Neti, the ancient yogic practice of nasal cleansing, is rapidly gaining popularity in the West. The Wai Lana neti pot is made from durable plastic that will neither break nor rust, and its tapered spout makes neti easy, comfortable, and surprisingly pleasant. It holds 2/3 cup of water.
The benefits of neti
Neti is an ancient yogic nasal-cleansing practice that imparts amazing benefits.
Neti can be very effective in decreasing the frequency and severity of:
- Colds and flus
- Allergy attacks
- Sinus infections
- Chronic congestion
Regular practice of neti can also benefit your health in more subtle ways, soothing your nerves and helping you to think more calmly and clearly.
Why neti works
Your nasal passages are lined with a thin layer of mucus that traps dirt, germs, pollutants, and other foreign matter, keeping them from entering the body. Neti keeps this lining moist, clean, and healthy. It washes out excess mucus along with the dirt, germs, allergens, pollutants, and other foreign particles that provide an ideal breeding ground for illness, infection, and disease.
Neti is easy... and surprisingly pleasant!
The practice of neti involves passing warm, salty water into one nostril and out the other. At first, many people are hesitant to try this. They're afraid they'll get that "water-up-the-nose" feeling. But neti is actually surprisingly easy, comfortable, and pleasant.
Done properly, neti feels completely natural. The water used will be at about body temperature and the salt content equal to your tears.
Neti has been practiced in India for thousands of years and is gradually becoming more popular in Western nations. In fact, in India, practicing neti is traditionally as common as brushing your teeth. It is a safe and effective practice for sinus health. However, if you have a preexisting sinus condition, consult your doctor before trying neti.
Many people who never thought they could do neti have become lifelong practitioners. They love the clear-headed, easy-breathing feeling of optimal sinus health and can't imagine going more than a few days without it.