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Deep Breathing

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Blowing Bubbles

One of the best things I have ever been taught since developing Lymphoedema is the art of deep breathing exercises.  This has helped me greatly as an Asthmatic and has reduced my reliance on Asthma pumps.  Not only does it help in opening the Lymphatic system it has helped with relaxation.  One of my favourite breathing exercises is "blowing bubbles". Who would have thought as a senior I would be using the bubbles I buy for my grandchildren as a way of practising deep breathing?  Lots of fun. 

Deep Breathing

Deep breathing exercises are essential to opening your lymph system to keep the lymph fluid moving.  You can do this while sitting, standing, or walking but do try and find a quite space to have some 'me' time.  If possible, do several times of day.  Try your deep breathing before going to bed to put yourself in a nice relaxed state.

Read the article on Deep Breathing produced in partnership with PhysioPod UK





Singing is great for opening the lymphatic system.  If you are in the privacy of your own home, you do not have to be good at it.  Play your favourite music, in tune or out of tune sing at the top of your voice.  I bet you will find that you are moving, or waving your hands, or dancing on your bum or moving from side to side. Give it a try. Nobody is looking.  How about joining a choir?  There are many groups like 'Singing for Breathing' these groups are often attached to hospitals helping hear patients with their breathing.

Deep Breathing and Meditation

Acknowledgement:  The Deep Breathing video is a partnership between Gaynor Leech L-W-O and Mary Fickling Director of PhysioPod UK

Page was first published July 2014 as part of our Healthy Living Page

Last updated 06/06/2020