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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 pursed lips as if you were going to blow out a candle. Try to breathe out longer than your inhale.
- Repeat five to 10 times, stopping if you feel light-headed.
2. Belly Breathing or Diaphragmatic Breathing
3. The Humming Breath
4. 4-7-8 Breathing