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Positions to Ease Breathlessness During Covid-19

It is very usual for some people to experience breathlessness during COVID-19. Here are some of the positions that might help you overcome this concern easily:

High side-lying: Lying on your side propped up by pillows, supporting your head and neck, with your knees slightly bent.

Forward lean sitting: Sitting at a table, lean forwards from the waist with your head and neck resting on the pillow, & your arms resting on the table. You can also try this without the pillows.

Forward lean sitting: (no table in front) Sitting on a chair, lean forwards to rest your arms on your lap or the armrests of the chair

Forward lean standing: While standing, lean forwards onto a windowsill or other stable surface.

Standing with back support: Lean with your back against a wall and your hands by your side. Have your feet about a foot away from the wall and slightly apart.

Relaxation techniques to manage COVID-19 stress

 You deserve it, it is good for you, and it takes less time than you think.

 When we relax, the flow of blood increases around our body gives us more energy. It helps us to have a calmer and clearer mind which aids positive thinking, concentration, memory and decision making.

 You may choose any of the relaxation techniques from following based on your interest:

  • Take a deep Breath
  • Do meditation
  • Be present, take a break from all other things and be present in the moment like enjoying each bite of food
  • Reach out to your social network
  • Laugh out Loud
  • Listen to your favourite music
  • Doing exercise in any form which you like walking, yoga etc.
Dr. Vikas Deswal
Internal Medicine
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