Nasal saline irrigation – Nasyam-Jal Neti a process of irrigating the nasal passage with saline from the left nostril to the right and vice versa. The technique is to use a small pot or a 50 ml syringe. The saline should be slightly salty and warm. The technique is to hold the head on the side with the neck bent slightly forward and then, with the pot in the left hand, slowly pass the saline into the left nostril and let it run up the sinuses and then down the right nostril. After few wash the process is reversed by passing water into the right nostril, and out the left. While the water is passing, one has to be careful to keep the mouth open and to breathe through the mouth, taking special care not to breathe through the nose.
After the irrigation the nose should be gently blown and rapid inhalations and. exhalations should be done through one nostril at a time, until the last drop of saline is dried up.
In Yoga, this practice is supposed to massages the area around the Ajna chakra and has the effect of stimulating the activity of this centre. Also, the nasal tracts are thoroughly cleaned, making it easy for the breath to pass freely through the nostrils.
and It is being advised to remove the nasal crusting after nasal surgery. Also very useful in dry atrophic rhinitis cases as it removes dirt and infectious microorganisms from the nasal cavities and passageways.
and reduces allergic problems such as hay fever.
and improves your nose breathing generally and therefore reduces diseases such as asthma and bronchitis.
and moistens dry nasal cavities and passageways.
and reduces the symptoms of chronic sinusitis.
and flushes the tear ducts and increases eye sight.
and improves your sense of smell and taste, is therefore very good if you want to stop smoking.
and stimulates Ajna-Chakra.
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