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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Hence it can be interpreted that breathing exercise has no significant effect on PEFR of patients with COPD.
None of them were on any medication or had performed any kind of breathing exercises prior to the study.
Influence of deep breathing exercise on spontaneous respiratory rate and Heart rate variability: A randomized controlled trial in healthy subjects.
It is precisely not know how breathing exercises affect the ANS.
Among hypertensive patients, deep breathing exercise has been found to reduce the heart rate variability (6).
To practise this breathing exercise, sit on a firm chair with your spine erect, yet relaxed, and your feet flat on the floor in front of you.
Breathing exercises for relief of stress and anxiety, for meditation, for healing, to clear the mind - even for weight loss - are a '90s health phenomenon.
A beautiful little study has shown that if you practise breathing exercises for a few weeks before you go to hospital and start again immediately on regaining consciousness after your surgery you'll do a lot to speed your recovery.
The challenge was launched by KIMS Oman Hospital a few months back and it focussed on aerobics, gym, yoga, breathing exercises and right food to lose weight.
Playing the harmonica mimics two therapeutic breathing exercises that respiratory therapists use: pursed lip breathing and diaphragmatic breathing.
Buteyko breathing exercises predominantly focus on increasing carbon dioxide levels, that over time, vianeuro plasticity permanently changing the respiratory centre in the medulla to effectively 're-set' to a more optimal level of carbon dioxide.
Each class includes various elements such as breathing exercises (pranayama), kriyas (yoga poses), mudras (hand gestures) chanting, meditation and more.