Fill the neti pot with warm water and a little bit of salt or saline solution if you have it (I bought my neti pot at Walmart and it came with some saline solution). Put the neti pot in one nostril, tilt your head down and to the other side and BREATHE OUT OF YOUR MOUTH! The water will naturally pass from one nostril to the other. If you get a little down your throat tilt your head down a bit more. Once you’re about half way through, switch nostrils. This is a completely passive action. You shouldn’t have to do anything except be patient and grossed out. After your neti pot, you should be able to breathe free all day long! The first time I neti pot’d, I almost drowned LOL. It took me a little bit of practice to really nail down the correct technique so be patient and keep working at it. I like to neti pot during my shower for easy clean up. What came out of your nose????