|Jala Neti Stage
The second stage of
Jala Neti is actually called sinus bellowing. It’s a more advanced
and powerful practice; hence one should first master the simpler
version of Stage 1. Ideally, this stage of Neti should be supervised
by a teacher on your first few attempts, however many people manage
to succeed unaided.
First one pot of water
is done as per Stage 1 to clear out the frontal nasal passages,
and then a second pot is done in this more advanced way. In this
case, it is not necessary to dry the nose fully between Stages 1
and 2. A few gentle blows out into the sink is satisfactory before
refilling the net pot.
On the second pot –
while the water is running through from one nostril to the other
– it is gently sniffed backwards and spat out of the mouth. The
easiest way is to draw one slow, long inhalation through the nose
to “bubble” the water as it goes through. Do not do quick sharp
snorts or you may send water up the ear tubes and sinuses. On the
exhalation, that water is spat out the mouth. One or two slow sniffs
will make half a pot disappear quickly! Repeat on the other side
for several slow sniffs to drain the pot. A third pot may be done
to repeat Stage 2 if desired.
not dangerous, one should try not to swallow any water when sniffing
Extra care must be
taken to dry the nose properly after Stage 2, as more water floods
the nasal passages and may cause irritation for some time if not
completely dried out. Repeat the full drying process as many times
as it takes.
This stage of Neti
works more on clearing out the posterior sinus passages which Stage
1 does not reach and is even more effective than Stage 1 for post
nasal drip, sinusitis, coughs and throat problems.