Monday, November 13, 2006
Sutra is the Sanskrit word for string. Sutra neti is the method of clearing nasal obstructions with a string. It is a practice used in yoga to aid pranayama. It is considered an advanced practice that is usually preceded by jala neti. This is a very effective method of keeping the nasal passages open to their fullest capacity.
Sutra Neti is performed by passing a cord made of cotton threads or a rubber catheter into the nose through one nostril and then out via the mouth. The cord is gently pulled to and fro for some time, removed and then threaded through the other nostril and out the mouth again. With practise, the cord can be passed in one nostril and out the other nostril....
99% of the benefit is obtained by simply passing the string up to and through this nasal-throat valve while gently massaging the nasal membranes which reflex back to the powerful group of nerves which serve in common the entire cranium.
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