Neti’ refers to purification of the nose and ‘Jala’ symbolizes water. Jalaneti is a technique where warm salted water is poured into one nostril of the nose and the water exits through the other nostril while breathing takes place through an open mouth. After the neti is completed, breath is expelled vigorously by keeping one nostril shut and doing this for 3-5 times ensures clearing of any residual water in the nose. Another form of neti is called Sutraneti. In this form of neti, a string dipped in wax is inserted through one nostril of the nose and is pulled out through the other nostril. Once this string exits the second nostril, both ends of the string are held by two hands and the string goes through a gentle to and fro motion. This again cleans both the nostrils.