Application of warm nasal oil containing extracts of herbs that awaken the mind and senses, and also release secretions from the throat and lungs. Therapy indicated for the treatment of the three doshas (vata, pitta and kapha), or all, that are situated in the head and in the region of the neck.
It has a broader scope, encompassing the treatment of the five senses, including the throat, nasal passages, and aspects of the brain or central nervous system. The importance of Nasya therapy is reflected in the old saying: "Nasa hi shiraso dwarum", which means that the nose is the direct portal for the contents of the head. This implies the possibility of affecting the individual's subtle or energetic dimensions, including breathing, Prana (vital energy), mental functioning and consciousness.