Basically we are using the same technique of Pursed Lip Breathing but are blowing out into a balloon.
- Keep a few balloons in your pocket.
- Whenever & wherever, take one balloon, a quick inhalation and exhale slowly and gradually into the balloon to blow it up. Relax.
Frequency: Blow the balloon up 3-5 times and then discard it.
- Respiratory Problem: For Asthma, Bronchitis, COPD, Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- This practice does improve ventilation of the lungs.
- The air gets trapped in the lungs in case of asthma patients. This practice helps release the trapped air.
- Longer exhalation activates parasympathetic nervous system and relaxes you.
- Longer exhalation helps empty the stale air from the lungs thereby allowing new air to enter the lungs. It also makes the inhalation, that follows, better.
Ease of Practice: Can be practiced anytime and anywhere
- Do not practice after a heavy meal
- Do not force inhalation & exhalation. Maintain a natural rhythm
- One diagnosed with COPD should not breathe too deeply