Ok, so today I tried Sutra Neti. This is where you put a rubber tube near the tip of your nose and then as you inhale you move it into your nasal cavity (see the lovely photo of the Indian man demonstrating).
Believe it or not, it is not as horrific as it sounds (or looks). I was really dreading trying it, but I am glad I gave it a go.
My left nostril was ok and I managed to get the tube to go right to the back of my throat, but then it hit a block and we just left it there (apparently we will try and get it all the way through next week).
My right nostril wasn’t having a bar of Neti sutras and I couldn’t get the tube very far in my nose at all without it hurting. This nostril is always blocked and I am pretty sure it it is a mutant nostril (I think its a deviated something-aratha). So we didn’t push the right nostril at all.
So, Sutra Neti – not as bad as it seems. But don’t try it without a proper teacher guiding you!
* * * Ooops… Ive just realised the photo of the lovely man isnt what I tried at all… I had the tube going up my nostril and into my throat. He is doing something else! but the photo is cool, so it can stay… you will have to use your imaginations. 🙂 * * *