Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham Bangalore

Jala neti preparations

  • First of all, take a neti pot with nozzle that can be easily inserted into the nostril.
  • One teaspoon of salt may be added into half litre of lukewarm water.
  • Now, fill the neti pot with this water.

How to do Jala Neti

  • The simple steps and technique of performing Jala neti are being given below:
  • First of all sit in squat or standing  having 1 foot distance between legs.
  • Lean forward from the lower back.
  • Tilt the head to the opposite side of the nostril whichever is more active at the moment.
  • Insert the nozzle of the pot into the nostril which is active at that moment.
  • Open your mouth throughout the neti process and try to breathe through it.
  • Let the water flow in through one nostril and out through the other nostril.
  • After finishing half of the water of the Neti pot, put it down and clear your nostril.
  • The same thing should start from other side.
  • After finishing from both side, do forceful exhalation from both the nostrils in all the directions i.e. left & right, top & bottom.

Benefits of Jala Neti

  • Daily practice helps maintain the nasal hygiene by removing the dirt and bacteria trapped along with the mucus in the nostrils.
  • It soothes the sensitive tissues inside the nose, which can assuage a bout of rhinitis or allergies.
  • It is beneficial in dealing with asthmatic conditions and making breathing easier.
  • It reduces tinnitus and middle ear infections.
  • It helps abate sinusitis or migraine attack.
  • It can alleviate upper respiratory complaints like sore throats, tonsils, and dry coughs.
  • It can clear the eye ducts and improve vision.
  • Clearing of nasal passages helps improve the sense of smell and thereby improves digestion.
  • It calms the nervous system and the mind. It also helps relieve stress and brings clarity to the mind.
  • People have experienced a reduction in their anger by practicing Jal Neti regularly.
  • It helps improve the quality of your meditation.
  • Jala Neti goes beyond nasal cleansing and helps in aligning your body, mind, and soul. Hence, it should be practiced daily and not only when one has a nasal blockage or cold.

Jala Neti precautions

  • The nose should be dried properly after the process.
  • People with high blood pressure should be careful during this part. If one feels dizzy while drying the nose, then it should be done standing upright.
  • Take care that you do not leave any water in the nasal passages as it might cause an infection.
  • Like any other yogic practice, learn it from an expert practitioner.


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