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The act of breathing consists of three phases: inspiration, oxygenation, and expiration.
The nasal passages contain mucus membranes that warm and humidify the breathed in air in order to prevent the trachea from becoming dry.
There are two types of breathing, inspiration and expiration. During inspiration…
The respiratory system is made up of the nostrils, nasal cavity, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, lungs, bronchioles, and alveoli.
What is the function and purpose of the alveoli?
Another name for the windpipe is the:
Humans are able to control vocal sounds by the vibration of muscles in the pharynx.
Oxygen from the air enters the blood stream at what location?
When the diaphragm contracts (is pulled downward), _______ occurs.
On the image shown, what is the bronchi?
Asanas that move your spine in all directions of movement, and that stretch and strengthen the muscles all around your upper torso, will help support your respiratory system by keeping respiratory muscles strong and flexible.
Yogic breathing practices that lengthen your inhalation and exhalation, such as gradual lengthening of equal breath, or that include rapid inhalations and exhalations, like Skull Shining breath (Kapalabhati), can greatly exercise your breathing muscles.
Fish Pose (Matsyasana), Sphinx Pose (Salamba Bhujangasana), and Bridge Pose (Setubandh Asana) all open and expand the chest area.