Once you get connected with your abdominal breathing
, you start to observe yourself and taking more pauses.
In addition, oncology nurses can seek out education and training in cognitive-behavioral therapy principles, which can help them offer patients guidance on techniques such as progressive muscle relaxation or abdominal breathing
Certified yoga instructor Fabio Andrico and professional model Yamila Diaz present Breathe: The Perfect Harmony of Breathing, an instructional DVD about the Tibetan tradition of Yantra Yoga with especial focus on training in techniques of abdominal breathing
Sometimes called Chinese yoga, Qigong is a mind-body practice that melds slow graceful movements, mental focus and deep abdominal breathing
to boost and balance a person's vital energy, or 'qi'.
The purpose of this study was to assess the psychophysiological stress-reducing properties of progressive relaxation compared with hypnosis, and deep abdominal breathing
compared with a baseline condition, while controlling for hypnotizability.
They suggest muscle relaxation techniques, abdominal breathing
, meditation, anger management and counting sheep.
Thirty-nine patients (age 12-70) with asthma were recruited and, after stratification for severity based on daily use of salbutamol or comparable bronchodilators, randomly assigned either to receive general asthma education and relaxation techniques, including abdominal breathing
, or to undertake a series of Buteyko breathing training sessions.
This technique is also known as relaxed basal breathing, diaphragmatic breathing, and abdominal breathing
Deep abdominal breathing
, such as that taught in yoga or t'ai chi classes, can reduce the frequency.