• Deanne Pandey

Mild Symptoms of COVID 19? We have got you covered!

The COVID 19 spurge has indeed taken over our normal lifestyles. But it is also affecting the health of people with serious long-term issues. The Indian scenario, along with the inadequacy of medical resources, continues to raise concerns. Thus, it is pertinent to not only stay at home, but also to be cautious of all symptoms and take all the possible precautionary measures. As we've come to know, COVID-19 presents contrastingly in various individuals. Irritation in the lungs and aviation routes are basic indications that make breathing troublesome. These indications can go with gentle, moderate, or extreme COVID. Individuals who become extremely ill from COVID-19 may encounter pneumonia. This makes the lungs load up, making it much harder to inhale and get the oxygen your body needs to work. In the event that you have a condition like ongoing obstructive respiratory illness or moderate to serious asthma, you may as of now experience decreased lung limit and difficulty relaxing. These conditions cause persistent irritation of the lungs, which can fundamentally deteriorate in individuals who get COVID-19. Coronavirus influences the whole respiratory system, further discouraging air pipe. It can trigger asthma attacks and cause intense respiratory trouble conditions. Profound breathing activities that unmistakable the lungs and fortify lung capacity might be particularly valuable for individuals with these conditions. Breathing exercises get oxygen deep into the lungs, which helps you clear out mucus and other fluids. During recovery, breathing activities work to fortify the diaphragm, a significant respiratory muscle situated under the lungs. It can likewise help increment lung limit, bringing genuinely necessary oxygen into your circulatory system. Profound breathing activities likewise help you feel quiet, which might be useful for adapting to long haul ailment and recovery.

Firstly, it is very important to note that Breathing exercises should not prevent COVID-19 and should not be used in place of mask wearing, social distancing, or getting vaccinated. Breathing exercises can, however, strengthen your lungs, which may reduce COVID-19’s impact on your respiratory system.

Here are some breathing exercises you can try-

Pursed lip breathing- For prevention

Pursed lip breathing gets more oxygen into your lungs than regular breathing can. It also keeps your airways open longer by reducing the number of breaths you take per minute. Relax in a seated position with your neck and shoulder muscles unclenched. Breathe in slowly through your nose for several counts with your mouth closed.Before exhaling, purse your lips, as if you were going to blow out a candle. Keeping your lips pursed, breathe out all of the air in your lungs slowly. Try to exhale for a longer number of counts than you inhaled. Repeat several times.

Qigong belly breathing- diaphragmatic breathing

You can do this exercise while sitting or lying down. Relax your face, neck, jaw, and shoulder muscles. Rest the tip of your tongue behind your top front teeth. Straighten your back. Close your eyes. Breathe normally for several minutes. Place one hand on your chest and one on your lower abdomen. Breathe deeply through your nose, feeling your chest and ribs expand when you inhale. Your stomach should expand outward against your hand. Exhale, feeling your stomach gently contract inward. Breath slowly and deeply in this manner nine to 10 times.


Pranayama is one of the best breathing exercises to improve lung capacity, boost immunity as well as soothe the nerves by regulating your breathing. It is ideal to have an empty stomach. To perform pranayama, start by sitting in a cross-legged position or kneel down on the ground.With shoulders over the hips and head elevated over the shoulders, extend your body a little. Now, inhale a deep breath which stretches to the spine and then slowly exhale. Stay in this position for at least 10 breaths.

Yawn to a Smile

This breathing exercise opens up the muscles in the chest, which allows the diaphragm to fully expand. It also strengthens the arms and shoulder muscles. Sit upright with a straight back. Stretch your arms up to shoulder height. You should feel the muscles in your back stretching. While your arms are at shoulder height, open your mouth wide, as if you were yawning. Bring your arms back to rest on your thighs, while turning your yawn into a smile.

These exercises do not absolve you from taking other precautionary measures. Try them out as a precaution or when you have mild symptoms. Stay home, Stay Safe!

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