Neti Pot - Blue neti pot 350ml capacity
Jala Neti, the practice of using a neti pot is an important part of Yoga Shatkarma, the yogic system of body cleansing techniques.The Hatha Yoga Pradipika attribute many beneficial effects from neti pot use that range from profound physiological ones on the body, mind and personality to even clairvoyance.
chronic sinus and nasal symptoms
chronic rhino-sinusitis along with adjunctive therapy
chronic sinus symptoms induced by work-place exposure to sawdust
the common cold (helps relieve symptoms)
How to use:
1. Fill neti pot with luke warm purified water (approx 36°- 37°C) and stir in a small level
teaspoon (approx 3g) of non-iodised pure sea salt. Mix well.
2. Lean over the sink tilting your head to the right and slightly forward. Breath through your mouth and gently insert the nozzle into the right nostril. Pour into the nostril until the other nostril allows the solution to pass through freely draining into the sink. Repeat method with other nostril. Then blow the nose.
Note: if suffering from congestion be patient and breathe through the mouth. Eventually the solution will dissolve the mucous and slowly pass through other nostril. If you experience any adverse reaction seek advice from your doctor.
Origins of the Neti Pot
The neti pot originated from the Ayurvedic and Yoga traditions of ancient India. The practice of nasal irrigation is known as Jala Neti. Jala Neti is one of Ashtanga Yoga's purification methods known as Shatkarma. Beneficial for Pranayama and keeping the nasal passages free of impurities.
Ayurveda and Jala Neti
In Ayurvedic medicine there are three elements of the body (or Doshas) which need to be kept in balance - Vata (air), Pitta (fire/heat), Kapha (water). Cleansing with the neti pot corrects Kapha imbalances.