Suryanamaskar and Sacroiliac Pain

A question from a reader: There is a condition called sacroiliitis which I am told is common among women who have delivered babies. I was enjoying my suryanamaskaar after such a long time and now it has been suspended on advice. I am not sure that is entirely correct. Please tell me, can yoga stretches be detrimental now? Sacroiliitis is an inflammation of the sacroiliac joint (SIJ) located just below […]

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What’s the Right Amount of Salt to Use With Neti?

Salt is added to the irrigation water to make its passage more comfortable.  Our bodies are made of salt water at a concentration generally agreed to be approximately 0.9 percent, or 9 grams of NaCl (common table salt) per liter. Matching that physiological, or normal, concentration makes the solution more comfortable than either plain water or water with a greater amount of salt.  A “physiological” solution is made by placing […]

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How to Quit Smoking: Comprehensive Strategy

Planning in advance and setting a quit date Here are three things that you need to do before you even try to quit smoking. I would strongly recommend that you do all 3 of these things if you are serious about this. I promise this will work for you if you follow it as planned, because it contains excellent preventative measures for nearly every pitfall that a smoker can run […]

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How Does Neti Work

Nasal irrigation with neti works by: · Mechanically flushing out bacteria, viruses, dust, and allergens · Thinning remaining mucus so that sinuses and ostia don’t clog · Decreasing swelling of the nasal mucosa · Removing histamine, leukotrienes, and other inflammatory substances · Increasing frequency that cilia beat to remove mucus, crusts and debris Is There Clinical Proof That Neti Works? Yes, there’s scientific evidence that flushing with salt water works to decrease the symptoms of […]

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