According to Ayurveda what is Nasya —-
Nasya is a procedure of pouring medicated oil or medicated herbal powder or herbal decoction or herbal juice or medicated ghee to help access the Brain, Throat, Sinuses, Gums, teeth, eyes & throat.
Essentially, a few drops of oil in our nostrils have a great effect on all of the above.
According to the ayurvedic texts it helps with ——
-Clearing sinuses, Headache, Migraine, Sinus pain, and congestion.
-Stiffness or pain of head, neck, or jaw
-Toothache, loose teeth, receding gums
-Hoarseness of voice
-Twitching or drooping eyelids
-Tingling sensations on the face
-Obstruction in throat Uvulitis, Tonsillitis, Laryngitis, Pharyngitis
-Speech disorders and loss of speech
-Bell’s Palsy (facial paralysis)
-Depleted sexual energy
-Any disorders above the clavicle area
Now let's make it easier for ourselves-
HOW DOES IT WORK FOR US
- clears out the sinuses as a lot of mucus starts to collect at the back of our throat and we need to spit it out
- there is a sense of lightness in the face region, especially around the eyes.
- heaviness in the head region reduces. almost feels like the thinking gets clearer.
- the 4 pm addition Nasya calms us down
-Tip your head back or lie on a sofa or bed and then administer the oil.
-Then put 2 to 3 drops in the first nostril and sniff deeply. Then follow the same with the other nostril.
What oils can we use for nasya
to start with.
-Children (under 7)
-Old age (over 80)
-Just before or after shower/bath
-Indigestion or full stomach
-Hunger or Hypoglycaemia
-Thirst or Dehydration
-Just having done panchakarma
-Same time as neti pot
-Nasya is best done on an empty stomach.
-It is normal to taste the oil in the back of your mouth or even to have some dripping out of your nostrils for a couple of minutes after the practice.
-Try not to lie down after having done nasya.
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