I don’t like breathing exercises. I am hyperactive and get bored easily. This is the one exercised that stuck with me. I try to do it after every stretching session
For all asthmatics out there let me tell you: this is SO MUCH BETTER THAN BLOWING BALLOONS!
This is what you have to do:
- Lie down on your back
- Feet straight, arms down.
- Breathe in through your nose and try to expand your belly and lungs. Really expand your belly!
- When you breathe out, try to bring your belly button to the floor. Expel all the air. All of it. Yes, I know, this is the HARDEST thing for an asthmatic, but that is the goal here
I like to do it five times, and you can bring your arms up and down as well in circular movements.
I tried to find a video which illustrated it and for some reason people in fitness claim it helps to build abs (not my case!)
But lung-wise it is pretty good!
Here’s the video: