Winters have set in and this is the time when most people suffer from respiratory problems.Here we detail the Vedic method of doing Jal Neti which helps in cleansing the nasal passage and blocking the entry of allergens into the respiratory passage.
A virus cannot be killed. However, by strengthening the immune system, it can be made nishkriya or ineffective and its spread be arrested by following the ancient techniques given by the Vedic Rishis.
Here are three steps to follow, especially after returning from public places:
1. JAL NETI
Nasal cleansing. Take 500ml bearably warm water in a neti pot, add ½ tsp black/rock salt and a pinch of turmeric. Stand evenly and bending slightly forward tilt the head at 45 degrees angle towards left. Insert the nozzle of the pot into the right nostril. While breathing from the mouth, tilt the pot so that the water runs into the right nostril and flows out from the left. Repeat on the other side. Breathe normally afterwards. Saline water is the best cleansing medium, which absorbs and scrapes away infectious pathogens accumulated in the nasal passage. Turmeric is disinfectant, antiseptic and scouring agent.
2. PUTTING COW’S GHEE IN NOSTRILS
Warm pure cow’s ghee to a bearable temperature. Lie down flat on your back and let the head hang down, bending the neck backwards. Using a dropper or a spoon pour about 5 drops of ghee in each nostril turn by turn, in such a way so as it does not flow down towards the throat but flows backwards towards the head. Keep lying in the same position for 5 minutes afterwards. Cow’s ghee lubricates the nasal passage and strengthens the mucous membranes to fight against infections.
3. MASSAGING THE FEET WITH MUSTARD OIL
Heat mildly some mustard oil and massage the soles of the feet before retiring. Loose cotton socks can be worn later. Mustard oil is hot and massaging generates heat in the body to fight any symptoms of cold and infection.
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