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Other Names

Jal Neti, Nasal cleansing, Nasal irrigation, Jalneti


While it is of natural interest to yoga practitioners, this technique is especially suited to the 'common' man for its remarkable effects on treating sinus infections, allergies, headaches and even stress.

How to reach the stretch

  • A special "Neti Pot" is filled with warm, slightly salted water and the spout of the pot is inserted into one nostril.
  • The position of the head and pot are adjusted to allow the water to flow out of the other nostril.


  • Neti is a very effective method to provide relief from allergies, common colds and even asthma.
  • Neti helps in relieving headaches and facilitates in maintaining youthfulness.


  • Remember, under no circumstances should you experience pain in the practice.
  • If you feel any pain, it either means you are inserting the catheter too fast, or that it entered the wrong way and is stalled against the nasal wall, unless there is otherwise some other genetic obstruction.
  • In which case, stop immediately, withdraw and reinsert the catheter carefully in another direction until you find a clear unimpeded passage.

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