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The Neti Pot Alternative

 
I don’t know about you, but it’s the promise of discovery that makes me get up in the morning. It doesn’t have to be earth-shattering as finding out that UFOs really do exist or mind-numbing as Kim Kardashian’s latest foray into tabloid shame. Ues, truthfully, they don’t have to be. I’m not a difficult person to please. Something like a sale of 12-pack toilet paper at Target will do just fine, especially when i’m running out.

The neti pot is the latest entry in my ‘discovered’ list before i die. Although it has been used by yogis for thousands of years, I came upon it only last month. The neti pot isn’t something you smoke in college. It’s a real pot, shaped like Aladdin’s genie lamp, with a tapered conical tip at the spout end. Practitioners refer to it, matter-of-factly, as a nasal irrigation system. The way it works is you fill it up with warm saltwater, insert the spout into one nostril, and position your head and pot to let the water flow out of the other nostril. You can watch the above video for an actual demonstration, but I take no responsibility for ruining your dinner.

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April 2, 2012 at 6:00 am 8 comments


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