Neti Pot Solution

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One of the basic fundamentals of yoga is the ability to breathe properly. Yoga offers a simple method for nasal hygiene, which is called “neti”. Just as the ancient yoga, you can improve your health and regularly clean your nasal cavity by means of a simple device like a neti pot. Neti kriya is one of the yogic practices of cleansing the body. Its aim is to remove all the dirt and mucus from the entire nasal cavity.

Proper care of the mouth cavity is very important in order to maintain nasal mucosa in a “combat ready” state. Doctors admit the fact that bacteria and viruses that cause tonsillitis, pharyngitis, sinusitis, rhinitis and other upper respiratory tract infections will not be able to settle down in the nasal cavity of a man who performs hygiene procedures.

Neti Pot Solution Ideas

A typical Neti Potis a ceramic vessel where you add boiled or distilled water, salt, tea or saline (salt solution) with herbs. You can visit the chemist’s and find neti pot solution available. It’s a mixture of baking soda and table salt which should be dissolved in sterile water and used right away. The most economical and effortless method is still home preparation of neti pot recipes, which are quick and easy.

Neti pot solution

Neti Pot Solution Recipes

If you decide to make neti pot solution by yourself, follow these simple neti pot solution recipes.

To prepare basic solution ½ teaspoon of salt (unionized or sea salt) and ½ teaspoon of soda should be dissolved in 250 grams of warm sterile, distilled or boiled water. Don’t use tap water. It needs to be filtered first.

1. You could use more salt and less soda: ½ teaspoon of salt and ¼ of baking soda. Baking soda makes the pH of the solution close to the one your body has.

2. If you experience nasal dryness, you can add 2-3 drops of sesame oil or aloe extract to the solution.

3. Depending on your dosha (Ayurvedic term for body constitution), you can add different types of salt and herbs into your neti pot solution. To determine your dosha, consult a specialist in Ayurveda, that now work in various health centers, which represent oriental medicine. Alternatively you could search the Web sites devoted to Ayurveda, for example, ayurvedach.com, chopra.com or whatsyourdosha.com. To ease the problem of a stuffy nose,

if your dosha is:

vata dosha (slim body, dry skin, nervous energy) or pitta dosha (medium build, quick-tempered, energetic), add a solution of sea salt or gray salt;

kappha dosha (boned, good-natured, cheerful, agreeable, lazy, with a slight temper, careless, methodical), you need to add cinnamon and cloves to the solution.

Benefits Of Neti Pot Solution

1. In the process of flushing out the nasal cavity, the solution removes viruses, bacteria, allergens and dust which settle during the day in your nasal passages.

2. It’s been proven by scientists that the mixture of salt water and baking soda moves mucus out of the nose faster and opens sinus passages which is very beneficial for healthy nose activity.

3. Washing the inside of your nose with salty water improves airflow and makes your olfactory nerves more sensitive. As a result, you breathe easier and your sense of taste improves.

3. Depending on your dosha (Ayurvedic term for body constitution), you can add different types of salt and herbs into your neti pot solution. To determine your dosha, consult a specialist in Ayurveda, that now work in various health centers, which represent oriental medicine. Alternatively you could search the Web sites devoted to Ayurveda, for example, ayurvedach.com, chopra.com or whatsyourdosha.com. To ease the problem of a stuffy nose,