Since I am cleansing this week, along with my other Everveda cleansers, I will be discussing some of the routines we will be doing. Many people are familiar with using a Neti pot or have at least heard of one. The Neti pot is commonly used when congestion or a cold arise but it is actually very beneficial to use as a daily detox for the tissues in the head. Following the Neti pot is nasya oil which is used to lubricate the sinus cavities and relieves stress in the head and neck.
Nasya is a part of my daily routine. Nasya is the cleansing of the head region. Nasya is the procedure that purges and rejuvenates the tissues and organs of the head and neck. It introduces medicated oil and powders into the nose, the nearest access and outlet to the organs of the head. It removes ama and toxins from the nose, larynx, pharynx, mouth, para-nasal sinuses, ears, and eyes. Ayurveda describes the nose as the doorway to the brain. Nasya cleanses and opens the channels of the head and improves oxygenation and flow of prana, which has a direct and highly beneficial influence on brain functioning.
Nasya is indicated in diseases of the head and neck. It is used for dry nasal passages, as well as sinus congestion, common cold, chronic sinusitis, allergies and allergic rhinitis. It relieves chronic vascular headaches, migraine, epilepsy, and has a positive effect on degenerative diseases of the brain and mental retardation. Nasya also helps with eye and ear problems, such as dry, itching and watery eyes, conjunctivitis, glaucoma, hearing loss and tinnitus, as well as loss of the sense of smell.
You don’t have to be on an ayurvedic cleanse to do nasya, add it to your daily routine!