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.
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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.
The French then say "le diable se fait hermite," but these men, as a rule, have never been devils, neither do they become angels; for, in order to be really good or evil, some strength and deep breathing is required.
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.
Deep breathing can stop you from vomiting so try to keep your breathing regular and rhythmic, and don't move your head too much.
I also tried essential oils, homeopathy, deep breathing, magnesium baths and even a teeth guard to wear at night - but nothing worked.
It is a combination of deep breathing techniques from yoga and playful laughter exercises and it is based on the principal that our body benefits from laughing even when we pretend to laugh.
Moreover, deep breathing exercise in open aids some of the systems of body which are harmed by stress.
The pupils, from eight primary schools across the borough, took part in four workshops throughout the day led by a diverse range of practitioners using laughter, music, improvisation, drama, mindfulness, art and 'tapping' - a calming technique that combines traditional acupressure with deep breathing and a verbal message to your subconscious - to break down the stigma associated with mental health issues and learn techniques to identify, improve and maintain mental health and wellbeing.