Sutra Neti Kriya
advanced yogic nasal cleansing
Sutra Neti is commonly prescribed in Ayurvedic medicine (traditional Indian medicine) as a cure for lethargy, sinus trouble, nasal congestion or excessive production of mucous.
Sutra neti can help with problems like hay fever or dust pollen allergies.
On a more esoteric level the practice of sutra neti is said to stimulate the awakening of the Ajna Chakra or third eye.
Sutra neti is generally done in conjunction with Jala Neti - flushing the nasal passages with warm salty water using a neti pot. It is better to practice Jala Neti frequently before moving on to Sutra neti.
Like any yogic practice Sutra neti takes time and patience to learn and master.
Unlike Jala Neti, which can be practiced as frequently as you wish, the practice of sutra neti is generally better to be done only once or twice a week. If you are following an intensive sadhana (spiritual practice) and respecting a pure healthy vegetarian lifestyle then sutra neti may be performed more frequently.
A rubber cathether is a safer and more hygenic option than the traditional cotton and wax string.