3. Techniques for managing breathlessness
Here are a few breathing techniques to help you when you become breathless, including the rectangle breathing technique.
On this page:
- Watch: Techniques for managing breathlessness
- Plan: Create a plan for using these breathing techniques
In this video
00:15 Rectangle breathing technique
00:55 Using a wall or object
01:21 Leaning on the back of a chair
01:47 Sitting in a chair: Leaning forward
02:08 Sitting in a chair: Leaning forward at a table
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