Kidney Disease Wellness 

We strongly encourage the adoption of certain wellness measures in your battle against kidney disease.

Some wellness measures include:

  • meditation; 

  • yoga; and, 

  • measured breathing techniques.

These three measures will help you alleviate the stress that negatively impacts your kidneys. 

Studies have shown the best time to meditate is in the mornings for a minimum of 10 minutes.  A clear mind is the clearest path to higher levels of concentration, self awareness, acceptance and an improved cardiovascular system.  

Yoga overlaps to a certain degree with meditation but differs in its ability to improve your weight loss, muscle tone, respiration, energy and vitality.  Please let us know if you need assistance finding a class in your area.  We recommend starting Yoga in a class setting with a certified Yoga instructor. 

There are many breathing techniques that are helpful in alleviating stress and either regaining or enhancing your focus.  One common breathing technique is known as the "Stimulating Breath" or "Bellows Breath."   

  • Inhale and exhale rapidly through your nose, keeping your mouth closed but relaxed.  Your breaths in and out should be equal in duration, but as short as possible.  This is a noisy breathing exercise.

  • Try for three in-and-out breath cycles per second.  This produces a quick movement of the diaphragm, suggesting a bellows. Breathe normally after each cycle.

  • Do not do for more than 15 seconds on your first try.  Each time you practice the Stimulating Breath, you can increase your time by five seconds or so, until you reach a full minute.

Kidney Disease Wellness

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