I’d love to know if anyone *doesn’t find the breath-hold-exercise in the following guided tutorial youtu.be/tybOi4hjZFQ to be very helpful for Ache, exhaustion/fatigue, feverish-feeling, shortness of breath & eyesight?! Why don't you try it now? The first round takes 3mins, all 3 rounds 11 mins.
It helps me tons. I’m looking for further ones, but nothing is quite as good.
While cycling I’m also holding my breath and practicing very deep breaths, feeling how my lungs are become ‘bigger and bigger’. As soon as I feel the need for more breath, I do some of these, as I feel necessary. I often hunger for more oxygen, but now I know what do do.
I didn’t use to think breathing exercises particularly helpful for anything, apart from one:
Holding one wing of the nose, breathing slowly out thru it, slowly in, other wing, out, in.
Also OK: Breathing out and in to the count of 4, then after a while 5, then 6, then 7 (holding 2).
On youtube I’ve found a PT saying it’s good for serotonin, getting to sleep (again), anxiety etc.
(In almost ALL following exercises: in thru nose, out thru mouth, short hold in between)
His fave is the lip brake: Fill lungs and cheeks and use the lips to brake the air whilst leaving.
Or: he presses his fingers further under the lowest ribs every time he breathes out (lying down).
He recommends to yawn often.
In 7, hold 4, out 8 against anxiety.
Breathing into folded hands (against hyperventilating)
Breathe deeply in and out with your hands on your belly.
Breathe in, put both arms up, breathe out.
Breathe in & out with one arm rounded over the head, the hand of the other on the flank under that arm.
Breathe in & out with torso turned more and more.