You may have heard about this ancient apparatus they call the “neti pot” that promises to improve your life by flushing your sinuses. If you think that sticking a teapot in your nose hardly sounds appealing, I agree. But after four months of using it, I can honestly say that I never would’ve imagined the effects to be so life-changing!
I used to think that teapots belong in the kitchen. But now I can tell you that if any of the following five scenarios describe you, then you need to do yourself a favor and get a neti pot.
1) You’ve gone through life as a mouth-breather – life is so much better when you can breathe through your nose! For one, you don’t ruin a steamy smooch when you come up for air like a half-drowned kitty.
2) You’re a (lucky) nose-breather – your nose is working overtime with all the pollution and other nasty chemicals that invade our air. Noses were not made to filter such particles.
3) You look like a haggard mom – neti pot significantly reduces dark circles and puffiness around the eyes—mighty appreciated for the ninety-nine reasons why you lose sleep as a mom.
4) You can’t think straight – if motherhood has you in a tizzy, you need to routinely flush your nose. Seriously. In ancient times, yogis believed that clear nasal passages enabled clear thinking. Well before learning that tidbit, I discovered the awesome advantage of meditating, planning out my day, and even writing a blog post, after a flushing of my sinuses.
5) You don’t enjoy having a cold – winter is around the corner and since kids so generously share the virus, you are bound to catch it…if you don’t use a neti pot, that is!
Since you’re human, you can relate to a few of the above. So now that you know you will benefit from it…
How To Use A Netipot
- Boil water and let cool to body temperature.
- Fill neti pot with the water and add in a pinch of non-iodized salt. Stir until dissolved.
- Stand over a sink, and tilt your head to one side.
- Take in a few practice breaths through your mouth to be conscious about not breathing in through the nose while using neti pot.
- Place the end of the spout of the neti pot into your top nostril.
- Tip it (like pouring tea) until the water flows slowly into your nostril and out the other.
- Let flow for about 20 seconds.
- Switch sides and repeat.
Commit to it once a day for a month and you’ll never look back.
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I'm Nat Nanton, founder of Tutu Mama. Becoming a mother has made me commit to living my greatest life. If you can relate to that, you're in the right place.
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