phrase yoga is predicated 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 via information), Bhaktiyoga (Yoga via devotion), Karmayoga (Yoga by way of motion), Rajayoga (Royal or supreme Yoga) and Hathayoga (Yoga by balancing reverse rules of physique). All of those faculties of Yoga are usually not essentially very totally different from one another. They’re moderately like threads of the identical material, entangled into one another. For hundreds of years, Yoga has been seemed upon as an efficient method of self-improvement and religious enlightenment. All these methods primarily have this similar objective; solely the methods of attaining it are little totally 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, in terms of 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 take 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 finished rightly in line with the principles mentioned above, render monumental bodily and psychological advantages. Asana are appeared 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 must be secure, regular and nice. Right here is the abstract of basic guidelines to be adopted for doing Asana.
Abstract of guidelines:
1. Regular respiration
2. Targeted stretching
three. Secure and nice postures (sthiram sukham asanam)
four. Minimal efforts (Prayatnay shaithilyam)
5. No comparisons or competitors with others
6. No jerks or speedy actions. Keep a sluggish and regular tempo.
Every asana has its personal advantages and some widespread advantages corresponding 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 with a view to be useful. Most of the best Asana render a lot of the widespread advantages of Yoga to their fullest. In addition to, the great thing about Yoga is in the truth that at a not-so-perfect degree a lot of the advantages are nonetheless obtainable. Meaning even a newbie advantages from Yoga as a lot as an skilled.
Of their quest to discover a answer 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 particularly trend 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 on.
Most of the Asana could be broadly categorized based mostly upon the kind of strain on the stomach. A lot 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 ft 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 on. 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 because of the strain on that spot. E.g. in Yogamudra (image of Yoga), the decrease stomach will get constructive strain resulting from which Kundalini is woke up. Hastapadasana refreshes all nerves behind the legs and in addition within the again. Consequently you are feeling recent and rejuvenated. Vakrasana provides a great therapeutic massage to the pancreas and liver and therefore is beneficial for diabetic sufferers.
Working towards Pranayama is among the methods of eliminating psychological disturbances and bodily sick well being. Pranayama means managed and extended span of breath. Prana means breath. It additionally means life drive. Ayama means controlling or elongation. Identical 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 respiration. Respiration is a perform of autonomous nervous system. By bringing the involuntary strategy of respiration 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 grow to be secure by Asana and has been cleansed by Kriya (cleaning processes) is prepared for Pranayama. However Pranayama prepares the thoughts and physique for meditational and religious apply of Yoga resembling Dhyana, Dharana and Samadhi. On bodily degree, follow of Pranayama will increase blood in oxygen, subsequently refreshing and rejuvenating the mind and the nerves. Listed here are a couple of bodily advantages of Pranayama.
a. Lungs, chest, diaphragm turn out to be stronger and more healthy.
b. Capability of lungs is elevated.
c. Sluggish 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 features higher with extra oxygen within the blood.
f. Neuromuscular coordination improves.
g. Physique turns into lean and the pores and skin glows.
There are eight most important Pranayama specifically, Ujjayi, Suryabhedan, Sitkari, Shitali, Bhastrika, Bhramari, Murchha, Plavini. Amongst these, Ujjayi is the preferred Pranayama. Pranayama consists of four elements within the following order:
1) Puraka (Managed inhalation)
2) Abhyantara Kumbhaka (Holding breath in)
three) Rechaka (Managed exhalation)
four) Bahya Kumbhaka (Holding breath out).
The ratio of those elements to one another is usually 1:four:2:four with a couple of exceptions. Patanjali’s Yogasutra agrees with this ratio together with many different scriptures. For the aim of general well-being, working towards the primary three elements is enough. A religious practitioner usually practices all 4 elements together with the final one i.e. Bahya Kumbhaka. Such a practitioner additionally does many extra repetitions than somebody who does it for common well being and well-being. Out of the 4 elements of Pranayama, it is the Abhyantara Kumbhaka that’s primarily recognized with Pranayama. There’s yet one more Kumbhaka that occurs spontaneously and 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 common well being), locks are carried out. Mulabandha, Jalandharbandha and Udiyanabandha are the widespread Bandha carried out by everybody. Jivhabandha is obligatory provided that achieved for religious functions.
Traits of Yoga
Let’s check out a number of the chief traits of Yoga.
1) Yoga just isn’t an train.
To know the idea of Yoga one should needless to say the positions in Yoga aren’t 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 tissue 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 sluggish regular tempo. To realize this one must have complete focus of thoughts whereas doing Yoga. The actions in Yoga are clean, sluggish and managed. Comparability with others is tremendously discouraged. Doing one thing past one’s capability simply out of competitors usually leads to hurting one’s physique and therefore is tremendously discouraged. Inhaling Yoga stays regular in contrast to many cardio workouts. Yoga can also be Isotonic in contrast to bodybuilding workouts, that are isometric in nature. In isotonic stretches, size of the muscle tissue will increase whereas tone stays the identical versus the isometric workouts by which size of the muscle tissues stays the identical whereas the tone modifications. In Isotonic stretches, physique is stretched in a specific 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. Nevertheless one can’t drive oneself into sustaining the stretch longer than the physique can bear. Each place is nice and secure (Sthiram Sukham Asanam). Sthiram means regular. Sukham means nice and Asanam means a physique posture or place. The best 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 sluggish, clean and managed method. There shall be extra repetitions and shorter upkeep for a newbie. With extra follow, the repetitions might be fewer and upkeep will probably be longer. After doing Yoga one ought to solely really feel nice and recent and nothing else. In case you really feel drained or fatigued or any a part of your physique aches, it solely means that you’ve tried past your capability.
three) 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 acutely aware efforts. So long as the goal is in thoughts and the physique is stretched solely to its present capability, the pliability develops by itself. One wants to only concentrate on breath, give attention to 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 pressured into attaining the perfect place. Yoga is completed with the belief that flexibility is acquired after a steady and common follow. 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 could be enormously useful for restoration from any sickness.
four) Targeted stretching:
The power to stretch or strain one muscle group whereas enjoyable the remainder of the physique is known as targeted stretching. For instance if a specific Asana is predicated upon stretching the abdomen as the primary muscle group (the pivotal muscle tissues), then the remainder of the physique is relaxed whereas the abdomen is stretched or pressured. One has to observe for pointless straining of these muscular tissues which are purported to be relaxed. Initially that is arduous to comply with however it turns into simpler with some apply. This behavior of differentiating between totally different muscle tissues for the strain turns into very helpful in different areas of life too. It lets you loosen up higher whereas driving throughout rush hour. Whereas doing regular every day duties it makes you conscious of the pointless rigidity on totally different elements of your physique. You’re watchful even whereas speaking to somebody or whereas brushing your tooth or when caught in a 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 on. These acts are pointless they usually dissipate power. Yoga teaches you learn how to loosen up and provides you time freed from worries and regrets, impatience and anxieties.
Monitoring your respiration is an integral a part of Yoga. Widespread errors akin to holding of breath or respiration intentionally happen throughout Yoga. Each these errors have to be prevented. Holding again on breath provides complications, fatigue and thus the advantages of Yoga are misplaced by improper or insufficient respiration.
6) Anantha Samapatti (Merging with the Infinite):
Final objective of Yoga is the amalgamation of self into the larger 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 complete integration. In response to Patanjali (founding father of Yoga), two issues outline Yoga postures; a secure and cozy physique posture and Anantha Samapatti. Subsequently you can’t separate bodily postures from meditation. Actually a physique that has turn out to be versatile and regular by means of follow of varied positions turns into a superb foundation for the last word transcendental frame of mind (Samadhi). The kriya (cleaning processes) purify the physique. Mudra and bandha deliver the required stability of thoughts and focus, initially on one’s respiration (pranadharana) after which on God (Ishwarpranidhana). Initially the thoughts wanders so much and that is o.okay. One ought to let it wander. Later one ought to rely his breaths and will observe the inside and outer movement of air via the air passages. (pranadharna). This can allow him to pay attention higher on himself (sakshibhavana). At first will probably be troublesome to pay attention because the physique postures aren’t 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 respiration course of (pranadharana).
Advantages of Yoga
Should you comply with the essential guidelines, a number of advantages may be reaped. Upkeep of physique stretches makes the physique supple, lean, versatile and secure. Respiration methods purify the blood and cleanse nasal passages and sinuses. Stress aid is the best of all the advantages. Enjoyable positions in Yoga train you to loosen up your muscular tissues and let the gravity work in your physique. The power to distinguish between rigidity on totally different elements of the physique, i.e. to stretch one muscle group whereas enjoyable all of the others teaches you to chill out and never waste power throughout your every day routine. The half about focus is essential in offering aid to your thoughts from fear and stress of on a regular basis actions. Here’s a detailed take a look at a number of the main advantages of Yoga.
1. Stress aid
Stress, pressure, nervousness are the inevitable options of recent day life. Yoga presents many methods to manage up with the stress and nervousness. A stress free thoughts reduces the probabilities of catching a illness to half, this has been extensively recognized by now. Yoga teaches very efficient respiration and enjoyable methods to realize this. Yoga additionally lets you really feel relaxed faster and lift your power reserve by educating you easy methods to let the gravity work in your physique. Half of the fatigue in any exercise comes from improper and insufficient respiration and by holding breath unnecessarily. Yoga teaches you easy methods to breathe adequately and the way to not make your physique tense and stiff whereas doing different every day duties too. The precept of targeted stretching teaches you how you can not waste power throughout your every day routine. It makes you conscious of the pointless rigidity on totally different elements of your physique. Yoga teaches you to loosen up absolutely and provides you time freed from worries and regrets and impatience and anxieties. Individuals having busy schedules who’re used to being in motion on a regular basis, should perceive that enjoyable is just not a criminal offense or not a waste of time. Quite the opposite it provides you new power to do your duties higher.
2. Feeling energized and refreshed
Enough respiration performs an awesome position in rejuvenating and refreshing thoughts and physique. Respiration methods in Yoga present plentiful provide of oxygen to the lungs, cleanse nasal passages and sinuses and thus assist really feel refreshed. A physique that has grow to be lean and versatile with stretches and upkeep of the stretches will get purified by respiration methods and turns into energized. Numerous Yoga stretches induce a balanced secretion of hormones, which subsequently rejuvenates the entire physique and one feels refreshed and energized in consequence.
three. Flexibility of thoughts and physique
Aside from the enjoyable impact, yoga additionally consists of many physique stretches which when maintained for a couple of minutes give an exquisite flexibility to our muscle tissues. One begins questioning, ‘Am I the identical one that was so stiff?’ In lots of continual issues of the backbone, Yoga has helped many individuals to scale back the frequency and depth of the dysfunction corresponding to spondylitis, arthritis and so on. Upkeep of physique stretches makes the physique supple, lean, versatile and secure. Within the course of, not solely your physique but in addition your thoughts turns into versatile. The thoughts acquires religion that issues can change favorably given sufficient time.
four. Aid from continual issues
Yoga is especially good for having management over breath and backbone. Breath and backbone are like wild animals. You drive 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 robust and versatile. Again and again Yoga has proved to be a blessing for all types of issues of the again. The strategy of exhaling twice longer than inhaling (Pranayama) provides ample provide of oxygen to blood and lots of impurities of blood are cured. The deliberate exhaling method (Shwasanmargshuddhi) cleanse the nasal passage and the sinuses. They assist eliminate persistent sinus hassle or clogging of nasal passage for many individuals. That makes the lungs and respiratory organs stronger. The stomach respiration method (Kapalbhati) helps individuals with bronchial asthma or weak diaphragm to breathe simply.
5. Focus of thoughts
Apply of Yoga helps in getting higher focus of thoughts. Meditation, being a part of Yoga, teaches you easy methods to focus higher and obtain extra from any exercise. Dharana, which suggests narrowed give attention to a topic by proscribing Chitta (thoughts) is among the eight limbs of Ashtangayoga. It teaches you to eliminate all different ideas from the thoughts and concentrate on the goal. Individuals 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 degree
Even when one can’t obtain perfection in an Asana, the advantages of an Asana are nonetheless obtainable at a not-so-perfect degree reminiscent of calmer thoughts, higher flexibility, higher blood strain, decrease pulse fee 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 because of the regular and adequate stretch. The mind cells get the required alerts and thoughts turns into calmer. Breath is extra managed and consequently feels refreshed. All of this occurs whatever the degree of perfection. It is the stableness and degree of consolation that is extra necessary 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 probably the most revered reference guide (a workbook for precise apply) on Yoga. Patanjali’s Yoga known as Patanjala (that of Patanjali) and can also be thought-about as Rajayoga, which suggests the royal Yoga or the supreme, chic Yoga because it consists of practices that result in religious liberation (Moksha). Rajayoga is part of Sankhya philosophy and is understood to awaken Kundalini (Full opening of Chakra when reached in transcendental state of meditation) and outcomes into full religious enlightenment if practiced often.
Patanjalayoga can also be referred to as Ashtangayoga because it has eight dimensions or eight limbs. Ashta means eight 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 respiration), 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 eight 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 eight limbs of Ashtangayoga, Asana and Pranayama are the one two limbs that usually stand for the time period Yoga in its hottest type.
Within the 15th century A.D. Yogi Swatmaram based one of many six methods of Yoga referred to as Hathayoga. Though the time period Hatha in Sanskrit means being forceful, Hathayoga isn’t about Hatha however is concerning 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 best way 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 via which the life drive flows. Hathayoga helps to take care of this stability by correcting the practical issues of the physique and bringing psychological peace. Hathayogapradipika is the usual textbook on Hathayoga written by Yogi Swatmaram. Hathayoga accepts Patanjala Yoga as commonplace. Though it is a utterly unbiased faculty of philosophy in its personal proper, it is primarily based mostly upon the philosophy of Rajayoga expounded in Patanjali’s Yogasutra.
Actually, each faculty of philosophy culminates into Rajayoga because the purpose of each faculty 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 respiration methods 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 last word psycho religious impact of Rajayoga. They create the required basis of secure and calm thoughts and physique for Rajayoga. There are nevertheless delicate variations between Patanjala Yoga and Hathayoga. Patanjali emphasizes extra on the psycho religious impact of Yoga moderately than the bodily features and precise methods 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 gentle, rhythmic tempo and a secure, snug physique place. Patanjali’s Yogasutra talk about Asana and Pranayama solely within the chapter of Kriyayoga (a part of Sadhana pada) because the software to realize bodily and psychological well being. However, the emphasis of Hathayoga is extra on the methods of Asana and Pranayama, Kriya, Bandha and Mudra.
Philosophy of Yogasutra:
Patanjali’s Yogasutra consists of 195 sutra and four Pada (sections or chapters): Samadhi pada, Sadhana Pada, Vibhuti Pada and Kaivalya pada. Kriyayoga, the chapter on the precise follow of Yoga is part of Sadhana Pada (part concerning 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 here are a couple of ideas from the Samadhi Pada and Sadhana Pada of Yogasutra:
In accordance with Patanjali, which means and objective 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 relaxed river, which flows down in the 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 advantage of 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) akin to avidya (ignorance), asmita (ego), Rag (attraction-affection), dwesh (hatred) and abhinivesh (self insistence, stubbornness). These 5 vrittis disappear by Dhyana.
Yogaschittavrittinirodhah. By follow of Yoga, all of the practical modifications of the thoughts utterly stop.
Management of your thoughts is what Yoga is about. You need to contain your thoughts within the Asana. Asana is an instrument to Yoga. Physique postures, upkeep and rounds of an asana are to be executed in accordance with 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 each one good issues occur once you cease making an attempt exhausting. You turn out to be one with Ishwara, you let go your management and overlook that you’re particularly 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 illnesses of physique. Equally, Yoga cures and cleanses an ailing thoughts.
In line with Samadhipada, all types of psychological and bodily issues akin 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 way of complete focus and steadfastness and a daily apply of Yoga, one can eliminate all these issues.
Ishwarpranidhanadva Nevertheless if that could be very troublesome for somebody, there’s one other approach to obtain complete well being and peace and that’s to give up to God (Ishwarpranidhanadva). In accordance with Samadhi pada, when you haven’t any information in any respect, give up to God utterly and you’ll achieve information.