Ally’s today’s tip will be a lifesaver for sinusitis and hay fever sufferers.
This is a completely natural technique that has been used for centuries by thousands of people to keep their colds, headaches and allergies at bay with all their unpleasant effects: sniffing, wheezing and sneezing. It is a yoga cleansing technique is called ‘jalaneti’ or simply ‘neti’. Popularly called saline nasal irrigation, it NOT only keeps the sinuses primed up but also keeps the mind clear and free.
A real scary thing about colds, throat infections and allergies is that you can feel them approaching but feel helpless to do anything about it. Drugs – at best – only suppress the symptoms adding their own unique ones in the bargain.
Neti changes all that. Not only is it the only preventive treatmen, but even if the symptoms do strike you, you can hold them from exploding into a full blown suffering.
How it is done?
To put it briefly, a special NETI POT is filled with warm and saline water. The spout of the pot is then inserted into one nostril. The position of the head and pot are adjusted so that the water flows out of the other nostril. This procedure is then alternated with the other nostril. That’s it. The water drains out flushing the nasal passages and the linings thoroughly.
The way in which Jala Neti rinses out the dirt and bacteria filled mucous lining would be obvious to most people as the warm water loosens and dissolves any internal build ups, and takes them outwards. But what may not be so obvious is that, due to gravity and a venturi-effect, the sinus passages are also drained by the vacuum pressure flow of the water. Whereas it would normally be impossible to drain
a “dead end” cavity like the sinuses, Jala Neti achieves this ingeniously and simply.
As the water flows past the nasal passages it “sucks” out the virus-infested mucus from the sinus cavities flushing them clean with the saline water.
- At the immediate level, Neti is a great tool for any respiratory disorder – sinusitis, allergy, asthma,
hay fever to name a few. People invariably notice an immediate relief which drugs fail to achieve.
- It is of great benefit to problems associated with the eyes and ears such as certain types of deafness,
tinitis and myopia.
- As one learns the advanced stages of neti, it works wonders for throat infections. It helps to re-program
the body’s natural mechanisms against respiratory complaints including sore throats and coughs.
Neti has a cooling and soothing effect for the brain and is therefore beneficial for headaches, migraine,
depression, mental tensions and even epilepsy, hysteria and temper tantrums.
- From the yogic perspective, it stimulates the olfactory bulb and the psychic center called the Ajna Chakra. What this means is that it stimulates better powers of visualization and concentration and gives a feeling of lightness and clarity to the mind.
However, the Neti pot is a great tool for keeping your sinus infections, allergies and headaches away naturally regardless of the weather or the amount of pollen and allergenic particles in the air.
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