Good breathing patterns are vital to good health, and especially helpful to asthmatics. Yet people with asthma often develop appalling breathing habits, which worsen or precipitate attacks.
Learning good breathing habits can have benficial outcomes for those with asthma - helping them to reduce their medication and stress levels, and to exercise more enjoyably - yet since the advent of inhalers and modern drugs, doctors have paid less attention to the business of breathing itself.
Dynamic Breathing challenges those with asthma to take responsibility for their own breathing. Written by two physiotherapists, it gives detailed and illustrated suggestions on how to use physical coping skills as a vital part of asthma self-management.
Dinah Bradley and Tania Clifton-Smith show that calm, efficient, balanced breathing is the very best start to managing your asthma.