Please NEVER use tape water, ONLY distilled in your neti pot!
If you do use the neti pot, I've found it helpful to follow up using Nasya oil in the nose, otherwise the sinus passages dry out and want to produce more mucous. You can use sesame oil, a little on your pinky finger and carefully lubricate the inside of the nose,then sniff it up or Banyan sells a medicated Nasya Oil that comes with a dropper.
Abby, dont do Neti if you don´t know how to properly drain and dry your sinuses after practice. There are lots of pages describing how to do it online though. Shanti!
Neti shortly before asana makes water stream out of my nose during practice. It's a little embarrasing, but that's okay!
Ginger in some oatmeat almost always helps me feel better as well as Gypsy Cold Care. That stuff is invaluable as is the neti pot. I have a specially angled plastic bottle that I just love. Plus it is made in the town that I live in!
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I use the neti pot regularly in the colder months 3-4 time a week. Fantastic!
I haven't been able to do flat back shivasana at all with a head cold because I either feel I can't breathe or get a post nasal drip and end up coughing throughout my supposed relaxation time. I find it better to do a restorative child's pose, which keeps my throat clear but is still relaxing.
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