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National Asbestos Helpline: Can breathing exercises help me cope with my asbestosis?


Various breathing techniques can help a person control their respiratory rate and breathing pattern, which can be useful to some asbestosis sufferers when coping with their symptoms.

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University of Wisconsin-Madison: Yogic breathing shows promise in reducing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder


A new study from the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison offers hope for those suffering from [post-traumatic stress disorder]. Researchers there are studying whether a breathing-based meditation practice called Sudarshan Kriya Yoga can be an effective treatment for PTSD.

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CBS News: Yogic breathing offers hope for vets suffering from PTSD


Post-traumatic stress disorder continues to wreak havoc on the lives of veterans, but a new study suggests yoga could provide relief.

The Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison measured the effectiveness of Sudarshan Kriya Yoga on 21 soldiers for reducing hyper-arousal associated with PTSD. Those who received the one-week training in yogic breathing showed lower anxiety, reduced respiration rates and fewer PTSD symptoms.

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The Wall Street Journal: Breathing for Your Better Health


Breathing and controlling your breath is one of the easiest ways to improve mental and physical health, doctors and psychologists say. Slow, deep and consistent breathing has been shown to have benefits in treating conditions ranging from migraines and irritable bowel syndrome to anxiety disorders and pain.

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