Breathing Techniques

Breathing Techniques services offered in Baltimore, MD

Breathing Techniques

Breathing exercises improve your lung control as well as your lung capacity. Daniel Young, RRT, at PRO Mizizi-Group in Baltimore, Maryland, employs these techniques for pulmonary rehabilitation purposes to slow the progression of chronic lung diseases. Call PRO Mizizi-Group or schedule your telemedicine pulmonary rehabilitation consultation online to start practicing breathing techniques today.

What are the benefits of breathing techniques?

Breathing techniques are an essential part of pulmonary rehabilitation, or training your lungs to function at their top capacity. 

Pulmonary conditions, like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), keep your lungs from completely absorbing ample oxygen. Breathing techniques retrain your lungs to function properly while counteracting some of the negative consequences of poor lung function. By practicing breathing techniques, you can:

  • Increase your body’s oxygen supply
  • Increase your energy
  • Restore the function of your diaphragm
  • Reduce strain on your neck and back muscles
  • Reduce stress and anxiety

To gain the most benefits from breathing exercises, you must practice them regularly. Mastering them can take time, but PRO Mizizi-Group offers the one-on-one support you need for success. 

What are some common breathing techniques?

PRO Mizizi-Group teaches you multiple breathing techniques to integrate into your daily routine. You can benefit from learning and implementing:

Box breathing

Box breathing is a stress-relief technique. It involves counting to four as you inhale, counting to four as you hold your breath, and counting to four as you exhale. You repeat the process a total of four times. 

Controlled breathing

Controlled breathing, or pursed lips breathing, involves breathing in through your nose and exhaling through your mouth for twice as long with pursed lips. 


Diaphragmatic breathing

Diaphragmatic breathing emphasizes your diaphragm, the dome-shaped muscle supporting your lungs. It strengthens the muscle, which helps you breathe with less effort.

Deep breathing

Deep breathing helps you avoid taking short and shallow breaths, which cost you a lot of energy.

You learn these techniques and practice them to improve your overall lung health. 

When should I use breathing techniques?

PRO Mizizi-Group offers breathing techniques and other strategies to rehabilitate chronic lung conditions. You should consider learning breathing techniques to rehabilitate your lungs if you have:

  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Pneumonitis
  • Asbestosis
  • Emphysema

Breathing techniques provide additional benefits, including stress reduction, anxiety relief, and better overall lung function. They take practice to master, so follow the instructions provided by your PRO Mizizi-Group provider. 

To find out more about breathing techniques and their benefits, call PRO Mizizi-Group or schedule a telehealth consultation online today.