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 them.
• Inhaling air through the nose for some seconds.
• Gently exhale via the pursed lips for a count of four.
Repeat this breathing pattern for some time.