Nasal cleansing has been incorporated in folk medicine in many areas of the world and is a natural method of medical treatment.
Fishermen all over the world have rinsed their nasal passages with salt water for generations. In some African tribes nasal cleansing is referred to as a «purifier of thoughts», i.e. clearing the head. In the Yoga tradition nasal cleansing is one of several cleansing processes.
Yoga is an ancient system of practical methods used to increase physical and mental well-being. The use of various Yoga techniques is spreading rapidly in our culture today. The cleansing technique of brushing the teeth has been practiced for thousands of years in the Yoga tradition, but it has only been common in Western culture for about 100 years. Now nasal cleansing is also becoming more widespread in our culture.