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Article by: Team Dhyana

How breathing exercises can help you during the COVID-19 pandemic

The global threat of COVID-19, has turned all our attention to our health. Right now, we’re all concerned with strengthening our immunity. Until we find a vaccine prevention is our best cure. As we know COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that causes serious lung damage and breathing problems apart from a whole host of other health issues. One of the best ways to prevent getting infected or managing its symptoms is by building lung strength.

One of the first biological processes the Coronavirus attacks is your breathing. You get short of breath and your oxygen saturation levels fall. Stronger lungs can help fight this attack. The consensus among pulmonologists is to take control of your breathing process. This becomes even more critical if you are older. As you age lung function decreases. Over time the muscles that support your breathing become weaker, lung tissue loses elasticity and the air sacs inside the lungs become baggier. The right breathing exercises can force air into the deepest part of your lungs that you normally don’t use. They are a good way to get air deep into your lungs and clear any secretions.

Deep breathing exercises also work as a preventive measure because they flush the secretions sitting in the gravity-dependent portions of your lungs. This decreases the risk of infection and pneumonia. Think of deep breathing exercises as cardio for your lungs. They contract and expand your lung muscles building lung capacity. They also aid sufficient oxygen intake from the lungs and its circulation throughout the body.

A keen effect of deep breathing is also relaxation. Deep breathing exercises can help reduce stress and anxiety. A prolonged lockdown has incited fear and panic amongst the world. Fear and worry of infection have now become one of the major causes of stress and anxiety worldwide. Deep breathing exercises when coupled with meditation or mindfulness can help eliminate these forms of stress. They help the body and the mind relax and reduce the harmful effects of cortisol production.

Alleviating symptoms

If you are suffering from Covid-19, breathing exercises can help alleviate some of its symptoms. The right breathing techniques can help clear mucous or secretions from the lungs, coordinate your breathing with medication to deliver the optimal dose, and keep your airways open. They help alleviate shortness of breath or dyspnea. They also help push air into the depths of the lungs which if not used can essentially close and become at risk for infection. What has been found to be particularly effective for this is the Active Cycle of Breathing Technique (ACBT).

The ACBT technique requires you to sit in a comfortable position and place your hands on the rib cage or the top of your stomach. Feel your ribs or stomach rise and fall as you breathe. Step1: Breathe in through your nose only and breathe out through your mouth. Step2: Take 3 to 5 long and slow breaths. At the end of each breath, hold or pause for 2-3 seconds before breathing out. Keep your shoulders and chest relaxed. Step3: This stage of breathing is called huffing. Huffing is when you breathe out forcefully through your mouth without coughing. To move secretions from your lower airways, breathe in normally, and then breathe out for as long as you can until your lungs feel empty. To remove secretions from your upper airways, take a deep breath in and then exhale through your open mouth as fast as you can. To avoid chest tightness do only 1-2 huffs together. This exercise can be done twice a day for 10-15 minutes at a time.

To reiterate breathing exercises do not cure Corona on their own. They can only help prevent or manage its symptoms. If you see any symptoms please do not self-treat at home and contact your physician immediately.

Measuring your breathing

One of the key challenges of doing breathing exercises is how we measure them? How do we know if we’re breathing correctly? Fortunately, here’s where Dhyana can help. Dhyana was set up with the mission of measuring the effects of mindful meditation on the body.

Our smart wearable ring is fitted with an accurate PPG sensor that measures Heart Rate Variability (HRV). The HRV allows us to constantly monitor your body’s subconscious or Autonomous Nervous System (ANS). The ANS can be in two states, Stress (Sympathetic) and Relax. Breathing is the only bodily activity that you can consciously control that affects your ANS as it is controlled by both- the conscious and subconscious mind.

By measuring the ANS Dhyana can give you an accurate score on your breathing. It provides a detailed trend report on the quality of your breathing and how consistent it has been. When you combine this with breathing exercises you can note the difference in your breathing before and after. You can now measure the difference for yourself.

None of us would have ever thought that an activity we take for granted would turn out to be of such primal importance. The nature of this virus has shown how wrong we were. Breathing right and breathing consciously has never been of more importance, it now holds within it the sanctity of all human life.

Experience Mindful Breathing

Article by: Team Dhyana

How breathing exercises can help you during the COVID-19 pandemic

The global threat of COVID-19, has turned all our attention to our health. Right now, we’re all concerned with strengthening our immunity. Until we find a vaccine prevention is our best cure. As we know COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that causes serious lung damage and breathing problems apart from a whole host of other health issues. One of the best ways to prevent getting infected or managing its symptoms is by building lung strength.

One of the first biological processes the Coronavirus attacks is your breathing. You get short of breath and your oxygen saturation levels fall. Stronger lungs can help fight this attack. The consensus among pulmonologists is to take control of your breathing process. This becomes even more critical if you are older. As you age lung function decreases. Over time the muscles that support your breathing become weaker, lung tissue loses elasticity and the air sacs inside the lungs become baggier. The right breathing exercises can force air into the deepest part of your lungs that you normally don’t use. They are a good way to get air deep into your lungs and clear any secretions.

Deep breathing exercises also work as a preventive measure because they flush the secretions sitting in the gravity-dependent portions of your lungs. This decreases the risk of infection and pneumonia. Think of deep breathing exercises as cardio for your lungs. They contract and expand your lung muscles building lung capacity. They also aid sufficient oxygen intake from the lungs and its circulation throughout the body.

A keen effect of deep breathing is also relaxation. Deep breathing exercises can help reduce stress and anxiety. A prolonged lockdown has incited fear and panic amongst the world. Fear and worry of infection have now become one of the major causes of stress and anxiety worldwide. Deep breathing exercises when coupled with meditation or mindfulness can help eliminate these forms of stress. They help the body and the mind relax and reduce the harmful effects of cortisol production.

Alleviating symptoms

If you are suffering from Covid-19, breathing exercises can help alleviate some of its symptoms. The right breathing techniques can help clear mucous or secretions from the lungs, coordinate your breathing with medication to deliver the optimal dose, and keep your airways open. They help alleviate shortness of breath or dyspnea. They also help push air into the depths of the lungs which if not used can essentially close and become at risk for infection. What has been found to be particularly effective for this is the Active Cycle of Breathing Technique (ACBT).

The ACBT technique requires you to sit in a comfortable position and place your hands on the rib cage or the top of your stomach. Feel your ribs or stomach rise and fall as you breathe. Step1: Breathe in through your nose only and breathe out through your mouth. Step2: Take 3 to 5 long and slow breaths. At the end of each breath, hold or pause for 2-3 seconds before breathing out. Keep your shoulders and chest relaxed. Step3: This stage of breathing is called huffing. Huffing is when you breathe out forcefully through your mouth without coughing. To move secretions from your lower airways, breathe in normally, and then breathe out for as long as you can until your lungs feel empty. To remove secretions from your upper airways, take a deep breath in and then exhale through your open mouth as fast as you can. To avoid chest tightness do only 1-2 huffs together. This exercise can be done twice a day for 10-15 minutes at a time.

To reiterate breathing exercises do not cure Corona on their own. They can only help prevent or manage its symptoms. If you see any symptoms please do not self-treat at home and contact your physician immediately.

Measuring your breathing

One of the key challenges of doing breathing exercises is how we measure them? How do we know if we’re breathing correctly? Fortunately, here’s where Dhyana can help. Dhyana was set up with the mission of measuring the effects of mindful meditation on the body.

Our smart wearable ring is fitted with an accurate PPG sensor that measures Heart Rate Variability (HRV). The HRV allows us to constantly monitor your body’s subconscious or Autonomous Nervous System (ANS). The ANS can be in two states, Stress (Sympathetic) and Relax. Breathing is the only bodily activity that you can consciously control that affects your ANS as it is controlled by both- the conscious and subconscious mind.

By measuring the ANS Dhyana can give you an accurate score on your breathing. It provides a detailed trend report on the quality of your breathing and how consistent it has been. When you combine this with breathing exercises you can note the difference in your breathing before and after. You can now measure the difference for yourself.

None of us would have ever thought that an activity we take for granted would turn out to be of such primal importance. The nature of this virus has shown how wrong we were. Breathing right and breathing consciously has never been of more importance, it now holds within it the sanctity of all human life.

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Dhyana is made in India by Avantari
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