We recently came across this article on Breathe, The Respiratory Professional’s Source for Continuing Medical Education, which summarises the evidence of the role of breathing control approaches in asthma and provides information on the content of evidence-based breathing exercise programmes.
Breathing Exercises for Asthma
The article initially states the three broad groups of breathing exercises for asthma:
1. Exercises aimed at manipulating the pattern of breathing (breathing retraining)
2. Exercises aimed at increasing the strength and/or endurance of the respiratory muscles (respiratory muscle training)...