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Breathing Exercises: Types, Techniques and Benefits

Breathing Exercises: Exercises for the lungs also referred to as breathing exercises , are essential for improving lung function and promoting respiratory health. These exercises are intended to strengthen respiratory muscles, increase lung capacity, and enhance the body's ability to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide. These breathing techniques are frequently used in medical settings: Diaphragmatic Breathing Pursed lip Breathing Segmental Breathing Diaphragmatic Breathing: The diaphragm , a dome-shaped muscle situated below the lungs, is used actively during diaphragmatic breathing, also referred to as deep belly breathing or abdominal breathing . By fully contracting the diaphragm, this technique focuses on expanding the lower part of the lungs, enabling deeper and more effective inhalation and exhalation. Technique: Look for a quiet location where you can sit or lie down. You can close your eyes to improve relaxation and focus. Put one hand on your upper chest and the other on

Textbook of Therapeutic Exercises by S Lakshmi Narayanan PDF Download

Book Refference:  This book is purely helpful for beginners of exercise therapy. It is a comprehensive book that deals with teaching exercise therapy, instructs the norms of the therapy, how to stimulate fast recovery of the patients through exercise therapy though on medication.  This book is nicely contained in 16 chapters covering all applications of therapeutic exercises. A number of color illustrations, graphics, and tables representations to impress upon the reader.  It explains how exercise therapy is governed and controlled by the mechanism of static and dynamic force, linear, parallel, rotational, concurrent force, the center and line of gravity, the base of support, equilibrium-stable, unstable, neutral and Newton’s laws of force, inertia, acceleration and action-reaction as well as the functions of levers and pulley, elasticity, springs, kinetic and potential energy work in human body’s functional system.  This book is an extremely beneficial reference book for physiotherap