COPD Breathing Exercises
COPD a chronic lung disease is a progressive disease where inflammation in the lung’s damage lung tissue and traps air in the lungs. As the disease progresses, the lungs exhale less air for each breath inhaled causing the lungs to over-inflate and shortness of breath develops.
Living with COPD makes you feel like you are always trying to catch your breath. There are two exercises you can do to help you breathe easier.
First, practicing deep-breathing using the “Belly Breathing” exercise (or diaphragmatic breathing). And, when you are experiencing shortness of breath, perform the “Pursed Lip” breathing technique to relax your airways and resume a normal breath.
Watch the demonstration videos below to learn the proper way to do these breathing techniques: