breathing exercise


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breathing exercise

Alternative
Any form of exercise in which a client switches from shallow rapid breathing to deeper slower breathing, the most refined of which were developed in yoga; such exercises allegedly improve blood circulation, calm nerves and draw in vital substances (of an unspecified nature) which are not normally inhaled.
 
Psychiatry
Any exercise used to control one’s breathing as a strategy to reduce stress.

breathing exercise

Exercise that enhances the respiratory system by improving ventilation, strengthening respiratory muscles, and increasing endurance. It is used in pulmonary rehabilitation
See also: exercise
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Explaining the five postures and three breathing exercises, Kasinath said each step is beneficial in its own way.
At such times, breathing exercises can help you take slower, longer, deeper breaths, which can signal your body to relax.
It packs in specific, targeted methods for breathing exercises, delays, mindfulness meditation and more, and is a key to creating a series of calming exercises based on targeted breath work and mindfulness.
Although some studies have examined the effects of physiotherapy or pulmonary rehabilitation programs consisting of combined strength, posture, balance, and breathing exercises on PD patients, to our knowledge, no study has examined home-based DBEs alone in PD patients (13-19).
THE combination of laughter and yoga breathing exercises are the focus of a class being held tomorrow.
As a gentle exercise, yoga and breathing exercises accelerate the elimination of these toxins, which if left unattended in the body can cause tiredness, headaches, etc.
WHAT IS IT: Practising the postures, breathing exercises and meditation techniques that come with doing yoga makes you healthier in body, mind and spirit.
For one thing, it automatically promotes some of the other stress-relieving techniques: better sleep, exposure to sunlight, muscle relaxation, guided imagery, and deep breathing exercises among them.
Yoga instructor Zubin Atre recommends breathing exercises and surya namaskar first thing in the morning to maintain high energy levels throughout the day.
Meditation practices, positive self-talk, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques are just some of the many approaches suggested and described to help deal with anxiety.
The Sunday Times reports, "He is also wooing [Goldie] Hawn, the Buddhist star of 'Private Benjamin,' who runs an educational charity that claims simple breathing exercises can boost a child's ability to absorb knowledge.