1. Breathing control
Breathing control helps relax the
A good way to do this is to place one hand on your stomach as you breathe. Remember to breathe gently so you relax the airways. By using the pursed lip technique when breathing out (pursing your lips like you are kissing someone), you create back pressure in the airways that stents the airway open longer. Repeat breathing control for six breaths before moving to chest expansion exercises.
2. Chest expansion exercises
Breathe in deeply. (Some people use a three-second breath hold to get more air into smaller airways and behind the
3. Huffing or huff coughing
Also called forced expiration technique, huff cough at different, controlled lengths to move mucus up to the larger airways. This huffing should be repeated until all mucus has been huffed out of the lungs.