deep breathing

Deep breathing

Deep breathing helps expand the lungs and forces better distribution of the air into all sections of the lung. The patient either sits in a chair or sits upright in bed and inhales, pushing the abdomen out to force maximum amounts of air into the lung. The abdomen is then contracted, and the patient exhales. Deep breathing exercises are done several times each day for short periods.

deep breathing,

n a quick relaxa-tion technique in which attention is focused on breathing: deep inhalation and holding the breath for a few seconds before exhalation.
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Dennis stood trembling with his back against the door, and involuntarily raising his arm to defend himself, stared at a man, the only other tenant of the cell, who lay, stretched at his fall length, upon a stone bench, and who paused in his deep breathing as if he were about to wake.
I made out his prevailing qualities directly: self-confidence--because his head was well set on his shoulders, and his black eyes looked around with cold assurance; calmness--for his skin, rather pale, showed his coolness of blood; energy--evinced by the rapid contraction of his lofty brows; and courage--because his deep breathing denoted great power of lungs.
He's doing deep breathing exercises at his window which looks out the other way.
As he sat pondering, and mechanically weighing his money in his palm, the deep breathing of the traveller in the other bed fell so regularly upon his hearing that it attracted his eyes in that direction.
A long, and, on the part of the Teton, an anxious and painful silence succeeded, before the deep breathing of the traveller again announced that he was indulging in his slumbers.
My old acquaintance, Percy the bluebottle, looking wonderfully fit despite his years, was doing deep breathing exercises on a mutton cutlet, and was too busy to do more than pause for a moment to nod at me; but his cousin, Harold, always active, sighted me and bustled up to do the honours.
Written by a certified yoga instructor/writer with a deep commitment to enabling children to lead healthy lives, "Just Breathe" is a simply written, warmly illustrated manual that teaches children a way to use deep breathing to calm and center themselves when feeling sad, stressed or anxious.
DEEP breathing can bring about a physiological response in the body, normalising the heart and respiration rate and calming us.
If stress aggravates itching, try some deep breathing exercises and muscle relaxation techniques.
It mobilizes the core while inducing deep breathing through the chair's back and shoulder movements that exercise the diaphragm.
It's been well documented in recent years that anxiety is on the rise, taking its toll on our immediate and long-term health, but we can all take simple steps to relax; deep breathing is a prime example.
Using deep breathing to relax and re-balance in critical moments of high stress, before a job interview or intense meeting for example, can be useful.