|Jala neti can be especially helpful
to smokers, as it has been proven to relieve a large number of smokers
from their addiction.
There are usually 2
components for those trying to kick the habit of smoking - one is
the physical aspect and a psychological aspect. For those who are
willing to accept the merits of yoga, there is a third aspect, which
is the 'spiritual aspect'.
Seldom do conventional
treatments 'attack' all these aspects. You may have a predominantly
physical approach through the use of nicotine-free alternatives
available. Or you may address the psychological aspect through hypnosis
treatments and so on. But rarely is there a concerted approach at
addressing all the aspects simultaneously.
What jala neti does
immediately is that it opens up the nostrils remarkably so that
you are automatically led to breathe through the nose. This automatic
breathing results in a natural aversion to breathe through the mouth,
which is the case in smoking.
At the psychological
level, jala neti stimulates the mind in such a way that you develop
a gradual disinterest in the act of smoking. In fact, in yoga jala
neti is responsible for specifically stimulating the energy center
behind the forehead, which leads to such a disposition.
Through this two-pronged
approach a gradual and permanent disinterest in smoking is experienced.