Cleaning the nose protects against viruses

Cleaning the nose protects against viruses
Cleaning the nose protects against viruses

As we know, yoga and Ayurveda are two "sister" sciences that complement each other. Ayurveda focuses on lifestyle habits, eating right, various therapies, while yoga emphasizes practices such as asanas, pranayama, meditation and self-awareness. However, both sciences help us achieve a harmonious state of mind, excellent he alth and inner happiness.

Ayurveda is actually not difficult for anyone to practice, while yoga requires a little more discipline and effort, but it can give us these ultimate experiences of bliss and deep inner peace. Likewise, in today's two nasal clearing practices, you'll notice that the Ayurvedic one is a bit easier than the Yogic one.

“First I will share the yoga practice of Jala Neti - cleaning the nostrils with a teapot, because I usually do it first. This practice has a very beneficial effect on our he alth, it cleans the nasal passages, from the nose all the way to the throat, thus removing blockages and helping to perform breathing techniques well afterwards. It is said that this technique helps with he alth problems such as sinusitis, migraines and even improves eyesight", says Konstantin Dragov, director of the Bulgarian representative office of the world organization "The Art of Living".

For this practice you need: A neti pot and a pinch of Himalayan s alt that dissolves in clean warm water.

Slightly bent forward, tilting your head to the side and down (slightly constricting the throat), half of the water in the teapot is poured into one nostril and breathing with an open mouth only through the mouth, the water just comes out of the other nostril from only yourself.

This is repeated with the second nostril and the remaining half of the water.

If the teapot is smaller, then the entire amount of water is poured into each nostril.

“Finally, but perhaps the most important part of the technique, is that in an upright position, 15 sharp exhalations are made through the nose only to clear the water from the nasal passages. Then 15 such sharp exhalations are made only from the right and 15 only from the left nostril. These exhalations are repeated once more and in a slightly forward bent position just in case.

It is important to do the Jala Neti practice correctly, so I recommend that you go to the advanced yoga course "Sri Sri Yoga Deep Immersion", where you can learn it from a teacher, so as not to harm yourself", adds Dragov.

The second procedure for cleansing the nostrils is simply to drop 4-6 drops of sesame oil in each nostril. For this procedure, we need to be seated and tilt our head back, then use a dropper to drip the necessary drops into each nostril.

I have to inhale a little to swallow the drop a bit.

It is recommended to use sesame oil because it is universal for all doshas (especially for people with increased Vata). In Ayurveda, there are three types of people (doshas). The practice can be done with mustard oil (in case of increased Kapha), or with coconut oil (in case of increased Pitta).

In this way, all the secretions in the nasal area are cleared. When a person sleeps, secretions and toxins form in the sinuses, and through this method they are cleansed and released.

Very often when the seasons change, people have sinus problems like hay fever.

“Indian physician Dr. Avishek Mishra recommends these practices to be done without fail in the current days with the presence of dangerous viruses, as well as to treat those already infected with some of the types of influenza.

The nose is a direct route to the brain. The oil nourishes the brain cells. From the nose to the brain, there is a place where part of this oil can be absorbed", adds Konstantin Dragov.

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