Power your lungs to increase your lung capacity to fight coronavirus.
1. Pranayam – Pranayam is an effective way to control your breathing and decrease the effects of stress.
There are a variety of breathing techniques you can follow from the Anuloma Viloma to the Kapalbhati Pranayam.
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Kapalbhati Pranayam – Sit with a straight spine and empty all the air from your lungs. Take a short breath using both nostrils and exhale sharply as you pull your navel towards your spine. The exhalation has to be short and quick.
2. Belly breather – Some people are shallow chest breathers rather than deep stomach breathers. In such cases, stressful situations can trigger shallow breathing. Due to shallow breathing, lack of oxygen can cause hyperventilation and dizziness too. Belly breathing exercises can strengthen the muscles and ease you into breathing from the diaphragm rather than the chest.
Place on hand on your chest and the other on your stomach. Take a deep breath, the hand on your stomach should rise. This means that you are breathing correctly. Now, when you breathe out you should again feel your stomach relaxing. You can repeat this for three counts of each.
3. Anuloma Viloma – Start by emptying all the air from your lungs. Using the thumb of your dominant hand, close the right nostril and breathe with the left. Now use the ring finger of the same hand to close the left nostril and breathe out with the right. Remember to breathe into your stomach and not the chest when performing this exercise.
5. Cardiovascular exercises – An interval strength training is the best way to ease yourself into lung exercises. Running, cycling and other cardiovascular exercises take a lot of lung strength to help you get through to the very end. The more you strengthen the muscle, the longer you can sustain your breathe when you perform these exercises.
This routine has four exercises to be performed for 30 seconds each, with a 30-second break between two.
6. Jog in place – Kick your knees up to your glutes and move briskly on the spot.Jumping jacks
Jump with your arms and legs out wide. It is important to keep your core engaged during this exercise.
7. High knees – In this exercise, quickly drive your knees up to your chest. For the added burn, do it with a weight of your choice.
8. Jump squat – Stand with your feet shoulder-length apart. Lift yourself up the ground from this position and land back to the same.
You can do three sets of these exercises to help you keep your lungs healthy and never feel short of breath again.
9. Jumping jacks – Jump with your arms and legs out wide. It is important to keep your core engaged during this exercise.
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