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Breathing My Way to Healing: A 30-Day Pursed Lip Breathing Challenge for Lupus Warriors

I used to hear that healing is in the breath, but I recently experienced it...

As a holistic nutritionist and lupus warrior, I always seek God-given and simple techniques to support the healing process. Breathing is one of the things that we have access to. Let's get into it.

I discovered the incredible benefits of pursed lip breathing. Let me tell you more ...

Genny pursed lip breathing with lupus
Genny practicing pursed lip breathing

Why Pursed Lip Breathing?

I first discovered this technique from my Voice Instructor. I decided to take singing lessons this year to use my voice in many dimensions in my life: to demand better support for myself and the community and to affirm what I desire. Twyla insisted that I practice this technique to improve my diction and control. And then, this happened...

In just 30 days, I've seen significant improvements in reducing pain and improving breathing capacity. And the best part? This simple technique can be done anywhere, anytime. This was me practicing in the Bahamas. What a treat!

How Pursed Lip Breathing Helps Lupus Warriors:

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects millions of people worldwide. One of the most common symptoms is breathing difficulties, including shortness of breath and chest pain, especially from Pleurisy (inflammation of the lungs) and Pericarditis (inflammation of the heart).

Pursed lip breathing is a game-changer for lupus warriors because it:

* Increases oxygen capacity: By slowing down our breath and taking deeper inhales, we allow our lungs to expand and take in more oxygen, especially through the diaphragm.

* Reduces stress and anxiety: This technique activates our parasympathetic nervous system, promoting relaxation and calmness.

* Lowers blood pressure: By slowing down our heart rate and reducing stress, pursed lip breathing can help regulate blood pressure.

How to Join the 30-Day Challenge:

1. Purse your lips and inhale deeply through your mouth, like you're drinking through a straw.

2. Exhale slowly through your mouth.

3. Repeat for 5-10 minutes, 2-3 times a day.

4. Pair it with movement and meditation for added benefits.

Why not give it a try?

Who's in? Share your experiences and tips in the comments below!


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