Sutra neti is ideally practiced first thing in the morning after cleaning the teeth. It is considered a more advanced form of neti than jala neti, which uses water to cleanse the nasal passageways.
Yogis believe sutra neti is beneficial for the following:
- Removing dirt, bacteria and trapped mucus
- Desensitizing the nasal tissues, which may alleviate allergies
- Reducing sinusitis, headaches and migraines
- Preventing infection and inflammation
Because of its advanced nature, sutra neti should only be performed under the guidance of an experienced teacher. It may induce feelings of gagging and nausea.