Nasya – clearing the head and sinuses
Nasya aims to soften, loosen and dislodge toxins accumulated in the head area and in particular the sinus cavities. A brisk massage over the sinus areas is alternated with the application of gentle heat. Warm, herbalised oil is then introduced into the nostrils. This procedure removes toxins from the nose, larynx, pharynx, mouth, para-nasal sinuses, ears and eyes. Ayurveda describes the nose as the doorway to the brain. Nasya cleanses and opens the channels of the head and improves oxygenation, which has a beneficial effect on brain function.
Benefits of Nasya
- Nasya is used for healing diseases of the throat, neck and head such as sinus congestion, common cold, chronic sinusitis, allergies, allergic rhinitis, epilepsy, migraines, eye & ear problems (glaucoma, conjunctivitis, hearing loss, tinnitus, anosmia or loss of smell)
- Relieves heaviness, brain fog and numbness
- Relieves disorders such as nose bleeds and burning sensations in the head area