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2. Pranayama Breathing
A central aspect in many yoga practices, pranayama breathing draws your focus to each breath, which can be helpful for asthma sufferers. The technique involves deep, controlled breathing that expands the lungs to their full capacity and balances the length of your inhalations and exhalations. Ultimately, you will learn to slow your breathing, get in touch with your lung function, and use your breath to reduce stress. It may not relieve your asthma symptoms, but it can help to prevent further muscle constriction and hyperventilation, two events that can make your breathing a whole lot worse.