Himalayan Institute Introduces World's First Ecologically Sound Neti Pot

The Himalayan Institute, original importers of neti pots to the U.S. market, has introduced the world's first ecologically sound neti pot manufactured completely out of bioplastic. The Neti-Wash Eco Neti Pot is a part of the Himalayan Institute's mission to provide products and services for a healthy mind, body and spirit with a minimum of impact on the earth.

Honesdale, PA, February 27, 2009 --(PR.com)-- The Himalayan Institute, marketers of the original Neti Pot for nasal health, has introduced the Neti Wash™ Eco Neti Pot. This environmentally friendly version of the Neti Pot is created entirely of bioplastic. It is the first of its kind on the market today.

The Neti Wash Eco Neti Pot, produced from all natural renewable resources, is good for consumers as well as the environment. Manufactured from Ingeo™, a petroleum-free, nontoxic, plant-based material (polylactic acid or PLA) that uses 65% less energy to produce than traditional petroleum-based materials, the Neti Wash Eco Neti Pot is non-breakable, compostable in the United States and commercially biodegradable.

The nasal wash has been used for thousands of years in yoga and Ayurvedic medicine. With regular use, it soothes dry nasal passages, gently washes away dust, pollen and other irritants and removes excess mucus—naturally. The Himalayan Institute created and began distributing the original Neti Pot™ in 1972. Then, the Neti Pot was crafted by hand and offered as a tool for yoga students to enhance their breathing and meditation practices. Featured on the nationally televised Oprah Winfrey Show in early 2007 and endorsed by Dr. Mehmet Oz, the health benefits of nasal irrigation are well known today and “Neti Pot” has become synonymous with allergy relief and improved breathing. Because of its many health benefits, nasal irrigation has gained national recognition as a natural remedy for sinus and allergy problems.

This ecologically friendly version of the original Neti Pot joins the Himalayan Institute’s original ceramic Neti Pot and companion Neti Pot™ Salt and Neti Wash Plus®. It is available at health and natural food stores around the country as well as Whole Foods, Wegman’s and Publix markets. The suggested manufacturer’s retail price is $13.95. Additional information is available at www.netipot.org.

Purchases of all Neti Pot products also directly support the Himalayan Institute’s global humanitarian and educational projects. Initiatives include:

• Himalayan Institute Community Centers to fight poverty, illiteracy, and inequality through education, healthcare, vocational training, and sustainable micro-enterprise. The Himalayan Institute Community Center in Cameroon, Africa, is the Institute’s flagship rural empowerment project, serving as a model for the HI Community Centers spreading around the world.
• Energy Farming in Africa and India with projects promoting cultivation of a range of medicinal, aromatic, and energy crops for sustainable development and local and global marketability.
• Adopting village schools and a traditional Sanskrit college in India.
• Scholarships supporting education, vocational training, and sustainable micro-enterprise.

About The Himalayan Institute

The premier center for yoga and holistic living, the Himalayan Institute is a non-profit, international organization dedicated to serving humanity through educational, spiritual, and humanitarian programs. The Institute and its multi-varied activities and programs exemplify the spiritual heritage of mankind that unites East and West, spirituality and science, and ancient wisdom and modern technology. Founded in 1971 by Swami Rama of the Himalayas, the Institute draws on its roots in the yoga tradition to offer programs in self-transformation, yoga, meditation, and holistic health at its headquarters in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. To learn more about Himalayan Institute Global Humanitarian Projects visit www.HimalayanInstitute.org.

Himalayan Institute
Barbara Moss