If you have a diagnosed lung condition, and would like to learn how to improve your breath control & confidence, as well as have fun and meet new people, come along to Singing for Breathing.
So why Singing for Breathing?
There’s increasing evidence that singing regularly as part of a group is good for your health & wellbeing. If you have a lung condition, research also suggests that singing can:
• reduce your feelings of being short of breath. By strengthening the muscles you use when you breathe, you learn to breathe more slowly and deeply
• help you to feel more in control of your breathing
• increase the strength of your voice
• improve your posture
• increase your lung capacity
• boost your body’s response to infection
• reduce your use of medication when you have a flare-up
The singing and breathing session lasts an hour, and there’s time to have a cuppa and a chat afterwards as well.
From September 2017, the Gloucester CCG is funding people with a diagnosis of COPD to attend 12 consecutive sessions of Singing for Breathing for free. People with other breathing difficulties are also welcome, and invited to contribute a donation of up to £3 a session.
Come along and give it a go!
For more information, contact: Kirsty Abraham
What the Lydney Singing for Breathing Singers have said:
“It’s beneficial to my breathing.”
“I’m finding I can hold my outbreath for longer than I expected.”
“It does me a deal of good.”
“Nice being with people with similar health problems.”
Where: Lydney Community Centre, Naas Lane,
Lydney GL15 5AT
When: (Summer/autumn 2017) Thursdays, from 2 pm.
For further details use the link below