Got sinus issues? Mucous? Congestion? A head cold? Well, then I’d like to introduce you to your new best friend: The #NetiPot, as a continuation of our #DINACHARYASERIES.
Swami Satyananda sums it up quite succinctly, “Neti is the best method of preventing and eliminating colds…Regular practice of neti when you don’t have a cold keeps the nasal passages working at optimum efficiency and thereby helps to maintain a healthy body. Remember, breathing through the mouth or insufficient treatment of the inhaled air prior to entry into the lungs, due to nasal blockage and congestion, can encourage the onset of disease, by allowing germs to infect the lungs, or by generally weakening the state of health of the body.”
✹Prevents & eliminates colds
✹Helps cure allergies and hay fever
✹Helps cure sinusitis (practice daily for at least 6 months)
✹Eases headaches and tiredness
✹Helps heal inflammation in the mucous membrane
✹Soothes the brain and can relieve migraines, insomnia and depression
✹Improves memory by stimulating the frontal lobes of the brain
And if that list wasn’t enough to convince you, using a Neti Pot daily keeps the nose–the gateway to higher consciousness–clear, allowing the #ThirdEye Chakra (#Ajna) to be accessed, meaning you can expect more clarity of mind, connection to your innate intuition and an increased capacity for concentration.
AND the nose is the sense organ (#Jnanendriya) of the #RootChakra, #Muladhara, the seat of our connection to the physical world. By practicing Neti regularly, amongst other practices that re-affirm our roots, you can expect issues with stability, social belonging and vitality to gradually clear and return to their equilibrium.
➳Grab your @rasa_ayurveda copper or clay Neti Pot
➳Fill with warm, filtered H20
➳Dissolve 1/4-1/2 tsp of Himalayan or Sea Salt into H20
➳Tilt Head over sink and insert the nozzle into the left nostril
➳A stream of water will flow out the right nostril. Allow to flow for 5-7 seconds.
➳Repeat on the other side
➳Breathe through your mouth!
➳Blow your nose GENTLY into a tissue
➳Repeat entire procedure 2-3x per nostril ➳Practice 1x DAILY (3-4x/day if you have a cold)