Stand straight and bend horizontally forward from your waist. Close your right nostril, tilt your head to the right and breathe in and out through your left nostril 5 to 10 times quickly. Repeat the same process again on the left side. Finish it by keeping your head in the centre and breathing through both nostrils.
Jal Neti is a technique that was used by yogis to stay disease-free, and most importantly to use the breath well for their yogic practices without any blockages. Just how brushing the teeth is dental hygiene, the practice of Jal Neti is nasal hygiene. This technique uses water to purify and clean the nasal path, right from the nostrils to the throat.
Jal Neti is one of the six-purification procedures or ‘Shatkarmas’
What do you need to do Jal Neti
- A Neti pot
- A pinch of salt
- Lukewarm water
A Neti pot is usually small and has a long spout on one side, which is small enough to be inserted gently into one of the nostrils during the process.