We all take the gift of breath for granted, until our nose, or sinuses block. If chronic sneezing,gritty,watery eyes,irritated nostrils or sinus headaches are destroying your days and nights then may I suggest the ancient technique of nostril cleansing. Used for centuries to keep you away from doctors and medication a natural way to cleanse and heal. As the breath is thought to be the key to perfect health it’s free flow is vital. Honour your breath it is the meeting point of body and mind. The use of the Neti pot began with yogis centuries ago in India.They knew it is impossible to have excellent meditation in fact any type pf meditation when the breath cannot flow freely.
Naturopath Priyanka Gupta tells us in a recent meta-analysis, researchers at Toronto’s Hospital for sick children found that daily saline nasal irrigation relieves symptoms,decreases doctor visits and may aid in preventing antibiotic resistance.
Another study in American Family Physician reported that the regular use of the neti pot( a popular device for easy nasal irrigation) is a safe and effective treatment for hay fever and sinusitis,with no reported major adverse effects.
An ancient solution to free you from sinusitis and allergy symptoms. Flushing your Sinuses safely.It may seem a little worrying, you will feel a little nervous the first few times as you master the technique.If you have unhealed facial wounds a broken nose causing blockage or other musculoskeletal obstructions then this technique is not advised. Initially you may wish to use it daily and when you have the joy of a clear full breath, drop back to weekly use.
Free your sinuses safely as you prepare to meditate.
- Fill Neti pot with warm/tepid water about a cup full.
- Stand with your head over the sink.
- Tilt your head to one side so you can place the spout in the higher nostril.
- The water needs to flow through one nostril, down through the other and into the sink. You will need to tilt your head so that the water does not flow down your throat.
- Breathing through your mouth let the water flow smoothly.
- Change to the other nostril.
This simple and time-honoured technique will see you breathing freely free from sinus and hay fever for ever.Then you may wish to embrace the serenity of meditation.