Breathing is one of the most fundamental functions of our bodies. However, getting that precious air into your body can be tricky if you have COPD. But, with the help of breathing exercises, you can overcome that hump and fill your lungs with valuable O2.
This article will cover three breathing exercises that will open your airways and are easy to do anywhere. After reading in full, you will have three go-to breathing tricks for those surprise attacks of breathlessness.
With that said, here are three breathing exercises you can do anywhere.
1. Face Up, on Your Back
This first one is easy because you only have to lie face up on your back. You can do this in a nice grassy field, or if you have a yoga mat handy, you can do this on soft ground.
Lie on your back for 5 minutes, taking in short and sweet breaths until your airways start to clear. Once you can breathe a little easier, start to take deeper, more profound gulps of air to open up your lungs completely.
Research shows that deep breaths with proper body stabilization improve breathing patterns significantly. So don’t worry if you look silly doing it because it may save your life in the long run.
You can even pull this off in the office if you have carpeted floors or an office couch nearby. The bottom line is to find somewhere comfortable to lay your head so you can successfully perform this breathing exercise.
2. Pursed Lips
This next exercise involves making a kissy face while trying to get air into your lungs. Don’t worry about looking silly because there is nothing wrong with performing a trick that will make you feel ten times better.
Even better, this one doesn’t require lying on your back. In fact, it’s best if you stand tall and proud as you