Jela Neti

Contra-Indications for Jela Neti Kriya

People who suffer from chronic bleeding in the nose should not engage in Jela Neti without the advice of a competent teacher. Those who are prone to or having ear infections should not do this Kriya. During colds, flu or sinusitis, when the nose is totally blocked this Kriya should be avoided.

Benefits for Jela Neti Kriya

Jela Neti removes mucus and pollution from the nasal passages and sinuses, allowing air to flow without obstruction. It helps prevent and manage respiratory tract and diseases. It helps to maintain good health of the ears, eyes and throat.

Jela Neti relieves muscular tension of the face and helps the practitioner to maintain a fresh and youthful appearance. It has a calming and soothing influence on the brain. It alleviates anxiety, anger and depression, removes drowsiness and makes the head feel light and fresh.

This Kriya stimulates the various nerve endings in the nose, improving the sense of smell and the overall health of the individual. A balance is brought about between the right and left nostrils and the corresponding right and left brain hemispheres, inducing a state of harmony and balance throughout the body and mind.

~ adapted from, “Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha, S.S. Sarawati (2008). Bihar, India.