The Neti Pot nasal irrigation is an ancient Ayurvedic technique known as Jala Neti, which means nasal cleansing. Practicing neti on a daily basis helps to keep the sinuses clean and to makes breathing easier and freer. It’s a great way to prepare the body for your yoga practice. Ayurveda considers the nasal passages to be the doorway for most diseases. Unfortunately for most of us pollution, working in artificial environments and general stress can overload the sinuses leading to blockages and sometimes infections.
Ayurveda recommends neti for all conditions from the throat up. This includes, head colds, blocked sinuses, allergies, headaches, hay fever, amongst some of the conditions .
How do you use the Neti Pot?
- Fill the neti pot with warm, filtered slightly salted water.
- Tilt your head to one side and insert the neti pot into the raised nostril.
- Allow the saline solution to pour into the raised nostril. As you do this breathe through your mouth. The saline solution will drain out of the opposite nostriI.
- Pour about half of the saline solution, then stop and let the water completely drain by blocking the raised nostril and blowing through the opposite nostril.
- Repeat the process on the opposite nostril.
- When you have finished blow through both nostrils to dry nasal passages fully.
- If nasal passages feel dry place a drop of oil with little finger into each nostril.
- Cleanses nasal passages
- Treats acute sinusitis
- Relieves nasal dryness
- Prevents common colds and flu
- Alleviates stuffiness, dryness and symptoms of allergies
- Alleviates headaches
- Reduces cough and other symptoms of post nasal drip
- Improves vision
- Improves breathing
- Improved sense of taste
- Improved sense of smell