Nasal Cleansing - Jala Neti

(February 13, 2009)

When doing jal neti where does the water pass and goes from one nostrils to another ?

In doing Jala Neti, the water you pour into one nostril flows up above the bridge of your nose, where the normal air flows meet, back into the central cavity. It then flows down and out the other side of your nose. In this way, it flows by your mid and frontal nasal sinuses. In this stage water should not flow backwards into your throat or mouth. If you do it properly you will, normally, feel very little sensation. This is because the water is the same temperature as your body temperature, and the salinity is the same salinity as your tears. This is why your nose will hardly feel the water flow through.

Jala Neti is nasal cleansing with the use of warm saline water. It is a very ancient technique that has been passed down for thousands of years by the Yogis. It is said to have great physical benefits as well some spiritual ones. This, perhaps, is the best time for such a technique to be practised by modern people. With the rise in respiratory problems like coughs, colds, sinutitis, asthma, allergies, and bronchitis among others, coupled with the rapid degeneration of spirituality in most of society, the practice of Jala Neti will definitely be a panacea for many ailments. Jala Neti is basically beneficial to the cleanliness of the nose, eyes, throat, ears, lungs, plus the brain. There are over 7 different ways of practising Jala Neti.

Benefits of Jala Neti

  • It gets rid of all the dirt, germs, viruses and bacteria trapped in mucus in the nose.
  • Jala Neti helps drain your sinus cavities of excess mucus. In turn, this helps reprogram your body’s natural rhythms to protect it from nasal and throat infections like coughs, colds, sinusitis, asthma, allergies, influenzas, etc, and other respiratory complaints including post nasal drips, sore throats and inflammation of adenoids and tonsils.
  • It is extremely helpful in for illnesses like bronchitis, sinusitis and asthma since it helps reduce the tendency for oral breathing and frees the nostrils of mucus.
  • It has an extremely soothing and cooling effect on your brain. It helps draw out excess heat. This is why it is beneficial for migraine, headaches, epilepsy, hysteria, temper tantrums, mental tension and depression.
  • Jala Neti is of great help in problems of the eyes as it helps flush the tear ducts. This promotes clearer vision giving a sparkle to the eyes. Subsequently, it helps stimulate powers of concentration and visualization and giving a feeling of clarity and lightness to the mind.

Submitted by A on February 13, 2009 at 01:06

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