Samrat Pasham is a Hyderabad based yoga practitioner and teacher who believes that yoga is for every “body” type.
I decided to do this video following a post on Instagram. I asked the yogi community there to share their experiences with Jal Neti and how it featured into their practices.
At the time I rarely practiced it. (completely ignored it in fact)
I received a lot of responses – ranging from how important it was to their health and well being to how some of them would like to learn more about it.
Since then, I have been practicing it a little more frequently – making it a point to include it in my self care regime atleast twice a week. I do feel a lot better when I include it and it seems to have a sort of calming effect.
Jal Neti, a yogic practice of cleansing the sinuses is an important Shatkarma/ Kriya described in the Hatha Yoga Pradeepika by Patanjali.
Important things to keep in mind while performing the Jal Neti kriya.
1) Use clean luke warm water.
2) Add salt to the water – approximately 1 tablespoon to 1 litre of water
3) Use a Neti pot – These are very personal items and its best to have your own. Otherwise it just gets gross.
4) ALWAYS breathe through the mouth when performing the kriya.
5) Perform the kriya while in a squatted posture.
6) Don’t panic or be in a hurry to push the water out of the nose. Allow the water to drain completely before rising out of the squatted pose.
7) Practice Pranayama after the Neti kriya – Kapalbhatti or Bhrastrika is advised.
8) Savasana for 15 to 20 minutes
Jal Neti is a safe practice that can be performed as frequently as everyday if one chooses. there are a few times one must exercise caution however.
In the unfortunate event you suffer from a cold and have heavily blocked sinuses its wise to leave the practice alone. Also if you have a medical condition that makes squatting or breathing difficult please consult with a doctor before trying this.
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