Exercise: Strategy for Abdominal Breathing

March 25, 2014 by Asthma Care in Exercises to Combat Asthma

To find out if you are breathing  with your diaphragm: Hold  one  hand  across  your  breastbone   and  the  other hand  on your tummy.  At rest there  should  be no upper chest movement  and  only very small movement  of the tummy.  The  tummy  will expand  as you breathe  in and contract as you breathe out. For

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Exercise: Correct Breathing during Sleeping (Part II)

March 25, 2014 by Asthma Care in Exercises to Combat Asthma

Breathing through the nose at night While  sleeping  it  is  important  to  breathe  only  through your  nose.  Mouth  breathing  will reverse  the  benefits  of reduced breathing during the day. If you neglect your breathing   for  seven  or  eight  hours  every  night  then  it will be impossible  to change  your breathing pattern  on a permanent basis.

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Exercise: Correct Breathing during Sleeping (Part I)

March 25, 2014 by Asthma Care in Exercises to Combat Asthma

Many patients tell me that their symptoms are worse during the night or first thing in the morning.  Some even say that it takes them hours every morning to get their breathing  right. Symptoms  such as a blocked nose, excessive mucus,  tiredness,   chest   tightness,   wheezing  and   breathlessness   are common.  These  problems  are  usually caused  by

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Exercise: Correct Breathing While Sleeping or Laughing

March 25, 2014 by Asthma Care in Exercises to Combat Asthma

For people with asthma,  speaking  for long periods  of time can  trigger   symptoms.   Frequently   at  workshops   people remark: ‘my coughing really starts  at a meeting,  or when  I speak for long periods.’ There is a direct relationship between a person’s asthma  problems  and the amount  of time  spent talking, therefore this may help to explain

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