Breathlessness after Covid-19: Tip#2

Breathing control – Breathe a rectangle

Once you have mastered the relaxed tummy breathing technique, imagine or look at a rectangle (a book, TV, computer, tablet screen, door, window, tabletop, or even a picture on the wall).

Follow the sides of the rectangle with your eyes as you use relaxed tummy breathing.

Slow the speed of your eye movement around the edge of the rectangle to slow your breathing.

When fully in control of your breathing, your out-breath should take longer than your in-breath.

Ask our Physiotherapists for help and more advice.