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Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Drying The Nose Salts for Jala Neti Frequency

How to do - Stage 3

Stage 3 (Brief description only)

The third stage or method is a little more difficult and advanced again. Here the warm salty water is taken in through the mouth and snorted out the nose. This is quite tricky at first and may be a little uncomfortable for some people in the beginning. The benefits are similar yet stronger than the other forms of Neti. It must only be done after a pot of Stages 1 & 2 each, and only after rinsing the mouth and throat with saline water to ensure there are no pathogens (harmful bacteria) transferred from the mouth to the nasal cavities. Here too, care must be taken to dry the nasal passages properly, and again, this stage of Neti should ideally be supervised by a teacher on the first few attempts.


How to do - Frequency

Recommended Frequency of Neti Practice  For general nasal cleanliness, once or twice a day is usually sufficient.

In the case of a cold, 3 - 4 times a day will give great relief, providing the nose is well dried each time and this frequency does not induce nose bleeds. Reduce this frequency when over the worst of the congestion.

Jala Neti is best practised first thing in the morning to clear out the night’s grogginess and prepare the body and mind for the day’s breathing activities. However, if you live or work in a dusty or polluted environment where the nostrils have an increased load of filtering, a good second occasion is upon returning from such work.

Neti should always be done before rather than after meals. The best times are:

  1. upon waking before breakfast,
  2. mid morning before lunch,
  3. evening before dinner,
  4. just before bed.
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