Breathing and Relaxation

Relaxation is the absence of tension in muscle groups and a minimum or absence of "inner chatter" - the thoughts and worries that constantly go on in our minds. A person's relaxation level is often dependent on his or her breathing pattern. Therefore, people with chronic lung conditions may feel less relaxed due to any related breathing difficulties. 

Learn some ways to control breathing and some techniques to help you reach a greater level of relaxation during your day:

 

This information has been approved by Nicole Smith, OTR, and Beth Clark, OTR (June 2009).



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