I’ve got an injury or a condition which affects my breathing technique practices – what should I do?

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Firstly, please consult with your doctor or healthcare practitioner to find out if they think it’s suitable for you to practice breathing techniques.

Most non-strenuous breath practices such as coherent breathing, tactical breathing, box breathing, holotropic breathing and nadi shodhana are very safe to practice.

Other practices which can be more stimulating for the body such as the Wim Hof breathing technique, paradoxical breathing, kapalbhati and bhastrika should be avoided if you have high or low blood pressure, heart disease or a stomach ulcer.

As with physical exercise, if practicing breathing techniques and you feel pain, a strong discomfort or unwell, please stop immediately, and if needed, seek medical advice.

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