Good Deep Lung Cleansing Breathing Exercise

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Also read my post on “Lung Cleansing Soup Recipe”

Dear friends, 😀

Breathing is such an autonomous part of our bodily functions that we really never pay attention to it at all…….but, if you stop whatever you are doing and observe it mindfully, you will know how you are inhaling and exhaling air into your lungs.

Do you realise that when we breathe, the air that is taken in and then out is not the entire capacity of your lungs? That is to say, there will always be a certain quantity of stale air staying in your lungs!

Now, here is a good breathing exercise that I have learned a few years ago to really cleanse your lungs thoroughly, and to jump start your day when you do this a few times (like 5 or so) in the morning . At this time of the day when the air is so crisp and fresh, I will do this lung cleansing breathing :-

1) Stand in a relaxed position. Arms loose at your sides and legs slightly apart.

2) Through your nostrils, breathe out normally as you always do………. then breathe in. Do this a couple of times.

3) Now, slowly exhale through your mouth until you can’t anymore……….but don’t stop here, because there is actually more stale air in your lungs left in the lungs which we don’t usually exchange when we do our normal breathing.

Next, you force your diaphragm to push out the innermost air from your lungs by panting, “hah……hah…..hah….” with your mouth………..until you know there is almost no air in your lungs. You will be amazed how far you can go at this “hah” part! (I counted up to 10 on my part!) 🙄

At this point, you can feel your stomach and abdomen flattening inwards. 😀

4) Through your nose, slowly breathe in the fresh, clean air into your oxygen starved lungs…………

5) Fill up your lungs and hold your breath for 5 seconds, counting slowly 1….2….3……4…..5. At this stage, the oxygen is being circulated through your lungs and to all the cells in your body! How invigorating indeed! For me, I can actually feel my whole body coming alive and my brain is much more clear, not as fuzzy as before.

6) Exhale through your mouth again until you can’t and then you force yourself to pant again, going “hah…..hah……hah….” to squeeze out all the air from your lungs.

Repeat Step 4.

Do this for as many times as you like. Other than cleaning almost all the air in your lungs, there is another good benefit of this breathing exercise ===> did you notice that your stomach/abdomen seems to be tighter and flatter?

Well, when you are exhaling all the air out from your lungs, both the lungs are being deflated, thus resulting in the diaphragm going up to just right below the lungs. When the diaphragm goes up, it creates a space in our abdomen cavity and our internal organs will fall into place to move into that space. How wonderful! 😀

Next time, I will give you the recipe for a really good lung cleansing soup which I had learned from my friend, who is a healer and expert in nutritious soups! 😉


Good night and sweet dreams from KL!

choesf 😀

CLICK HERE ===> Nutritious Lung Cleansing Soup Recipe


36 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    […] happyhomemaker88 wrote a fantastic post today on “Good Lung Cleansing Breathing Exercise”Here’s ONLY a quick extractNow, here is a good breathing exercise that I have learned a few years ago to really cleanse your lungs thoroughly, and to jump start your day when you do this a few times (like 5 or so) in the morning . At this time of the day when the … […]


  2. 2

    yen1908 said,

    Hi choesf

    I do have problems trying out this exercise, have made a copy for my daily practise hopefully starting tomorrow morning. Perhaps a video will help us greatly. 🙂

    Have a good week ahead.
    Goodnight, sleep tight and sweet dreams!:lol:


  3. 3

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Good morning, yen 😀

    Hmmmm….still having some problems there… ❓

    How about this ===> just think that you have to empty all the air in your lungs, as much as you can.

    The usual breathing will not be able to do this, you have to force out the balance of the air by panting…..until there is no air coming out of your mouth….then you take a breath in. 😉

    Have a wonderful day today!

    choesf 😀


  4. 4

    rose said,

    Hi there choesf ! 🙂

    May I remind you about the lung cleansing soup you’ve promissed. Looking forward to try it!

    Have a great week ahead ! Love always,rose 🙂


  5. 5

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Good morning, my dearest Rose! 😀

    Ah, thank you for reminding me to post the recipe for this soup I will post it these few days! 😉 😆

    Have a great week ahead, too!

    Love and hugs,

    choesf 😀


  6. 6

    swidders said,

    Sounds mightily good idea, and the soup sounds good too. Have you any ideas of how to cleanse the lungs of the remnants of a cold? Will your soup be benficial?


  7. 7

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Hello there and welcome, swidders 😀

    Both the breathing exercise and soup would help to clear the lungs after a cold. 😉 But for those with a chesty cough and cold…..there is a better natural remedy to clear the phlegm – boil some Chinese licorice root slices, Chinese almonds and dried Mandarin oranges in a litre of water and drink that warm. 😉

    Another simple and natural remedy that is good to clear up the remnants of a cold is found here –


    choesf 😀


  8. 8

    […] Good Lung Cleansing Breathing Exercise […]


  9. 9

    Taz said,

    I was a chain smoker for 15 years, and quit about 3 months ago. Is it possible to fix whatever damage I have done to my lungs :(?


  10. 10

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Hi there and welcome, dear Taz 😀

    I’m so happy that you quit smoking – my husband has been trying to stop smoking many times already but he couldn’t.

    It is never too late to rejuvenate your lungs and together with this lung cleansing exercise, there is also a lung cleansing soup at this post –

    I wish you good health always.

    With peace and joy,

    choesf 😀


  11. 11

    Charlie said,

    There are herbal tinctures to help quitting smoking. Here we have a store called meadow sweet herbs, who has a tincture called Quit it! It has lobelia in it, and apparently it helps a lot!


    • 12

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Charlie 😀

      Thank you for sharing with us the quit smoking herbal tinctures. I have not heard of that here in Malaysia. Where are you from ❓

      It will be good for my husband who is trying to stop smoking.

      With peace and joy,

      choesf 😀


  12. 13

    Charlie said,

    Thanks for this exercise though, it seems amazing!


  13. 14

    manila said,

    hi choesf,

    I liked this article very much. In India we call this “pranayam” in yoga.
    There are 8 basic pranayam exercises. If you do them at half an hour daily, you can be a very fit person.

    I do them only sometimes though.


    • 15

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there, dear manila 😀

      Yes, these exercises are very good in keeping fit. Do you have a link to those 8 basic Pranayam exercises? I would like to learn those as well. Like you, I only do my breathing exercises occasionally these days….I’m into light meditation using the breath as a focus.

      With peace and harmony,

      choesf 😀


  14. 16

    manila said,

    Hi Choesf,

    Although you will get a lot of information on the internet about yoga and pranayama, but I personally am a great fan of Baba Ramdev. He teaches yoga in India free of cost (I think). I have a few dvd’s in which he explains the benefits of ‘pranayama’ (breathing exercises). I will give u a link to his website and a u tube link. Hope that helps.


    Hope this will help.



    • 17

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Thank you for the links, dear manila. Yes, there is a lot of information online about yoga and pranayama, but at least, I have your personal recommendation to go by. 😉

      Have a lovely weekend and Happy Valentine’s Day!

      With peace and joy,

      choesf 😀


  15. 18

    fafade said,

    This saved my day today! I have fibromyalgia and did some mild “energizing” yoga yesterday – so today is fogtiredsville instead – until I found on Suzy’s answer site a hypothosis about why “exercise makes me tired”. It said one thing is exercise creates wastes that have to be removed by the blood and/or lungs. On to “lung cleansing exercises” and Here! Voila – it worked! Iris you all a be you tiful day.


    • 19

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear fafade 😀

      I’m glad this lung cleansing exercise helped you to clear some toxins. Usually after an exercise, drinking a few glasses of warm water helps to eliminate some of the wastes, too.

      You have a beautiful week, too!

      With peace and joy,

      choesf 😀


  16. 20

    I hope everyone has good lungs,strong lungs,beautiful lungs,fresh breath,there is no one smoking a cigarette in the world ( I’m sure this never happened in the other planets ).


    • 21

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Thank you! You have a very informative site on good health! 😀

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf 😀


  17. 22

    RosaLee said,


    I am interested in trying your “lung cleansing soup” and have a question about it. you mention “salt to taste” and then “season to taste” what kind of seasonings would you use.

    Thanks alot


    • 23

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear RosaLee 😀

      I’m glad you are going to try this soup out – it is very healthy and tasty. Season to taste is to add enough salt to taste….some people like to add some ground white pepper…this soup is already very sweet on its own already. 😉

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀


  18. 24

    Sue said,

    Wow, thanks for this. I have been having asthma attacks lately and am really needing to learn proper breathing techniques. I came upon this and tried it and it gave me a bit of a headache, actually. Which just shows how cleansing it is (I am very much familiar with the Herxheimer effect 🙂

    I am definitely going to be doing this more often. Isn’t it amazing how little known proper breathing techniques are – and the amazing results when we do! Here’s to everybody learning how to breathe properly! 🙂


    • 25

      happyhomemaker88 said,

      Hi there and welcome, dear Sue 😀

      I’m glad you found this breathing technique cleansing. Hope it can help with your asthma attacks.

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf 😀


  19. 26

    ann said,

    yes I would like to know the receipt for the lung soup plese thank you so much.


  20. 28

    shafi said,

    hi this is shafi. My father is around 65years old. he was smoked a lot before he comes to know that his lungs got infected. Now he stopped the smoking. however, he is sleeping more. when we asked to doctor, he said, after lungs infection lungs will take the oxygen and it will circulate to entire body except mind. Because of not reaching the oxygen to the mind, he is sleeping more.

    Can any body tell me what is best option that, where oxygen can reach to mind also lungs also can clean.


  21. 30

    Elaine Lim said,

    My mom taught me this exercise too. 🙂


    • 31

      Good! I forgot who taught me this…I must go back and re-read my post as it was written so many years ago. 😳 😆

      It’s very good for clearing wind from our stomach, too, i.e. when we experience stomach bloatedness. :Idea:

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀


  22. 33

    it is amazing at the great ideas you give to us ,I’ve lived with C.O.P.D.for 5 years now and the lung exercise is more helpful than a lung specialist has been in 5 years a real joke,all he has told me so far is”you will go to sleep one night and not wake up one day'” bah humbug


    • 34

      Hi there, dear Tony 😀

      Thank you for your comments and feedback on this lung cleansing exercise. I’m glad it had helped you. 😉

      Sometimes, our doctors can be quite harsh and inconsiderate in their comments on our health conditions. 3 years ago, my doctor told me I must have my gallbladder removed due to my 22 mm gallstone or else my gallbladder may burst anytime. 🙄

      Today, I still have my gallbladder with me and I do not suffer from gallstone attacks after doing some natural methods of gallbladder cleansing. Best is I can eat oily, rich foods without any gallbladder pains. 😀

      With best wishes for good health,

      choesf 😀


  23. 35

    Christopher said,

    I was a smoker for 3 years, I am 21 now. I have quit 6 months ago, but ocasionaly, once on 2 months I had one pack, because I couldn’t help my self. So you could say I didn’t quit, but hey, 1 pack per 2 months is very low 😛

    After another 2 months I bought a rolling tobacco pack, did 4 cigs and today I just… Didn’t like it, I felt like I really don’t find this enjoyable anymore, so today that I did 4 cigs, I went to the kitchen, and took the tobacco out of the package and threw it to the trash bin so that I couldn’t take it back (if I would throw it still in package) and said “IT’S OVER! I’M DONE!”…

    I have a problem for like 1 and a half year now, I have trouble with taking deep breath, I was said that it’s from stress, and I believed it since I am very stressed, lot of stuff going on in my life.. moved to different country etc… So I was very stressed over this problem too cause I am afraid It can be due to smoking, I didn’t go to the doctor yet 😦

    So I started looking on the internet on how to clean my lungs.. And found your exercise, did it just a minute ago and when doing this “hah… hah… hah..” thing, I felt the smell and the taste of tobacco getting out! 😯 this means that I am actually cleaning my lungs! 😀

    Thank you VERY much for this practice!


    • 36

      Hi there, dear Christopher 😀

      Thank you for sharing your experience here. Congratulations on stopping smoking – you did it! **2 thumbs up**

      My husband started smoking when he was 16 and has around 6 times to quit smoking but he couldn’t. They say quitting cigarette smoking is much harder than stopping drug addiction. He has smoked for 34 years now. 🙄

      Yes, this breathing technique will try to clear as much of the stale air in our lungs as possible…and your description of tobacco smell and taste been expelled pretty much confirmed that! 😉

      With best wishes,

      choesf 😀


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