A lot has been written about asthma, which is not surprising, bearing in mind its prevalence in the modern world. Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways, characterised by recurring periods of wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.The exact cause of asthma is still not known, but researchers think some genetic and environmental factors interact to cause the disease.
As well as taking regular asthma medication, there are simple lifestyle and self-help measures that can be taken to reduce symptoms and risk of having an asthma attack, especially avoiding allergens that trigger asthma attacks.
“The School of the Uncovering of Voice” and its therapeutic breathing exercises developed by Valborg Werbeck-Svärdström can improve asthma. During these exercises, breathing, which is an unconscious process, stays in the subconscious and does not rise to the conscious level. So the first thing that needs to be done is to “forget” about breathing. Exercises that involve consonants and vowels, with the use of musical elements and rhythmical movements, help to deepen and strengthen breathing. Such breathing requires less power and successfully eliminates the feeling of suffocation. As a result, one can reduce medication intake. Long-term experience has shown great effects of singing by “The School of the Uncovering of Voice” method on asthma sufferers. Apart from learning how to breathe properly, singing, as a joyful and fun activity, can fill you with optimism and increase the quality of your life. Life with a chronic condition does not have to be so burdensome.