By Arun Goel
To say that this issue was inspired by the thousands of the
‘Health and Yoga’ family who have benefited amazingly from the
detox technique of jalaneti, would truly be an understatement.
With the never-ending stories of forgotten
sinus, allergy and headache problems, I just had to make you
aware of this phenomenal practice.
What is jalaneti?
Well, to put it simply, jalaneti is a
cleansing practice of the sinus passages with warm saline water.
Yogis have practiced it for centuries for its innumerable and
powerful benefits. It is also called Neti or Saline Nasal
In yoga, it has been used for its extremely
powerful physical, psychological and spiritual benefits.
However, in the modern world - fed on an attitude of immediate
gains - jalaneti has gained immense popularity because of its
dramatic effect on the sinuses
It solves the sinus infection and allergy
problems without the use of drugs with immediate, immense and
sustained results AND without side effects. You can read a
sampling of the testimonials that we receive every single day by
At the immediate level, neti is a great tool
for any kind of respiratory disorder – sinusitis, allergy,
asthma, hay fever to name a few. People invariably notice an
immediate relief, which drugs fail to achieve. Neti helps to
re-program the body’s natural mechanisms against respiratory
complaints including sore throats, coughs, postnasal drips etc.
It can be of great benefit to problems
associated with the eyes and ears such as certain types of
deafness and myopia. But the great mental and spiritual effects
overshadow these tremendous physical benefits
Neti has a cooling and soothing effect on the
brain and is therefore beneficial for headaches, migraine,
depression, mental tensions and even epilepsy, hysteria and
It stimulates better powers of visualization
and concentration and gives a feeling of lightness and clarity
to the mind.
On a higher plane, it is very effective for
meditation as it works on the subtle effects of the olfactory
bulb, and the psychic center, which is known as the Ajna Chakra
But the best part is that it is excellent for
those trying to give up smoking. It reduces mouth breathing and
re-sensitizes the nose to the indecency and discomfort of
ingesting smoke, therefore deprogramming the brain of the
physical and psychological addiction.
If it’s so good, why is neti relatively slow
in gaining popularity?
Good question. Let me try and answer that…
First is our OWN inertia. Somehow, we as
humans cannot imagine the thought of pouring water up our
nostrils – the involuntary thought is “what will happen”. Well,
nothing really – what goes in comes out – and invariably the
reaction changes from one of apprehension to one of unbridled
Secondly, the drug lobbies are certainly not
obliging. After all they haven’t found anything as yet that
treats colds and allergies well enough and that too WITHOUT side
effects. Jalaneti has been projected as something “esoteric” and
Despite this, neti is gaining immense
popularity because of the strong undercurrent of support and
propagation by the ever-growing neti doers – including leading
doctors and pediatricians.
How to do it?
For the benefit of understanding, I shall
only briefly highlight the procedure. The detailed instructions
are provided with the neti pot should you ever decide to try
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. This procedure is then alternated with the
other nostril. That’s it. The water drains out flushing the
nasal passages and the linings thoroughly. After these the
nostrils are dried out through special techniques.
Despite this, neti is gaining immense popularity because of the
strong undercurrent of support and propagation by the
ever-growing neti doers – including leading doctors and
Why is neti so great?
Besides being used to treat full-blown sinus
infections, neti is perhaps the BEST preventive. Almost all of
us can “sense” when we are about to catch a cold or an impending
throat infection. But more frustrating is the “helplessness” or
the inability to do anything about it as it takes over our
defenses. It is here that neti really outscores everything else.
Just flushing your ENT passages through neti a couple of times a
day ensures that the infection does not take root and just
So, it’s wise to consider shedding your
apprehension and trying this wonderful practice. And if you
can’t give up smoking through it, I’ll at least guarantee that
you’ll NEVER get a full-blown cold or a sinus infection.
Read the figures and testimonials by
Now, you can’t get a better tool than that can you?
All the best,