5 Breathing Exercises for Both COVID Positive & Negative Patients

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As everyone knows now that coronavirus is a respiratory disease that can cause significant damage to the lungs and serious breathing problems along with other health issues.

And as rapidly the number of COVID cases is increasing, you may be wondering if there is a way to strengthening lungs to fight the disease if you get infected? the answer is yes, you can fight this disease by practicing breathing exercises at home to strengthen your respiratory system.

Whether you have experienced COVID-19, are in process of recovering, or haven’t got infected yet, these exercises will improve your lung capacity to both prepare you and help you recover quicker.

5 breathing exercises for both COVID Positive & Negative Patients to try at home:

Equal Breathing

Begin by sitting or lying down in a comfortable position. Inhale for 4 counts and then exhale for 4 counts.

Abdominal Breathing Technique

Place one hand on your chest and the other on your belly. Take a deep breath in, inflate with enough air to create a slight stretching sensation in your lungs, then slowly exhale.

Alternate Nostril Breathing

Press your thumb on the outside of one nostril. Inhale, release your thumb simultaneously pressing your ring finger on the outside of the other nostril, then exhale.

Skull-shining breath

Begin by sitting in an upright position with your hands on your knees. Take a deep breath in. Exhale every 2 seconds for a total of 10 breaths.

Mindful Breathing

Choose a calm place, sit in an upright position with your hands on your knees and close your eyes. Take a deep breath in and breath out tension. Repeat this for at least 10 minutes.

Practice these 5 exercises daily which will not only calm your nerves but also help you keep your nose, throat, and oxygen level in check.

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