August’s Book of the Month is “Dynamic Breathing – How to manage your asthma” by Dinah Bradley and Tania Clifton-Smith. It’s a slim volume, just 105 pages, in the Overcoming Common Problems Series by Sheldon Press.
The book is written by two practising respiratory physiotherapists with a wealth of experience in breathing pattern disorders.
In the introduction the authors say this:
We want to show those with asthma the value of physical coping skills – i.e. learning what’s happening on the outside of the chest wall and including this as a vital part of asthma self-management.
This book should definitely be on every asthma sufferers bookshelf. It explains the importance of correct breathing. Gives exercises to help develop good breathing habits and explains the adverse effect bad breathing habits can have during an asthmatic episode.