Pursed-lip breathing helps control shortness of breath.
“Pursed-lip breathing” is a convenient breathing exercise that you can do anytime—first thing in the morning, before going to bed, or when you are engaged in activities like climbing stairs or bending to lift something.
To start, sit down comfortably. Relax your neck and shoulder muscles. Then follow these three simple steps.
You may want to put one hand on your chest and another on your abdomen as you repeat this exercise.