Do you Protect your Body from the Common Cold?
Cold is the most common disease. In yoga practice, there are three basic methods for keeping the body generally passable and clean, specifically cleansing:
Imagine three intersections in the city. If traffic flow is not good, then traffic jams. By our hedonistic way of life, or the luxurious laziness of “I don’t have time”, we see that we allow various bacterias to collect at our “intersections” and make us cramped in the internal traffic of our organism.
How Does Our Nose Protect Us?
At the entrance to the nasal cavity, the nasal hairs retain dust, small insects, and other particles that can harm the lungs. After entering the nose, there is a large air passage that is lined with mucous membranes. This is where the excessively cold air heats up and traps very fine dust particles that have escaped the nasal hairs. Inside the nose are glands that fight all the bacteria that have passed through previous lines of defense.
How to Use Jala Neti nasal cleanser?
Jala Neti, or a nose bidet, is harmless, very effective, and helps keep our “intersection” in good signal and does not create crowds. It is a simple ancient yoga method of rinsing the nose with saltwater.
- Fill the Jala Neti container with warm salt water (water temperature should be as close as possible to body temperature).
- Lean your head to one side and open your mouth slightly (breathing peacefully through your mouth).
- Pour the water (half the amount) into one nostril, and at the same time, water will flow to the other.
- Strongly blow out that “washed out” nostrils.
- Repeat the procedure on the other nostril.
- Finally, blow out both nostrils, but only one at a time (always pressing the other firmly).
An hour or two after performing this technique, you should not be exposed to the cold, so it is best to do this at the end of the day, at least an hour before bedtime.
Why is Jala Neti an Effective Method Against the Cold?
The secret to the effectiveness of this method is that saltwater has a natural anti-bacterial effect. Before viruses and bacterias enter the body, they remain in the mucus nose for a while! This is why this method is more effective than flu vaccines and nasal drops.
With this method, daily cleaning of the contents of the nose eliminates the possibility of gathering bacterias, and then there is no disease. Search RHINOSAN NETI pharmacies or one of the yoga aids sites and forget about the word “cold”.
Wrote – Biljana Nikolic Yoga Therapy Teacher 500 RYT
Text translation Ana Manasijević Kosjer
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