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Jala Neti

Jala Neti

Jala Neti

Hatha Yoga, as described in the early yoga Upanishads, is made up of the shatkarmas and is a very precise and systemic science. Shat means 6 and karma means action, and shatkarmas consist of six group of purification practices. Neti is one among them.

Neti : A process of cleaning and purifying the nasal passages.

Practices included in the category are Jala neti and sutra neti.

Jala neti (Nasal cleansing with water):

Requirements :

A special pot called Neti pot. 100 ml luke warm water and 2 pinches of salt.

Procedure :

  • Fill neti pot with salt water.
  • While breathing through mouth, gently insert the nozzle of pot into one nostril.
  • Tilt the neti pot in such a way that water runs into the nostril and ensure the water to pass out through the nostril. When half the water has passed through, remove the nozzle from the nostril.
  • Remove the mucus from the nose by gently blowing.
  • Same process should be repeated on the other nostril.
  • After completion of cleansing of both the nostrils, exhalation as in kapalabathi kriya is a must to remove excess water from nostrils.

Benefits :

  • It removes excess mucus dirt from nasal passage and sinuses.
  • It helps in relieving allergies.
  • It relieves muscular tension of the face.

Article By :
Dr. Shraddha Surathkal