Neti Pot and Nasya Oil - fill your ceramic or stainless steel neti pot with 1/4 tsp of sea salt and warm distilled water. This daily ritual will clear the mucous membranes, remove any dust or pollen, and cleanse the sense of smell. Immediately after, blow your nose until the water has been evacuated. Be careful not to hurt your ear drums by blowing too hard. Then use sesame oil or a specially formulated nasya oil for this purpose to replace the moisture that has been lost from the salt water. You can put the oil on your fingertip and lubricate the inside of your nasya passage or squirt a few drops of the oil in your nose and inhale deeply. The salt and oil ritual balance the sense of smell and create a healthy clean environment so bacteria and pollens can't adhere. This is best done before a pranayama or yoga practice.
Whole Healing Ayurveda
The teachings of Ayurveda are as pertinent today as they were thousands of years ago.