It is the blood in your body which supply oxygen to each of your cells. When you take in fresh oxygen inside your lungs, RBCs red blood cells combine with the oxygen and carry oxygen via the bloodstream. At the cellular zone, oxygen helps in removing the cells that wear out and provides you with energy and keeping care of your immune system. This is the reason why it is very important to make sure that the oxygen level in blood is neither too high nor too low.

  • It is a natural science that you can increase Blood Oxygen Level by taking assistance from your doctor.
  • Before increasing the Blood Oxygen Level in the body, it is necessary to know how to measure Blood Oxygen Level
  • You can select a pulse oximeter for measuring blood oxygen. The use of the oximeter is free from risk and does not hurt anyone.
  • It is the Blood Oxygen Levels that help you know how your circulatory system functions. For a healthy person Blood Oxygen Level lies between 95% to 100%.
  • This is the indication that almost all Red blood cells are taking oxygen to the cell and tissues.
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It is a naturally proven science that people living at high altitudes or with chronic illnesses – such as lungs disorder, asthma, etc. have lower readings in the oximeter.

Oxygen deficiency also termed hypoxemia, lies between a reading of 90% to 92%. This reading means you may need supplemental oxygen or you have to face challenges in the proper functioning of your lungs. If this result is below 90% then you need medical care and attention.

Blood Oxygen Level

Blood Oxygen Level

Exercises for increasing the Blood Oxygen Level in the body are listed below:

  • Pursed lip breathing
  • Belly or diaphragm breathing
  • It is for the people suffering from COPD these exercises are preferred. By practicing such exercises, a person not only keeps care of the lungs but also increases the Blood Oxygen Level in the body.

Pursed lip breathing, a useful and simple technique helps a person with a Rate of breathing and getting fresh and pure air into their lungs. It is by constant practice of pursed-lip breathing, an individual can keep his/her lungs healthy, work efficiently and increase the Blood Oxygen Level in the body. Getting excess oxygen in the body helps in everyday activities.

Pursed lip breathing improves the condition of persons suffering from chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Regular practice of pursed-lip breathing helps the lungs to become free from stale air. It also controls, the lungs and diaphragm function to increase the Blood Oxygen Level in the body.

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Below mentioned is the technique to do pursed-lip breathing:

  1. Breathe in through nostrils for two to three seconds.
  2. Purse the lips like you are blowing air inside the balloon.
  3. Breathe out slowly via pursed lips for about 5to 6 seconds.
  4. Repeat this process multiple times and you will feel an increase in the Blood Oxygen Level in the body.

It can take some time for the process to feel normal. It is recommended to practice this exercise for about 5 to 10 minutes every day.

Blood Oxygen Levels

Blood Oxygen Levels

Apart from Pursed lip breathing other useful exercise is belly breathing or diaphragmic breathing.

Diaphragmic breathing helps in the proper functioning of the diaphragm and improving the rate of breathing. To do diaphragmic breathing, an individual needs to sit in a chair comfortably. Before breathing inside nostrils and notice the way the belly contracts or relax with the breath, you can opt to put your hands on the belly to notice this happening. As long as the inhalation process continues, each breath exhaled out via mouth takes 2 or 3 times.

Pursed lip breathing and belly breathing exercises help in the Pulmonary rehabilitation process which promotes breathing rate leading to an increase in Blood Oxygen Levels in the body. It also decreases the stress levels of the brain and helps a person to follow a daily schedule with enthusiasm.

Important asanas for increasing the Blood Oxygen Level in the body:

  • Anulom-vilom
  • Bhramari
  • Matyasana/ Fish posture

Anulom-vilomis –

A type of nose breathing via nostrils. It helps in providing strength to the lungs and increases the Blood Oxygen Level in the body. Practice it in the morning when your stomach is empty or in the evening after a long gap from the meal.

Steps for doing Anulom-vilom

  • Settle in-ground with a meditation posture.
  • Close your right nostril with your right thumb and try inhaling comfortably through your left nostril.
  • Now with your middle and ring finger try closing your left nostril and exhale through the right nostril.
  • After this inhale via the right nostril and close it through your fingers. Try exhaling through the left nostril and continue this exercise for 10 to 15 minutes.


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Bhramari is a humming sound exercise that helps increase the Blood Oxygen Level in the body and saves muscles from becoming hard.

Steps for bhramari

  • Settle crossed leg with meditating position in a chair or ground.
  • Close your ears and eyes with your thumb and middle, ring fingers respectively.
  • Put your index finger at your eyebrows, taking deep breath in and during exhaling make a humming sound similar to honey bee ‘hmmmm’.Inhale again and repeat the process.
  • Practice this exercise for 10 to 15 minutes for better results.

Matsyasana/Fish posture

Matsya means fish and matsyasana meaning fish posture helps in increasing the Blood Oxygen Level in the body and keeps care of the circulatory system.

Steps for matsyasana

  • Without bending knees lie on your back.
  • Slowly lift your hip area and put your hands under them.
  • Take a deep breath in and bend your elbows.
  • Push your upper part of the body and chest at the front.
  • Take a deep breath in and continue exercising.