The best breathing exercise

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@allknowing (73051)
India
September 20, 2015 12:43am CST
To maintain good health it is important that we take time off for some breathing exercises. Any health site will show you how. But have you tried singing? When we sing we need to fill up our lungs - and there is the inhale exhale activity. Choose a song that has atleast two octaves or you can merely sing the notes 'Do Re Me Fa Sol La Ti in two octaves back and forth. Ofcourse you can do it in the bathroom as not everyone would be in a mood to listen to you breathing exercises.
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@bluesa (15231)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
20 Sep 15
No, I have not tried singing as a form of breathing exercises, but, I will definitely be sticking to the shower, if I tried this, to save peoples ears. :-)
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@allknowing (73051)
• India
20 Sep 15
Do you normally sing?
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@bluesa (15231)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
20 Sep 15
@allknowing , no, I do not normally sing, people would cry if I did :D. Do you sing?
@allknowing (73051)
• India
20 Sep 15
@bluesa I have said that I like singing but I do not have a good voice. I was in the choir but there since it was group singing my voice was tolerated.
@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
20 Sep 15
I am not sure I have a sufficient range to sing two full octaves. I breathe almost all the time, though.
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@allknowing (73051)
• India
20 Sep 15
We all breathe all the time but that is shallow breathing. We need to fill our lungs and exhale which singing helps. Try one octave.
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
21 Sep 15
@allknowing I sing all the time, without provocation, without invitation. I hear a word and it reminds me of a song. I know songs of today and a hundred years ago and more. If I sing any more than I already do, they'll stuff me in a trash bag and put me out for Monday collection.
@vandana7 (69027)
• India
12 Apr 16
You think that is easy? lol. Try it ...you can barely go from lower La to upper Re..May be at the most So to Me..So to So to Fa is tough ask..lol In any event, you have not mentioned speed and number of times..lol
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@allknowing (73051)
• India
13 Apr 16
Normal speed and any number of times. You will get it with practice.
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@vandana7 (69027)
• India
13 Apr 16
@allknowing ... And what is normal speed? One octave in how many minutes..
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@allknowing (73051)
• India
13 Apr 16
@vandana7 What is normal to you
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@besweet (7223)
• Greece
20 Sep 15
I am not good with singing, my voice is terrible. I like breathing exercices though, my dad used to show me some when I was a child and I still do them sometimes.
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@allknowing (73051)
• India
21 Sep 15
Ofcourse nothing like the regular breathing exercises but singing also helps.
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@besweet (7223)
• Greece
21 Sep 15
@allknowing It surely helps, singers have a great breathing, and they need to exercise it every day. It also relaxes the muscles around the face which is beneficial for us. I wish I had some knowledge of music and a better voice.
@MALUSE (45991)
• Uzbekistan
20 Sep 15
May I ask why you're calling yourself Rollo1 here? Quite an unusual user name if I may say so.
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• United States
23 Sep 15
When I want to exercise my breathing, I just take a deep breath in and let it out. In fact, I do that constantly throughout the day just to keep in practice.
@allknowing (73051)
• India
23 Sep 15
I just don't understand it. Why should you whistle, and then think you are silly and laugh away, unless breathing does all that to you!
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• United States
24 Sep 15
@allknowing Well yeah, I mean haven't you ever been so out of breath that you just get dizzy and a little bit silly, especially after laughing. Besides, if you heard me trying to whistle, then you would laugh, too!
@allknowing (73051)
• India
24 Sep 15
@purplealabaster What exciting things that you do that you get out of breath almost everytime you breathe
@owstalaga (4576)
• Philippines
21 Sep 15
Too bad I think singing won't help me exercise my lungs. Somehow I find it hard to breath too deeply when singing. Maybe I should do more cardio instead or yoga or something.
@allknowing (73051)
• India
21 Sep 15
If you keep trying with just one octave and may be with the basic notes it will l help you a lot. No doubt yoga will help. I do pranayama.
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@owstalaga (4576)
• Philippines
23 Sep 15
@allknowing My problem is I don't want to sing where lots of people can hear me. I don't want to do a whole "concert" and bother my neighbors.
@allknowing (73051)
• India
23 Sep 15
@owstalaga Do it in the bathroom. Singing also banishes worryint thoughts.
@cgalavia (1405)
• Philippines
20 Sep 15
Early in the morning we played old songs while doing the morning chores like watering the flowers at the same time singing though the songs doesn't like me,,this is my exercise every morning.
@allknowing (73051)
• India
20 Sep 15
It not only helps with some breathing exercise, it creates a lovely atmosphere around.
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@cgalavia (1405)
• Philippines
20 Sep 15
@allknowing true but only those who can bear my singing..
@allknowing (73051)
• India
21 Sep 15
@cgalavia Why can't you shift your singing to the bathroom then
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@mashii (32)
• Singapore, Singapore
21 Sep 15
I love singing and I'm happy that it can be one of the best breathing exercise .. :) haha ..
@allknowing (73051)
• India
24 Sep 15
There are no doubt breathing exercises but singing not only improves your breathing it does add a spring in your step.
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@SIMPLYD (86519)
• Philippines
13 Apr 16
Yes, that's important indeed . That's why i always start and end my exercise session with the breathing exercise .
@sharon6345 (147649)
• United States
13 Apr 16
I have never tried that to be honest,my sister would sing all the time in the bathroom..
@sofssu (18319)
21 Sep 15
Oh no.. I have three singers at home who do this all the time.. I don't want to join them as yet. I can just hold my breath and exercise when I need to.