Undoubtedly the breathing exercises for COVID-19 patients, benefits them. However, there are certain breathing exercises they must avoid. These are,
Patients suffering from a severe case of COVID-19 must avoid Kapalbhati Pranayama. It is an advanced breathing technique and makes patients feel dizzy and breathless due to the increased internal pressure or produced heat while practising.
Similarly, they must avoid Bhastrika Pranayama as this exercise demands rapid breathing in and out, which can compel COVID-19 patients to gasp for air and feel dizzy.
Additionally, there is another exercise named Moorchha (meaning fainting) Pranayama. It is an advanced breathing exercise that generates a feeling of fainting. Patients have to hold their breath which can put additional pressure on the lungs and make them feel dizzy.