GRACE is excited to bring to you more in our new series on surviving with cancer
GRACE is excited to bring to you more in our series on surviving with cancer. Our friend and partner, Raquel Jex Forsgren is the founder of Living Yoga Therapy based in Chicago and is a certified oncology yoga therapist and resiliency coach. She brings us tips and techniques for those dealing with cancer.
In this partnership, Raquel is providing GRACE with helpful videos targeted specifically for the Lung Cancer community. These free resources are available through GRACE for those living with lung cancer and for caregivers as well.
In this video, Raquel discusses Pursed Lip Breathing, an essential tool for people with serious lung diseases such as COPD or Lung Cancer. This technique improves the ability to breathe, releases trapped air, promotes relaxation, and decreases shortness of breath. Pulmonary experts recommend practicing this 4 or 5 times a day to strengthen the lungs and surrounding muscles. This is also an invaluable tool to ease anxiety and any panic if you feel faint.