Jala Neti is an ancient Ayurvedic and yogic practice of washing the sinuses with warm salt water.  At first it may seem a little different, but after you get used to it you will feel a difference especially if you have suffered with colds, respiratory disorders, sinus problems, stuffy nose or allergies.
Special tips on when to Neti:
  • After cleaning out a moldy, musty or dusty closet.  
  • Before and after air travel.
  • If you are in an area dense with pollution, or dust.
  • During spring.
  • Before, during and after a cold or flu.
How to Neti:  
  • fill up your neti pot with warm water
  • add 3/4 tsp of good quality salt
  • put the nozzle into one nostril
  • tilt your head forward and chin down over the sink
  • for beginners it helps if you gently exhale a little bit through your nose to start the flow
  • You will breathe gently from your mouth 
  • cleanse the next nostril, then blow out from both nostrils to clear all the salt water.
  • When not to Neti:
    • not immediately before or after a meal
    • ladies not during your menstrual cycle   

    Source: Darci Frankel: