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What's the proper breathing technique for Bikram yoga?

What's the proper breathing technique for Bikram yoga?

Bikram Yoga: Working with a bikram-certified yoga teacher in the moment is the best way to learn the breathing techniques needed. S/he should give proper instructions. In some poses you are breathing normally, but keeping your lungs 80% full at all times; in others like forward bends you are exhaling completely. Pairing the breath with the pose being done is key. http://tinyurl.com/nfc6aqg. ...Read more

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Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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Can breathing techniques cure social anxiety?

Can breathing techniques cure social anxiety?

Natural anti-anxiety: Yes. Breathing techniques will bring you lots of tools as you age and take on more and more responsibilities. There are a variety of meditation techniques and there is yoga and yoga breathing. This is a great way to prepare for adulthood. ...Read more

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Are deep breathing exercises beneficial to increase lung capacity?

Are deep breathing exercises beneficial to increase lung capacity?

Lung capacity: To some degree, yes. But this is limited to the physical capacity of the lungs. Cardiopulmary function may improve as well. ...Read more

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Is Chest expnasion of 5cm (currently 3cm while inhalation) while inhalation possible by deep breathing exercises using lung exerciser in 1-2 months?

Is Chest expnasion of 5cm (currently 3cm while inhalation) while inhalation possible by deep breathing exercises using lung exerciser in 1-2 months?

Chest expansion: Hello ~ your question as written is difficult to understand but if I do, you are asking if your lungs vital capacity will improve with deep breathing and lung exerciser. Yes it will but to a max predetermined by your body size When the chest gets bigger for body builders that is muscle on the outside and not much increase in lung volumes. If that does not answer resubmit question thx ...Read more

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Do relaxation techniques help a patient in a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Do relaxation techniques help a patient in a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Relaxation: Relaxation techniques are excellent for dealing with responses to psychological stressors so as to blunt the physiologic chemical response to such a stimulus thus decreasing the "flight or fight" increase in heart rate and blood pressure inherent to such. ...Read more

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Does a cpap breathing machine keep your throat airway open?

Does a cpap breathing machine keep your throat airway open?

Yes -that's the idea: Continuous positive airway pressure (cpap), in theory, acts like an "air splint" - keeping the soft, floppy part of the airway open when you inhale. The upper airway is like a floppy tube. If you inhale on one end, the tube will collapse. CPAP helps prevent this. The pressure, however, needs to be adjusted for each individual as the requirements vary from person to person. ...Read more

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Can shallow breathing (anxiety?) reduce oxygen saturation?

Can shallow breathing (anxiety?) reduce oxygen saturation?

Shallow breathing: Will lower oxygen level. We often rib cage breathe when anxious. Please learn some belly breathing and you will increase your oxygen level. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does improper breathing while bodybuilding causes inguinal hernia?

Does improper breathing while bodybuilding causes inguinal hernia?

Not really: Don't lift huge amounts of weight with your glottis closed. That actually can trigger a hernia that would probably have happened anyway. I actually had my own right side turn acute and surprise me while I was doing leg-lifts. Exercising is worth it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Need chest expansion of 5cm while inhalation. Currently just 2-3cm. Is it possible by deep breathing exercises using lung exerciser in 1-2 months?

Need chest expansion of 5cm while inhalation. Currently just 2-3cm. Is it possible by deep breathing exercises using lung exerciser in 1-2 months?

Possible: It's possible to further expand your chest expansion by continuing to deep breathe and increase diaphragmatic excursions. ...Read more

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Can you have dysfunction breathing patterns without asthma/COPD etc? Would pursed lip breathing help retrain your body out of DSPs?

Can you have dysfunction breathing patterns without asthma/COPD etc? Would pursed lip breathing help retrain your body out of DSPs?

DSPs??: Sorry I don't know what you mean by DSPs. Pursed lip breathing is sometimes seen with copd as an involuntary means of maintaining positive pressure in the airways to avoid collapse of the tiny air sacs during expiration. In the absence of lung or neuromuscular disease anxiety may be the reason for irregular breathing patterns. ...Read more

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I'm wondering can the breathing exercises, performed during pulmonary function test, be done routinely?

I'm wondering can the breathing exercises, performed during pulmonary function test, be done routinely?

Breathing exercises: The maneuvers that are used during a pulmonary function test are designed to test certain parameters of how well parts of the lung work. They are not meant to exercise the lung. The best thing you can do is some sort of cardio-pulmonary exercise to condition the breathing muscles and heart. ...Read more

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Son having dental proc under ga.Requires intubation/vent during surgery&ct.Optimal method of intubation?How will ventilation be maintained during ct?

Son having dental proc under ga.Requires intubation/vent during surgery&ct.Optimal method of intubation?How will ventilation be maintained during ct?

General anesthesia : Surgery under general anesthesia can be a very stressful event for the parents and child. Today monitoring, medications and techniques for general anesthesia are very safe and highly effective. In most cases the tube is placed through the mouth or the nose. Fiberoptic scopes and guides can provide access to the most difficult airways. Discuss your concerns with the anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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What is surgical management of patient having diaphragmatic hernia?

What is surgical management of patient having diaphragmatic hernia?

Repair: Usually it requires surgic repair with pt's own tissue or a mesh. www.drlugo.com. ...Read more

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Could the breathing exercises, performed during pulmonary function test, be done routinely?

Could the breathing exercises, performed during pulmonary function test, be done routinely?

Yes, no benifit : There is no benefit to do them to increase lung function. The best way is to build endurance is through a structured physical therapy program. Nothing can really increase lung capacity either. This is a matter of conditioning. You can do the exercise but no real gain. If you want to measure during exercise then a cardiopulmonary stress test is better. This is a dynamic test on a bike. ...Read more

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Is collapse of arytenoid into airway upon inhalation with strider/breathlessness in adult with normal vocal chord movement mechanical or functional?

Is collapse of arytenoid into airway upon inhalation with strider/breathlessness in adult with normal vocal chord movement mechanical or functional?

Depends.: Good question. Depends why it is happening. If it is occurring due to muscle tension dysphonia (inappropriate use of muscles of voice production), it's functional and may improve with voice therapy by a Speech a Pathologist. Other causes such as swelling or trauma are not functional, though it is not common that they are referred to as mechanical. Be sure to follow up with your ENT on this issue, ...Read more

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How do you preform diaphragmatic breathing?

How do you preform diaphragmatic breathing?

Slow deep breaths: It is important to try to breathe slowly and deeply with the shoulders and chest staying pretty still. That will make the diaphragm (breathing muscle at the bottom edge of the ribs) push down. Most of the time the person will feel the abdomen being pushed down or out. This type of breathing is important for effective cough to clear mucus from the lungs. ...Read more

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What is the correct breathing technique for male? I've been feeling nauseaus after trying different breathing techniques which i read on the net. help

What is the correct breathing technique for male? I've been feeling nauseaus after trying different breathing techniques which i read on the net. help

?????????????: Leave your body alone!Breathing is an automatic function patterned and controlled by sensors within your body.Infants go through a period after birth where their body teaches it's automatic centers how deep/often to breathe based on level of activity and or metabolic function. If you want to temporarily take yourself to some zen space based on superimposed breathing patterns, fine. ...Read more

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What's the proper breathing technique for Bikram yoga?

Bikram Yoga: Working with a bikram-certified yoga teacher in the moment is the best way to learn the breathing techniques needed. S/he should give proper instructions. In some poses you are breathing normally, but keeping your lungs 80% full at all times; in others like forward bends you are exhaling completely. Pairing the breath with the pose being done is key. http://tinyurl.com/nfc6aqg. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have anxiety and i get a lot of attacks. I try to stay calm and do breathing techniques but it does not help me feel better?

What should I do if I have anxiety and i get a lot of attacks. I try to stay calm and do breathing techniques but it does not help me feel better?

Anxiety attacks suck: There are 2or 3 things you can do 1) continue with your techniques but add cognitive refocusing: read a book or journal back to front; count from 100 backward eg. 2) go for cognitive based therapy or any psychotherapy 3) ask dr or therapist for psychiatric referral for psychotropic meds. Anxiety and panic attacks are at peak levels in teens and young adults and should dissapate. For now, seek help. ...Read more

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Can breathing techniques cure social anxiety?

Natural anti-anxiety: Yes. Breathing techniques will bring you lots of tools as you age and take on more and more responsibilities. There are a variety of meditation techniques and there is yoga and yoga breathing. This is a great way to prepare for adulthood. ...Read more

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Are there any specific breathing exercises/techniques that provide immediate or fast relief from anxiety and associated muscle tension?

Are there any specific breathing exercises/techniques that provide immediate or fast relief from anxiety and associated muscle tension?

Any exercise: You can start with any type of vigorous exercise. Can you start it slowly and then ramp it up. This would be your best nonmedication way of treating anxiety. You could also ask your physician to get you consulting. ...Read more

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What is the best way to deal with chest pain related to anxiety? I've tried breathing techniques etc. but I can never seem to calm myself down.

What is the best way to deal with chest pain related to anxiety? I've tried breathing techniques etc. but I can never seem to calm myself down.

Anxiety: Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive Behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation. Don't isolate - spend time w friends & stay active. ...Read more

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Is there any breathing techniques i can learn to learn how to exhale fully? I'm 27 and have asthma. I don't take any medication. I'm not exhaling out.

Yes: Pulmonary rehab is helpful to learn how to strengthen respiratory muscles but a 27 year old should have sufficient muscle strength in this area. Asthma is a disease where the airways narrow or go into spasm causing airway obstruction. The obstruction is more noticeable upon exhalation. ...Read more

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I need help to get over my anxiety. Mostly anxious about my health if I will be ok when I'm alone. I meditate, use breathing techniques. ?

I need help to get over my anxiety.  Mostly anxious about my health if I will be ok when I'm alone. I meditate, use breathing techniques. ?

Grandma was right: Grandma's basic rules of mental health: - eat healthy food - avoid drugs and alcohol - get good sleep - exercise - be around people that love you - do something you care about ...Read more

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Asthma. I'm unable to exhale fully and its causing symptoms of hyperventilation syndrome. Is there any breathing techniques i can learn to exhale?

There may be : Some breathing exercises that will help, but because your situation sounds severe, i would first make sure you have exhausted medication and environmental options. ...Read more

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What are some good breathing techniques for someone with asthma? My main problem is exhaling normally or fully. I have to use my accessory muscles.

What are some good breathing techniques for someone with asthma? My main problem is exhaling normally or fully. I have to use my accessory muscles.

Breathing exercises: Facilitative breathing exercises that can help people with asthma and/or vocal cord dysfunction include: abdominal breathing (like they taught in choir for singing), pursed lip breathing (narrow lips), sniffing through the nose, and yoga with concentration on breathing. ...Read more

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I've had anxiety problems (stuttering) for 5 months i'm facing the problem by doing breathing techniques daily how long will it take 4 stutter to go?

I've had anxiety problems (stuttering) for 5 months i'm facing the problem by doing breathing techniques daily how long will it take 4 stutter to go?

Contact your Dr.: If you haven't already seen your physician, you need to do this. There is need for more information, but start with your pcp. It is important to rule out physical problems, before assuming that it's only anxiety. If it turns out to be anxiety, there are many other things in addition to breathing techniques which could be helpful. Then it would be advantageous to work with a therapist. ...Read more

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How can I learn breathing techniques to control anxiety and lower my stress level?

How can I learn breathing techniques to control anxiety and lower my stress level?

There are many ways,: Including finding a yoga or biofeedback trainer, finding a mental health professional who treats anxiety, or buying a legitimate training program to use on your own, such as www.Wilddivine.Com. Many books on anxiety or stress management have simple breathing instructions. You might also find an appropriate class at a community college. ...Read more

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Would things like blowing out through straws or kid blow toys help expand lungs and increase lung breathing capacity? Other suggestive techniques ?

Possibly helpful: Some evidence exists for using positive pressure or incentive spirometry to enhance lung capacity. Any deep breathing exercise or activity such as swimming or playing wind instruments may be helpful as well. JDF1? ...Read more

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I have been in a panic attack since Friday. My diazepam is no longer working. I’ve tried breathing techniques but nothing is working. Please help.

I have been in a panic attack since Friday. My diazepam is no longer working. I’ve tried breathing techniques but nothing is working. Please help.

Options: You are suffering, fairly profoundly. Panic attacks are as intense as suffering gets. If they are true, technically speaking, panic attacks, then you should be re-evaluated regarding medications. Diazepam is not very reffective. There are preventive medications that should be considered. And there are psychoterapy techniques for management that you should be taught. See your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Is it okay that i go to a&e (breathing difficulties)?

Is it okay that i go to a&e (breathing difficulties)?

Yes: I assume by A& E you mean Accident & Emergency". If you have significant difficulty in breathing, further evaluation is warranted to determine the cause. ...Read more