History of Jal Neti
'Nasal cleansing’ has its origin in ancient India and has been practiced for centuries by yogis. Popularly known as ‘Jal Neti’, it was done with the help of the Neti-pot. One of the six purification kriyas, Neti is a yogic technique which was used to clean sinuses. Over the time, our sinus cavities get clogged with impurities which can cause infections, headaches, and inflammation. Cleansing kriyas prepare the body for higher practices of yoga. It was believed that nasal hygiene is important as lack of it can also lead to a migraine, allergies, and asthma. Neti was usually practiced in the morning after finishing the daily rituals. After all, the key to yoga and meditation is to be able to breathe freely and having practice Jal Neti weekly was highly favoured.
The Neti pot or Jal Neti therapy is an ancient technique. It’s been passed on for thousands of years by yogis for both physical as well as deeper spiritual benefits.
Its practice is on the rise in the U.S. and many allergy and sinus sufferers are turning to it as an alternative to overcome the unpleasant side effects of medication.
THE NETI POT IS A SPECIALLY DESIGNED SIMPLE IRRIGATION POT WITH A CAPACITY OF 200 ML, ABOUT 7 OUNCES. IT HAS A LONG TAPERED STOUT TO FACILITATE NASAL IRRIGATION (NETI KRIYA) USING LUKEWARM SALINE WATER. YOU CAN ALSO OPT FOR CLEARNASAL WHICH IS A NETI POT NOSE WASH DESIGNED TO HELP EVERYONE NATURALLY CLEAR THEIR SINUSES.
BENEFITS OF PRACTICING JAL NETI:
- Daily practice removes dirt and bacteria trapped with the mucus in nostrils.
- It pacifies sensitive tissues inside nose which can cause rhinitis or allergy.
- It helps to deal with asthmatic conditions effectively and makes breathing easy.
- It also reduces middle ear infection and tinnitus.
- It keeps sinusitis and migraine attack at bay.
- It can help in resolving upper respiratory issues like a sore throat, dry coughs, and tonsils.
- It improves the vision by clearing eye ducts.
- Clearing the nasal passage improves the sense of smell and digestion.
- It also calms the mind and nervous system which helps in relieving stress.
- If practiced regularly, it brings clarity to the mind and decreased instances of anger or frustration.
- It improves the quality of meditation of the yogis