Traditionally neti kriya, of which use of the neti pot is but one of 3 different parts, was not suggested but instructed to always be performed in the morning, as part of morning cleansing on an empty stomach. I practiced it that way, as I was taught and instructed to do by my yoga master in India since January 1997. Years later, I did try it @ night before bed, on my own whim as an experiment. What I found was that laying down for bed afterwards sometimes caused more post nasal drip & 'stuff' to flow & come out. I kept having to get up out of bed to blow my nose, & it was annoying me, interrupting my attempts to get to bed early & just sleep(these were back in the pre-injury days when I slept 6-7 hours a night & was up @ 5:30am to practice 2+ hours of yoga kriyas, asanas etc). Just relating my experiences.
Originally Posted by Wildrose
Also the TCM's (Traditional Chinese Medicine) suggestion of not drinking cold drinks (even in summer), frozen foods or anything straight out of the fridge to mouth are big no-no's, actually parallels Ayurveda as the 2 systems have more in common that not.
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