Breathwork refers to various techniques that focus on manipulating one’s breathing patterns to achieve various benefits for the mind and body. Breathwork has been used for thousands of years in spiritual practices, and more recently, it has gained popularity as a form of therapy for stress, anxiety, and other mental health issues. In this article, […]

In a randomized controlled study of 108 adults, the researchers compared three different breathwork exercises, in which participants deliberately guided their breathing in various ways, and mindfulness meditation, in which people observed their breathing but didn’t try to control it. The participants did the breathwork at home, following video instructions. One group of participants was […]

Breathing slowly and focusing on each breath allows you to be more present and mindful, E. Fiona Bailey, PhD, professor in the department of physiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, tells SELF. This, in turn, helps reign in racing thoughts and can sometimes be enough to distract you from the things that are […]

The body requires the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide, which is made possible by the lungs. According to The South African Thoracic Society (SATS), a professional society dedicated to the promotion of lung health in South Africa and Africa through education, training, research and advocacy, the lungs may function less effectively due to factors […]

Breath training can drastically improve your balance on the surfboard, control your emotions, and keep your adrenaline in check. If you have trouble breathing while surfing, here are some amazing breathing exercises for surfers that you must try Your breathing is a pillar for your physical and emotional well-being. While it may sound a little […]

There are several exercises and techniques you can use to increase your breath-holding time. These include strengthening your diaphragm, increasing your lung capacity, and practicing controlled breathing techniques. Exercises to strengthen your diaphragm and increase your lung capacity include deep breathing, belly breathing, and pursed lip breathing. Deep breathing involves inhaling slowly through your nose […]

Taking care of your lungs is more important than ever. Breathing is a function we need to survive but because it is involuntary, it is easily overlooked. To know if you have healthy lungs, the best thing to do is to consult your doctor or pulmonary specialist. However, most people who have lung problems will […]

Pursed-lip breathing is a technique that allows the control of oxygenation and ventilation. The technique requires a person to inspire through the nose and exhale through the mouth at a slow controlled flow. The expiratory phase of respiration is going to prolong when compared to inspiration to expiration ratio in normal breathing. This technique creates a […]

Pursed lips breathing is excellent for people with COPD. According to the Cleveland Clinic, it can help to accomplish the following: Reduces how hard a person has to work to breathe Releases air trapped in the lungs Promotes relaxation Reduces shortness of breath To practice pursed lips breathing, close your mouth and breathe in through your […]

To determine the effects of pursed lips breathing on ventilation, chest wall mechanics, and abdominal muscle recruitment in myotonic muscular dystrophy (MMD).Before-after trial.University hospital pulmonary function laboratory.Eleven subjects with MMD and 13 normal controls.Pursed lips breathing.Electromyographic (EMG) activity of the transversus abdominis, external oblique, internal oblique, and rectus abdominis was recorded with simultaneous measures of […]

1. Pursed Lips Breathing When you feel short of breath, pursed lip breathing helps to bring more oxygen into your lungs and calms you down, allowing you to have more control over your breath. Here’s how to practice pursed lip breathing, according to the American Lung Association: Breathe in through your nose. Breathe out with […]

Deep breathing exercises can help individuals maintain personal health and well-being. According to the American Institute of Stress, 20 to 30 minutes per day of “belly breathing,” also known as abdominal breathing or diaphragmatic breathing, can reduce stress and anxiety. The American Sleep Association reports that focusing on breath might be able to help induce […]

Pursing your lips as you breathe out is also key. “Breathing out of your mouth through pursed lips allows you to better retain oxygen in your lungs, allowing a greater amount of oxygen transfer to your body and muscles for better function with each breath,” Berghorn explains. It may feel like overkill, but it’s definitely worth […]

  Summary July 2022, Nintendo (Japan) and Breathing Labs (Slovenia) have concluded a pilot clinical trial that has used gamified physiotherapy in a clinical environment and published its findings in a leading journal for pediatric pulmonology (links at the end of this doc). The present study showed that Nintendo Wii Fit provides additional benefits in […]

Nadi shodhana, or alternate nostril breathing, is an exercise usually practiced during yoga. This exercise makes use of only one nostril at a time and it implies inhaling on one nostril, exhaling on the other and then reversing the order. While doing the exercise, you should stay seated, maintaining a correct posture. Lion’s breath is also […]

Hochstetter 2005 tested a 45‐minute training session on physiotherapy breathlessness management including pursed lip and diaphragmatic breathing, ‘blow‐as‐you‐go’, positioning and pacing techniques. The effect of the session was tested measuring breathlessness on a Borg scale after ascending and descending a flight of stairs (12 steps) at day one and three. Wu 2006 tested the effects […]

For many breathing techniques, Claire says pursed lips can help to make your breathing more effective and purposeful. ‘Pursed lips also have a dedicated technique of their own,’ she says. ‘You can do this when sat down or when you’re active.’ Take a breath in slowly through your nose for two seconds. Keep your mouth […]

Pursed lip breathing is necessary for lowering breathlessness by slowing down a person’s breathing. This is usually useful if shortness of breath is caused by anxiety. To try pursed-lip breathing at home, people can: • Sit upright in a chair and then relax their shoulders. • Pressing the lips together, and keeping a small gap between […]

Pinch-lip or pursed-lip breathing exercises, mouth breathing can help you improve breathing difficulties . Pursed-lip breathing helps you get more air in without over-breathing. Some of the effects of pursed-lip breathing are: Releases large amounts of air trapped in your lungs; Clearing the airways makes it easier for you to breathe; Improve respiratory function; Evens […]

Hi Everyone, I am sufferer of asthma, and it has been brought to my attention whether the effectiveness of specific breathing techniques could assist in increasing lung capacity. I have found that healthcare professionals and asthmatic sufferers have different opinions and scientific evidence from experiments about the effectiveness of breathing techniques with the goal of […]