Benefits of relaxation

Relaxation can be a useful antidote to anxiety or tension caused or exacerbated by a respiratory condition. By reducing anxiety, relaxation can calm the breathing and result in an increase in confidence and ability to continue with activities of daily living, making lung conditions more manageable. It can help with emotional and physical symptoms.

Relaxation can be used to:

  • Calm down breathing.
  • Reduce blood pressure in a relaxed state.
  • Relieve muscular tension and pain in specific areas.
  • Improve mood.
  • Reduce fatigue and tiredness.
  • Aid better sleep.
  • Increase feelings of being in control.
  • Increase energy.