Jala Neti is part of Shatkarma, the yogic system of practices aimed to purify and cleanse the body. To use Jala Neti, you will need a so-called neti pot (as shown on the illustration below) and an isotonic seawater solution. This solution contains 0,9% of salt, the same percentage as in the human blood. The lukewarm isotonic seawater is poured into one nostril, so that it leaves the nose through the other nostril. The procedure is then repeated on the other side.

It is also possible to sniff the water in so that it runs into the mouth, and to spit it out. In the reverse variant, the water is taken in through the mouth and snorted out of the nose. However, the International Federation of Jala Neti only allows the traditional Jala Neti technique in its official tournaments, where athletes are only allowed to use their nose.

Jala Neti has remarkable effects on preventing and treating any nose infections, allergies, headaches and even stress. That is why Jala Neti is performed not only by yoga practitioners. More and more people around the world practice Jala Neti daily.

Evolution of the neti pot

Evolution of the neti pot

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