This artfully crafted ceramic Neti Pot is shaped like a teapot. Its specialized spout fits snugly into the nostril so there is no unwanted spilling, yet the inside of the spout is thin enough to create a gentle flow of water. Each Neti Pot comes with printed instructions for use. This top quality Neti Pot is 100% lead free, American made and it is dishwasher and microwave safe.
Benefits of Jala Neti
Jala Neti means "water cleansing" and is one of the shat kriyas or "6 purification techniques" common to yoga.
Reported benefits to sinus health include:
* Reduction of allergy problems
* Easier breathing (helps with pranayama)
* Reduction of or elimination of post-nasal drip
* Reduction of or elimination of chronic sinus infections
* Common colds are either avoided or shortened
* Improved sense of smell and taste
The practice is easy and millions of people in East Asia do it every morning much like we brush our teeth. For people suffering from a sinus condition, repeated daily practice as needed up to four times is recommended.
Using your Ceramic Neti Pot Mix 12 oz. of warm water with a bit more than 1/4 teaspoon of salt. (Personal experimentation will reveal the right temperature and salinity for you.) Non-iodized salt is recommended. Pour half the water in the neti pot. Tilt your head sideways above a sink and place the tapered spout in your upper nostril. Tilt the pot so water runs into upper nostril and out the lower. Sometimes when one side is very congested the flow will be blocked in one or the other direction. Repeated practice on the "good" side will often remove the blockage. Breathing quietly, through the mouth is generally recommended while practicing jala neti. Some practitioners also sniff a bit of water into their sinuses and let it pass out the mouth while practicing. Keep a tissue or handkercheif handy for blowing your nose after practice.