The Seated Mountain Pose or the seated Parvatasana gives a good stretch to the trunk, waist and shoulders. In Sanskrit, Parvat means a mountain and asana means a pose. In this posture, the body is stretched to look like a mountain. The seated mountain pose is good posture to release the stress in the shoulders and the trunk.
This yoga posture is inspired by the cat stretch, giving your body the ever-relaxing feline stretch. It looks simple, but you will see how beneficial it is to the body as well as the mind, strengthens your wrists. Marjariasana benefits the shoulders by making them stronger. The movements in the asana massage your digestive organs and activate them.
Jal Neti is a technique that was used by yogis to stay disease-free, and most importantly to use the breath well for their Yogic practices without any blockages. Just how brushing the teeth is dental hygiene, the practice of Jal Neti is nasal hygiene. This technique uses water to purify and clean the nasal path, right from the nostrils to the throat. Jal Neti is one of the six-purification procedures or ‘Shatkarmas’ mentioned in Hatha Yoga Pradeepika.
It is beneficial in dealing with asthmatic conditions and making breathing easier.
It helps abate sinusitis or migraine attack.
It can alleviate upper respiratory complaints like sore throats, tonsils, and dry coughs.
It can clear the eye ducts and improve vision.
Clearing of nasal passages helps improve the sense of smell and thereby improves digestion.
It calms the nervous system and the mind. It also helps relieve stress and brings clarity to the mind.