It is the application of herbal substances into the nose. The nose is the gateway into the head, the sinuses, and deeper into the lungs. The most common Nasya treatment includes the application of Ghee or Oil, sometimes with additional powdered herbs.
Nasya eliminates excess doshas (metabolic waste product) from the head and when applied with oil or ghee it nourishes as it cleanses. Oil is deeply nurturing, it gently clears and softens as it passes through the tissue. This process allows for a smooth flow of oxygen and prana, eliminating any stagnation or blockages causing symptoms or discomfort.
The 2 Types of Nasya
The different types of Nasya come under two main categories which are Shamana Nasya and Shodana Nasya.
When Nasya is performed correctly it can:
With continuous usage it can:
Nasya is indicated for:
How To Do Nasya at Home?
Nasya can be administered by an Ayurvedic practitioner combined with Abhyanga (oil massage) of the head. Once you’ve received a session you’ll have the proper understanding of the procedure and Nasya treatments can be done at home on a daily basis or as prescribed.
This procedure can be contraindicated for the following conditions:
Mini Procedure for days where there is limited time:
This procedure for Nasya is a healing treatment and all posts in this category are designed as guidelines and reference for my patients who have already received a recommendation that this procedure is beneficial for their healing.
As such this is not just a disclaimer and I highly recommend that all posts in the healing section of this website should be used in conjunction with a qualified health practitioner that has recommended for you to perform this procedure because it is suited to your individual healing process.
Wishing you health and prosperity,
PS: This for its proper procedure was designed and written by Kimmana Nichols. If you would like to join Kimmana's 7 days Ayurvedic Detox Retreat, where Nasya will be part of our daily treatment, please visit this page to learn more.
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