WHAT IS JALA NETI?
Jala Neti Kriya is a cleansing technique native to the tradition of Hatha Yoga, and is one of it’s six purification methods. Jala = water, neti = cleansing; jala neti = water cleansing. On the surface of it, the practice involves pouring lukewarm salinated water through one nostril, and then letting it flow out through the other. While it sounds simple, one must learn how to do this right, understand the subtleties in how to cleanse all the water from the sinuses, and know the benefits and contra-indications of this practice before moving forward.
Our founder and lead teacher, Arundhati Baitmangalkar, has learnt, studied and practiced many different types and intensities of cleansing techniques, and will guide you safely through the process step by step, tailoring the cleansing to your level and needs. You will be amazed at how beneficial yet simple this can be. No prior knowledge or experience necessary.
BENEFITS OF JALA NETI
- Cleanses the sinuses (especially helpful during allergy season).
- Drains the sinus cavities.
- Improves sense of smell.
- Helps flush the tear ducts.
- Promotes clearer vision.
- Decreases headaches, migraines, depression, and mental tension.
- Enhances clarity, mental focus, and awareness.
- and more!
You truly won’t know and understand the effects of these benefits until you try it for yourself.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN JALA NETI WORKSHOP
Arundhati will begin by going into more depth as to what jala neti is, how it works, what the benefit’s are, as well as any and all relevant information regarding the practice. This will be a great time to ask any questions you might have. She will then lead us outdoors where we will put the practice to the test on ourselves – with her guidance, attention to detail, and expertise on the practice. Afterwards, we will meet back in the studio to do a few pranayama, or breathing exercises, getting the most out of our cleared and open nasal passages. You will be required to bring:
- Your own neti pot (these can be purchased easily online).
- Your own yoga mat.
- Comfortable clothing.
- Water bottle.
- Notebook and writing utensils (optional for note-taking)
Date: Sunday September 10, 2017
Time: 10:30-12 noon
Pre-registration encouraged, sign up’s available online.