Positions to aid breathing
Stand leaning backwards or sideways against a wall. Have your feet slightly apart, about one foot or 30cms away from the wall. Relax your hands down by your sides. If you prefer, rest your hands or thumbs in your waistband or belt loops, or across the shoulder strap of your handbag. This position can be helpful for most people with a lung condition.
Sit in a chair or in a comfortable position. Keeping your feet flat on the floor, lean your chest forward a little and rest your elbows on your knees. Place your chin in your hands keeping your back as straight as possible. Relax your neck and shoulders as much as you can. Alternatively sit in a chair at a table. If a pillow is easily available, place it on the table in front of you. Keeping your feet flat on the floor lean your chest forward and place your arms on the table. Rest your head on the pillow, or if a pillow isn’t available relax your head on your forearms.
To sleep, lie on your back and place a pillow under your knees so that your knees are bent. Elevate your head with a pillow or two and allow yourself to relax. Alternatively lie on your side with a pillow placed between your knees. Elevate your head with a pillow or two, keeping your back as straight as possible.
More information on breathing positions visit - British Lung Foundation