When the sinuses become dry, the body creates mucous in attempt to heal the dryness. Mucous provides a lovely home for viruses and bacteria to flourish. The practice of Nasya (oiling the nasal passages) keeps the sinuses moist, and is a superb preventative for all types of sinus problems!
Benefits of Nasya
Instructions for Practicing Nasya
1. Take a small amount of nasya oil, coconut oil, organic ghee or sesame oil (organic, cold-pressed, not toasted) onto the pinky finger.
2. Apply one drop of oil to each side of the septum. As you breathe, you will draw the molecules of oil into the sinuses, bringing moisture to the mucous membranes. For a more intensive therapy, you can tilt your head back and apply a few drops of oil into each nostril.
3. Perform morning and evening alone or after Neti.