Session 5: Breathing while walking

As you practise, you will become more confident with your breathing retraining. Once you’re happy doing your stomach and nose breathing, and slow breathing while lying down, you can move on to trying them while sitting and standing upright.

Stomach and nose breathing can also be done while standing and walking. It can help to breathe ‘in time’ with your walking. It’s important to breathe out for longer than you breathe in.

Click to watch the video below:

Over time you will find that breathing freely in everyday situations will become a habit, which you don’t need to think about. Feeling confident using these breathing techniques may reduce any worries about not having your medication available, or about avoiding dust or pollution.