Himalayan Chandra Neti Pot
The Neti-Pot is a natural way of cleansing the sinuses. Using a neti pot is an ancient cleaning practice originating in India. It is an Ayurvedic and Yoga practice performed daily in India. It is a clever and easy way to clear, and cleanse mucus from the sinus. It’s an alternative to medicated sprays laden with chemicals.
First boil the kettle to sterilise the water. Add the water to the pot with the salt and let it cool down to a tolerable warm temperature.
Once it’s warm, tilt your head to one side, and insert the spout of the pot in the upper nostril. The water then flows through the top nostril and out the bottom nostril, flushing the nose and releasing gunk out of the sinuses.
Close the back of your throat with your tongue as you pour the water through to avoid water going down the back of your throat. Sometimes the warm water feels like it just hits a blockage in the nose, but just keep the warm water there to let it soften, and then blow the nose if it doesn’t unblock and flow naturally. The idea is to keep repeating until all the buildup of gunk has freely flowed out of the nasal passage. You’ll be surprised how much unwanted ‘stuff’ can come out sometimes!
While sick, use the Neti Pot daily. As a preventative use it two to three times a week or whenever you feel you might be susceptible to picking up a nasty from the outside world. Often, I can feel when a bug enters my nose and will ensure I do the Neti Pot within hours to flush it out.
The Neti Pot really is one of the most valuable preventative devices for protecting against the flu and seasonal bugs.