When you live with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), yoga can help you in several ways.
It promotes deep breathing, reduces anxiety, maintains muscles, and increases flexibility. Plus, the breathing techniques used in yoga can help you learn to regulate your breathing.
Yoga involves both pranayama and asanas.
Pranayama is the practice of controlling your breathing, which can strengthen your diaphragm. Asanas are yoga poses used for strengthening and lengthening muscles. These help keep you more mobile and flexible.