Neti Pot – Not a Daily Recommendation?

I’ve been meaning to share this article about how moderate use of a neti pot can have positive affects on health while overuse appears to have negative results: Neti Pot Once a Day Can Cause Infections

“I don’t have anything against short-term nasal saline irrigation — even aggressive nasal saline irrigation for three, four days or one week is totally fine,” Nsouli said. “But when we are doing it on a daily basis, we are modifying the immunological biochemistry of the nose.”

Interesting, right? I think it makes sense.

On a fun note, I love this video of the first time Regis Philbin tried using a neti pot:

I really only use a neti pot when I have a cold/nasal issues. What about you?

**Never use tap water in a neti pot – there is a risk for amoebas (deadly ones) to be present in tap water!

Cats & Cows = easier breathing?!

The yoga move known as Cat-Cow pose has been shown to assist in clearing the sinuses by increasing circulation and opening blocked airways.

 

The pose:

  • Begin on your hands and knees, with hands under shoulders and knees under hips.
  • On the inhale, expand chest forward, moving shoulders back and sitting bones up.
  • On the exhale, do the opposite, rounding the back and trying to touch the tip of your nose to your belly button.
  • Do 10 slow repetitions several times per day, as needed.

*The exhale helps clear out old toxins from the lungs and sinuses.

*The inhale helps bring in new, fresh oxygen to energize the body.