Video: Pursed Mouth Breathing

Video: Pursed Mouth Breathing

Learning how to use pursed mouth breathing was something mom and I did together. Over time, it became a very valuable tool to help her increase her lung capacity, get the oxygen she needed, and to relax.

It’s a good idea to start by counting. For example, you can inhale to the count of 2 and exhale to the count of 4. It’s simple. You inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth with your lips pursed into an O.

If you are following me in the video, please give some feedback about how long you inhale for, and how long your exhale is. I’d love to help you adjust your breathing and find a way to relax on the exhale as you find relief.

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  • Barbara Moore moderator
    5 months ago

    Great video Karen,
    I agree with Lyn. It is so much easier seeing the process in a video and it is much easier to understand. Great piece.
    Barbara Moore (site Moderator)

  • Karen Hoyt author
    5 months ago

    Thank you Barbara,

    This is such an important tool and I’m hoping that anyone who has feedback or suggestions will let me know.

    Mom and I worked together on this many many times and it helped so much!

    Thanks again,
    xo Karen

  • Lyn Harper, RRT moderator
    5 months ago

    I love this, Karen!! Sometimes it’s so much easier for people to see a demonstration instead of just reading what they need to do. I can’t wait to share it with people.

    Best,
    Lyn

  • Karen Hoyt author
    5 months ago

    Lyn,

    Thank you for the feedback! I’m watching it and can see why mom loved practicing together. Everything is easier when you do it with someone else!

    xo Karen

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    5 months ago

    Hi Karen – this is a sensational instructional video! Your style and delivery is just perfect! Has both Lyn and Barbara have said, the video is worth everything. Explaining it and/or reading about it is one thing; but seeing you actually performing the maneuver, so calmly is really very much worthwhile! Thanks so much for presenting this video clip. Warmly, Leon (site moderator)

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