This is also known as belly breathing:
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It's the total amount of air that your lungs can hold.
Over time, our lung capacity and lung function typically decrease slowly as we age after our mid-20s. Also, some medical conditions contribute to the reduction of our lung functioning. These lead to difficulty in breathing and shortness of breath.
It slows down your breathing, making it easier for the lungs to function and improves the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide:
Prevention is the best medicine:
A health condition that affects an individual’s ability to breathe well, often associated with other conditions such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Symptoms include: wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and large amounts of mucus that collect in the lungs.
Symptoms can worsen with time, but practicing breathing exercises can help you to manage them.
Try this breathing technique first thing in the morning. It can help minimize muscle tension throughout the entire day.
Breathing is living. It is a vital function of life. In yoga, we refer to this as pranayama.
Prana is a Sanskrit word that means life force and ayama means extending or stretching.
Thus, the word “pranayama” translates to the control of life force. It is also known as the extension of breath. Every cell in our bodies needs oxygen to function properly.