Burbot for nasal cleansing How is nasal burbot used and what benefits does it have?

Dec 09, 2023

Lota para limpieza nasal ¿Cómo se usa la lota nasal y qué beneficios tiene?

A nasal lota or jala neti pot is a traditional purification technique in the Hindu tradition. The Sanskrit term precisely means purification with water and is what would be commonly called nasal irrigation or washing.

La Neti Pot It is a very old practice that in recent years has been receiving a lot of attention since it is a drug-free solution to chronic sinus and allergy problems. It is very effective for people who work or breathe polluted or dusty environments. There are even specialists who recommend using nasal burbot for sinus conditions and allergies.

The container is filled with hot water with a little salt and this is poured into one nostril and then out through the other. First of all, use the Neti Pot It may seem complicated and strange since it is probably a new experience, but over the days it will become an invigorating and increasingly easier experience. To help you in this initiation we are going to see exactly how nasal burbot is used and also what benefits it has.

What are the benefits of using nasal burbot?

  • Removes dirt and infectious microorganisms from the nasal cavities
  • Reduces the frequency and duration of colds, allergies and fever
  • Reduces bronchitis and asthma
  • Reduces symptoms of chronic sinusitis and can also reduce snoring and insomnia
  • Moisturizes the nasal cavities and passages
  • Unloads tear ducts and increases vision
  • Improves sense of smell and taste
  • Stimulates the Ajna-chakra
  • Has a calming and purifying effect on the mind

How is nasal burbot prepared?

Before using the nasal burbot, you must prepare it. The water should be a similar temperature to a hot shower, maybe even a little hotter. A pure salt free of additives or extra iodine is added to the water, such as sea salt or Himalayan salt. The amount of salt depends on the water content and also on each nose, so you will simply have to experiment until it feels right. At YogaYe we have a 250ml ceramic nasal lotion and from another Neti Pot smallerña 180ml polyethylene. For both, about half a teaspoon of salt would be recommended.


How is nasal burbot used?

  1. It is best not to do the nasal wash over the sink as it can be bad for your back. It is best standing in the shower or even outside if the weather permits.
  2. During the entire process you have to keep your mouth open and breathe through it since this way the mouth-nose passage is closed.
  3. Place the cone in your right nostril and bend your head slightly forward and to the left. Your left nostril should be the lowest point of your head and your forehead and chin should be on the same line. Be patient while you wait for the water to start dripping and flowing out the other side. Relax and breathe calmly through your mouth.
  4. Once the jet feels good and constant and keeping your head still, experiment by moving your head a little. Neti Pot to empty all its contents.
  5. In your first nasal washing sessions, it is recommended to do half a content per nostril and later possibly the entire content.
  6. Bring your head to the center and let all the water come out. Blow gently with your entire nose. You should not cover a nostril or blow hard because it can create pressure in the ears.
  7. Repeat this process with the left nostril.
  8. If you have a severe mucus blockage you can repeat the nasal wash on the right and left more times. If after a while the water does not flow through the other side you should seek advice as you may have an anatomical blockage.
  9. It is very important to make sure that the nose is dry and that all the water has come out. To give you an idea, it could take the same amount of time to add the water as it does to dry your nose.


This nasal wash ritual can be surprisingly easy and very energizing, in addition to being very low cost and completely natural. Your nasal passages will feel clear, your ears open, your vision brighter and your eyes refreshed.

In the yogic tradition, the Neti Pot It is used every morning just like brushing your teeth and preferably on an empty stomach. Although if it is to reduce snoring and insomnia, it is better to do it before going to bed.

After reading this post and discovering the beneficial effects of nasal washing, it seems crazy not to do it, right? The pottery nasa burbot and polyethylene nasal burbot neti are available in our store to become good allies to heal your body and mind.



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