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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Here the participants were not doing any kind of breathing exercises (pranayamic) or yogic exercises prior to the study.
Table 2 shows the comparison of cognitive function parameters at baseline and after 6 weeks of breathing exercise practice.
In the present study, subjects practiced breathing exercises only at a rate of only 6 breaths/min.
The mean diastolic blood pressure in all groups before and after breathing exercise were demonstrated in Table
The difference in mean values were statistically significant (p<0.05).Hence it can be interpreted that breathing exercise has a significant effect on the heart rate of patients with COPD.
Using breathing exercises to relax can relieve hot flashes--sometimes the frequency, sometimes the intensity, sometimes both, says Freedman (see "Breathe After Me").
Table 2 shows the effect of 12 weeks of slow breathing exercise training (n = 29) on anthropometric parameters in which BMI of the study group showed a statistically significant reduction from 21.75 [+ or -] 4.14 to 19.51 [+ or -] 3.95 (P = 0.03).
"Importantly breathing exercise makes you very fresh and prepares you for the day ahead.
Calm Breathing Project, a nonprofit organization based in Tokyo, has promoted the Ratata breathing exercise, in which simple body movements of the neck, shoulders and chest are brought in line with one's breathing rhythm, in areas stricken by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.
Similar results were obtained in a study conducted by Bernadi, Spadacini (1998) to assess the effect of selected breathing exercise on cardiopulmonary parameters of children with abdominal surgery.
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(11,12) Pal et al (6) have reported similar findings of an increase in the vagal tone after practice of slow breathing exercise.