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Covid Road To Recovery: Breathing Exercises (Part 2)

Today we'll be continuing with part 2 of breathing exercises to support recovery from Covid. Read part 1 before you start!

Recovering your lung function after experiencing covid can require therapy and exercise even after the infection is treated. If you're suffering from severe illness seek professional attention immediately from your doctor or healthcare professional.

This article will continue on building upon the exercises in Part 1 to support the recovery of lung function after covid. At Health Wise, we aim to deliver valuable information to our community with simple tips and tools that you can practice at home in your free time. Visit our blog to learn more.

Our clinic has over thirty years of clinical experience. We aim to deliver the best Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments in Hong Kong. If you want to learn more about our clinic or make an appointment, feel free to contact us.

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Breath - Health Wise Chinese Medicine
Breathe Part 6 - Health Wise Chinese Medicine


Do not begin doing any exercises, and contact your doctor, if:

  • You have a fever

  • You have any shortness of breath or difficulty breathing while resting

  • You have any chest pain or palpitations (“fluttering” of the heart in the chest)

  • You have new swelling in your legs

STOP exercising immediately if you develop any of the following symptoms:

  • Dizziness

  • Shortness of breath more than normal

  • Chest pain

  • Cool, clammy skin

  • Excessive fatigue

  • Irregular heartbeat

  • Any symptoms you consider an emergency

Get Ready

Enjoy this relaxing soundscape to bring you into the moment whilst you focus on your breath.

Start playing our music video below or visit this Youtube link directly and let's get started!

See Phase 1 and Phase 2 exercises in Part 1

Phase 3 Sitting & Deep Breathing

  1. Sit upright.

  2. Place your hands on either side of your stomach.

  3. Close your mouth, and place your tongue on the roof of your mouth.

  4. Breathe in through your nose pulling the air deep into your stomach.

  5. With your hands on your stomach aim to spread your fingers apart with each breath.

  6. Slowly exhale through your nose.

  7. Repeat deep breaths for one minute.

  8. Rest and repeat for three sets.

If you're happy with this exercise, let's jump to the next phase!

Phase 4 Standing & Deep Breathing

  1. Stand upright.

  2. Once again place your hands on either side of your stomach.

  3. Close your mouth.

  4. Place your tongue on the roof of your mouth.

  5. Once again breathe in through your nose and pull the air deep into your stomach.

  6. With your hands on your stomach, focus on spreading your fingers apart through your breath.

  7. Slowly exhale through your nose.

  8. Repeat deep breaths for one minute.

  9. Rest and repeat for three sets.

We hope you enjoyed our simple set of exercises!


Interested in learning more about the science of breathing? Check out this insightful book "Breath" by James Nestor which provides cutting-edge insights into the importance of breathing properly.


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