Being healthy is a quite challenge, I think, especially in winter. The air is dry and you
often see somebody coughing near you. So we always wash hands after coming back from outside and gargle if necessary.
Speaking of gargle, I happened to hear about “Hana (Nose) Ugai (Gargle)” from
TV. (“Nasal Wash” in English) An 80 year old actress said that she hasn’t caught a cold for 18 years
since she started doing “nasal wash”. It surprised me and I got interested in it. I have Mana and Stuart to take
care of and no time to be sick.
What is “Nasal Wash”? It is the sucking or inserting warm saltwater (or saline)
through a nostril and allowing it to run out of your mouth or other
nostril. It sounds awful, doesn’t it? It wasn’t
as bad as I expected. I say it looks awful. I never want Stuart to see me doing this. And it sounds painful, right? No, no
pain at all. According to some websites, this is some kind of Yoga thing. Well, I do this almost everyday now and let’s
see how long I can be fine.
ATTENTION! Not recommended if you have sinus/nasal problems.