The word Neti refers to a smooth sheaf of cotton having different length used for purification of nasal cavity.
Types of Neti:
Jala (Nasal cleansing through water)
Sutra(Nasal cleansing through thread)
Dugda (Nasal cleansing through milk)
Ghrita(Nasal cleansing through Ghee)
The technique of Jala Neti:
A small Neti pot (specifically designed for this kriya) filled with warm saline water is used. Stand with more than hip-width apart and bend over, tilt the head to the right and place the opening of Neti pot in the left nostril. Open the mouth and breathe in through mouth until water comes out through right nostril (sometimes little water comes out of the mouth as well). After that close your right nostril and blow through the left nostril and it with others. Now you should repeat the practice using other nostrils using it Neti pot filled with saline water.Note:
Blowing of the noesis very important so that irritation of the sinus and mucus membrane does not occur and has to be gentle.
Practicing of Kaphalabhati or Bhastrika is recommended as it dries the nasal passage and generates heat.
Too little salt creates pain in the nose and too much creates burning.Benefits: Benefits:
Cleanses frontal sinus (cranium).
Cleans the sinus cavity and nose.
Keen eyesight removes all the diseases above the neck.
It exerts relaxing effect upon eyes by stimulating tear ducts and glands.
Promotes drainage of sinus
Releases muscular tension from face and maintain fresh and glowing skin.
Releases emotional tension.
Beneficial for anxiety, depression, epilepsy, hysteria.
Neti can be practiced every day if you have sinusitis, nosebleed, headache, eyestrain, cold, and insensitivity. Or else once or twice a week.Contraindications:
Recent surgery of nasal tract.
The purpose of Neti not only to clean the nasal passage but also to render the mucus membrane resistant to the environmental changes.