Neti pot is used to cleanse and purify the nasal passages by rinsing them with a solution. This helps to balance prana and improve the quality of the breath. Ayurveda and Yoga, which are sister sciences support that the quality of our breath is essential for our overall wellbeing. It has been used for thousands of years. Many people nowadays apply it to their daily routine. However when introducing this technique to your home educate yourself on the proper use and the risks.
The relief after usage can differ from each person. Some can feel relief for a few hours, some for half a day and some even for a full day.
- can release a clogged nose, which is usually caused by inflammation in the nasal cavities
- can treat sinuses, colds, and allergies
- promotes overall nasal and sinus health
- moistures the nasal passages
- clears and removes mucous
- can help to stay off medicines
- clears out respiratory irritants such as dirt, dust, and pollen
- promotes clarity and a fresh mind
Consult with your doctor, Ayurvedic practitioner or lifestyle advisor if this fits your lifestyle. If used improperly it can lead to infections and Vata imbalances.
When preparing your water solution it should match the PH level in the body, the taste of the water salt solution should taste like one’s own tear. Note that if there is already a Vata imbalance with a lot of dryness Neti should not be applied daily, this can lead to drying out of the membranes in the nostrils, which will aggravate that dosha even more.
Important to know
According to the texts Neti was only complete once it was followed by Nasya. Nasya is sniffing a herbal oil after Neti, which helps to lubricate the sinuses so that the salt water does not dry it out.
Before applying Neti pot check with a professional to see if this daily regimen is in line with the season and your constitution. If you notice that there is too much dryness after application you might want to refer to a different method which is called Nasya.
This blog post was written by Julia Blohberger from www.juliablohberger.com