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One common exercise that everyone can practice is called ‘Pursed Lip’ breathing. To do this, we first have to sit straight, then take a slow deep breath through the nose. Next, we must purse our lips so they are almost in touching position (much like a kissing/whistling face) and then breath out through it. The […]

Abstract This handout gives step-by-step instructions on how to do pursed lip breathing, one of the most effective ways to control shortness of breath. This type of exercise is a simple way to slow breathing pace, which makes each breath more efficient. Author Occupational Therapy/Rehab Medicine Publisher University of Washington Medical Center Date Published (original […]

If you have a respiratory condition or experience shortness of breath, pursed-lip breathing might be for you. ResearchTrusted Source indicates that this technique can help you regain control of your breathing and improve oxygenation. It can also be used for simple relaxation. According to the Centers for Respiratory Health, the pursed-lip breathing technique can help people with later […]

Increasing your flexibility helps prevent joint stiffness, improves balance and posture, and makes moving easier. When doing these stretches, move slowly and smoothly. Breathe out (exhale) gently through pursed lips during the effort phase of each stretch. Inhaling through the nose and exhaling through pursed lips makes breathing easier during exercise. To do pursed-lip breathing: […]

  Feeling anxious? You’re not alone. Especially these days. According to the ADAA, anxiety is one of the most common mental illnesses in the US, affecting almost every 1 in 5 people. Anxiety can be common for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), largely because of the panic or alarm that your body experiences […]

Breathing while bending forward can help you breathe more easily while you are exercising or resting. Lean forward at the waist, and keep your back straight. People often use a table or the back of a chair for this. You can also use this breathing method while you are sitting down. Pursed-lip breathing helps you […]

Pursed lip breathing; COPD – pursed lip breathing; Emphysema – pursed lip breathing; Chronic bronchitis – pursed lip breathing; Pulmonary fibrosis – pursed lip breathing; Interstitial lung disease – pursed lip breathing; Hypoxia – pursed lip breathing; Chronic respiratory failure – pursed lip breathing     1. Breath in, inhale, slowly through your nose for […]

Like bronchiectasis, living with COPD causes you to experience breathing difficulties, especially during the colder months of the year. According to the COPD Foundation, there are two effective breathing techniques for COPD: pursed-lip breathing and diaphragmatic “abdominal” breathing. Both breathing exercises require practice, relaxation, and concentration to help you create a healthy flow of oxygen […]

Pursed-Lip Breathing for COPD Pursed-lip breathing is basically breathing in through the nose and out through pursed lips. This technique is particularly useful when your shortness of breath flares up. It’s also helpful when you work out: In a recent study, people who used pursed-lip breathing during had more endurance, a more controlled breathing rate, […]