The main physiological benefit to slower breathing is that it increases oxygen saturation in cells. This unleashes a cascade of positive effects, including giving you more energy and increased cognitive abilities.
Breathing Diary is a way for kids to track their breathing. It improves commitment, increases motivation, and allows tracking of child's progress. Breathing diary by Breathing Labs is used by many physicians, care givers and physiotherapists to improve compliance of performing breathing exercises in kids with asthma and breathing difficulties wordwide.
Activating parasympathic nervous system
Once you slow down breathing you start to engage the parasympathetic nervous system. Slow breathing activates the vagus nerve, the primary cranial nerve, which is associated with a recuperative state.
One benefit of making exhalation longer is the incorporation of more time spent in the “rest and digest” mode and less time spent in the “fight or flight” mode. In japan, the same breathing exercises are used for dieting. Learn more about "long breath diet" by reading here.
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"Keep using the pursed-lip breathing until the breathless feeling goes away. Rest In between breaths if you feel Dizzy. Give sips of room temperature water."
American Lung Association
“Pursed-lip breathing attempts to prolong active expiration through half-opened lips, thus helping to prevent airway collapse. Compared with spontaneous breathing, pursed-lip breathing reduces respiratory rate, dyspnea, and PaCO2, while improving tidal volume and oxygen saturation in resting conditions."
American Thoracic Society
"Pursed lip breathing is one of the simplest ways to control shortness of breath. It provides a quick and easy way to slow your pace of breathing, making each breath more effective."
“Inhaling through the nose and exhaling through pursed lips makes breathing easier. Pursed-lip breathing can also help you regain control if you’re having trouble catching your breath. You can practice breathing this way anytime, anywhere. If you’re watching TV, practice during the commercials. Try to practice several times a day. Over time, pursed-lip breathing will feel natural.”
University of Minnesota Medical Center
“Pursed lip breathing helps you use less energy to breathe. It can help you relax. When you are short of breath, it helps you slow the pace of your breathing and can help you feel less short of breath."
University of Iowa Children's Hospital