On my quest to be healthy it seems I am bound to blog in gross and grosser ways.
Last week I started to come down with a cold. One of those you can feel in the back of your head and throat. Your head feels a bit inflated, you are a bit run down, and your throat is on the verge of being sore.
If you are like me you got for the basics first. Head to bed early, drink lots of liquids.
Nope. Still sick.
Went to kick-ass yoga seminar to twist and sweat all the evil germs out of my system.
Nice try. But no dice.
Thus I finally acquiesced and bought a neti pot.
Since being active in the yoga community I have heard accolades over and over about how good for you this thing is. People swear by this damn thingamajig.
While deliberating the purchase of a neti pot a thought did occur to me. When I have a sore in my mouth or my throat is raw I gargle salt water and it helps me heal. Why wouldn't the same concept apply to my sinuses?
Well of course the proof is in the pudding. How was I the day after I bought and used the neti pot?
All better. The cold is gone.
Yes the first time it feels kinda odd. Not uncomfortable or scary, just weird. The trick is to remember to breathe in and out of your mouth while pouring. To make sure I do this I have found myself singing a little ditty to the song "Lollipop" while pouring. It goes like this...
Neti pot, neti pot
oh neti neti neti
neti pot, neti pot
oh neti neti neti
bum bum bum
What a cheery way to start the day, no?
Officially I am a convert. I'm using it every morning now because an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. By god if I make it through the winter without getting sick I'm buying stock in a company that makes these damn things.
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