Pranayama is considered the best exercise to increase the level of oxygen in the body, but there are some other techniques that are effective in increasing the amount of oxygen. If you practice them daily then you will soon see the difference. Let's know about it.
1. Buteyko Nose Breathing
Buteko breathing was invented by some scientists in the 1950s to prevent asthma attacks and treat other respiratory problems. At the time, the medical community opposed a breathing technique that could reduce physical symptoms without the help of medication and other traditional interventions. Since then, people around the world have embraced buteyco inhalation specifically because it is natural and very effective. Thousands of people have found relief from asthma, sleep apnea and high blood pressure by integrating this proven method, which balances the body's oxygen and carbon dioxide levels, into their daily routine. As a note, senior patients have to do this exercise initially to avoid improper technique, which can lead to hyperventilation. This breathing of nose opens the nose completely and you will feel comfortable.
How to do it:
Sit up straight in a quiet, comfortable place and focus on your breathing.
Keeping the mouth closed, breathe slowly through the nostrils to fill the lungs.
While exhaling through the nostrils, slowly exhale the air out of the lungs until you feel a forceful inhalation.
Repeat this two-three or five times.
The pursed-lip breathing exercise is simple and can be done anywhere, anytime. This exercise keeps your airways open for longer, which facilitates the flow of air out of the lungs. This makes it easier for the lungs to function and improves the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide. This exercise can be beneficial for people who are less physically active. They often do not use their respiratory muscles. How to do it:
Sit up straight Good posture promotes healthy lung movements.
Breathe slowly through the nose and hold the pause for a while.
Now exhale through your mouth.
Repeat this about 10-15 times.
Just remember, inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth.
3. Rib Stretch
Do you know that the ribs also move during each breath.
How to do it:
Stand straight with your hands on your hips.
Breathe in slowly, until your lungs are full.
Hold your breath for 20 seconds or longer at rest.
Exhale slowly. Now repeat it.
Any activity that works the abdominal muscles also works the lungs. A humming can also increase the capacity of your lungs. It takes out the dirty air inside the body from the lungs so that fresh air can enter inside you. At the same time, humming songs also reduces stress and can help in keeping the patient healthy.