Water Going To The
Back Of The Throat
This is fairly common
on the first few attempts. In Jala Neti stage 1, the idea is not
to get water to the back of the nasal passages. But in stage 2,
the technique is to actually sniff the water to the back of the
throat on the inhalation willfully and spit it out the mouth on
exhalation. In Stage 1, there is no harm or danger if that happens
accidentally. It is just a matter of spitting it out. If this occurs
unintentionally, it can be caused by:
Rushing, due to
of the head and/or pot.
talking or swallowing whilst the water is flowing through.
instead of blowing outwards when changing sides.
A heavy mucus blockage
in the nose causing a “damming up” effect where the water goes
up and back towards the throat instead of flowing down the outgoing
To avoid any of
the above, go slowly, to get the head into the correct position
before the water starts to flow out of the pot. Remember to
open your mouth and get a nice relaxed mouth breath happening
before tilting the pot for the water to come out.