Updated: May 18
With the recent, tremendous and sadly increasing air pollution in and around Bangkok, one of the best natural remedies to clean your nose and nasal passages from all the dirt and dust particles is the ancient yogic detoxing practice....Neti.
Neti, correctly "Jala Neti Kriya" is a simple procedure for maintaining nasal hygiene by irrigating the nostrils with warm salty water. Neti effectively removes dirt and bacteria filled mucus from the nasal passages. It is an ancient yogic purification technique that is more than ever relevant and helpful in our modern life's where air pollution becoming an increasing health risk factor.
You can purchase a Neti pot for THB 50 at my yoga studio Divine Yoga, most others might have Neti posts as well but check out before or you can order it on Lazada.
👍 Neti is done with the aid of a specifically designed neti pot. These pots come in many shapes and sizes. Neti pots are available online, in pharmacies and can sometimes be bought in health food stores or yoga studios.
👍 Fill the neti pot with lukewarm water and add a decent pinch of salt per pot. There are many types of salt available. Choose the most natural salt.
Practice over a sink. The tip of the spout of the pot is placed at the entrance of the upper nostril and the water is poured through one nostril and flows out through the opposite nostril. Usually, it takes a little bit of experimentation to find the correct angle and head position to get the water flowing smoothly from one nostril out through the other. Let gravity do the work.
While pouring the water into the upper nostril the mouth is kept open allowing you to breathe freely. Breathing slowly through the mouth, pour the entire content of the pot through the upper nostril. When the pot is empty, bend forward and let any excess water run out, then close the nostril with a finger and exhale a few sharp short blasts. Then turn your head to the other side and do the same with the other nostril.
Neti can be practised in a polluted environment at least once a day. Best time before you go to bed. Clean your nose from all the dirt and dust you got through the day.
Neti is a safe and simple practice and extremely beneficial to overall health and has no side effects.
A video on how to use a neti pot correctly you can find here: