Seated Tripod Position for Shortness of Breath
The tripod position helps get more air in the lungs when you are short of breath and may make it easier to breathe, especially when other breath control techniques are used.
Put your hands or elbows on your knees and lean forward as you breathe – this is what we call the tripod position. This will help get more air in the lungs when you are feeling short of breath and may make it feel easier to breathe. You can do it either sitting or standing, like after sitting up in bed or if a short walk leaves you breathless. Use it along with the other breathing techniques to help you feel in control of your breath again.
Exercise is an important part of COVID-19 recovery in order to regain your strength, endurance, flexibility, and ability to fully take part in all aspects of your daily life. Even if you cannot yet tolerate exercise standing up or moving more vigorously, it is still very important to keep yourself as active as possible.
Stacked breathing is a technique to increase the size of the breath you are able take in. It can also improve the strength of your voice and your cough, so you can better clear out the lungs, as well as your lung flexibility.