The Breathing App 4+

Breathing App, LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 49 Ratings
    • Free



Resonant breathing is like a stress reset button.

Inhale, exhale ...
... and after just a few minutes see if you feel a little bit calm, just let that soak into you.

The Breathing App (TBA)

is inspired by the resonance, the scientific name that describes what happens when our heart rate, heart rate variability, blood pressure, and brainwave function come into a coherent frequency. It occurs spontaneously when we breathe at a rate of five to seven breaths per minute (instead of our usual 15-18). It results in a calm, restful alertness, and many other benefits.

About Resonance

The effects of resonance support the innate ability of our body, nervous system, and emotions to restore themselves through the balancing of the complementary branches of our autonomic nervous system, which control our heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, respiration, and many other automatic functions of the body.

There have been hundreds of scientific studies performed on resonant breathing, which show a wide array of benefits, including reduction of inflammation, reduction of stress, improved sleep, improved resiliency, and strengthening of cardiovascular function.

How is it possible for one breathing technique to do so much? The answer lies within our nervous system. By breathing at resonance, we enter into an even balance between the two branches of our autonomic nervous system, the sympathetic (which moves us towards activity) and the parasympathetic, which moves us towards rest.

The sympathetic branch is our accelerator and speeds us up. The parasympathetic is our braking system, which slows us down. We alternate between these two every second of the day, with each breath we take.

However, in our fast-paced, information-heavy world, we often lean towards acceleration. Spending just a few minutes consciously breathing sends signals of balance to our brain, telling us that we are ok, and brings us out from the part of our brain that makes us feel overwhelmed, into a state of calm. With resonant breathing, you learn how to apply your brake at will, rather than being sidelined by anxiety, distractedness, or excess stress.

Our world is very much in sympathetic overdrive: we are overly active, overly plugged in, and live in a world of both heated politics and climate. It’s important to learn to cool down, so that we can be as effective in our lives as possible, and conscious breathing is one of the best ways to do that. The Breathing App, by virtue of toning the vagus nerve, reduces inflammation and induces a state of restful alertness and mental clarity.

Resonant breathing is like a stress reset button.

About Creators

Eddie Stern, a yoga teacher, author, and lecturer from New York, created the concept, and drew the blueprint for the app.

Moby, a musician, DJ, author, and photographer born in New York City, who has sold over 20 million albums worldwide, developed the breathing cue sounds.

Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP, NYT bestselling author of over 85 books, founder of the Chopra Center and, guided the science and context behind the app.

Sergey Varichev, an app developer and coder from Belarus, currently living in Amsterdam, did the coding, and co-designed the app.

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What’s New

Version 2.1.2

Thank you for using TBA! This update contains features and improvements:

● Returned sound on the space screen with no pause between inhale and exhale
● The breathing ball movement synchronized with a sound (with a short natural pause between inhale and exhale)
● Sound on/off feature
● Sounds tuned to match the coherent monitor precisely
● Updated visual design
● Tap screen to Start/Pause
● Auto-hide controls during breathing after 6-sec
● Support iOS 13
● Multiple bug fixes and performance optimizations

While the app is updating, take a few gentle breaths: inhale, exhale...

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

TDRitchie ,


Sharing the experience of breath with so many people at the launch was mind blowing - I was t prepared for how powerful it could also be in my own home... have used it every day since the launch - thank you 🙌🏿

MariszaRomasz ,

Fine, but

The App is fine in general. Easy to set up and use. First couple of times...when you remember about it =) There is no reminder functionality in the App. For me it means that I will forget about that due to a busy lifestyle. Some alternative Apps have that functionality though.
It would be nice to see a progress of your breathing sessions or some stats as well. A kind of historical performance.
Design is quite simple which is good, but I don't really like info page. I mean it looks quite outdated and there is soooo much text, which you don't want to read, but you have to to understand how it works. Really like the idea of the circle. Totally a visual win for a breathing App.

Araliya2000 ,

Keeps getting stuck

Great app, I was using it daily to help control anxiety I often wake up with. Few times now, I open the app and can’t get it to play- the play symbol doesn’t appear, just the backgrounds. My software is up to date. I tried restarting my phone but it’s still the same... very frustrating as I’ve come to rely on it now, and like this morning, woke up earlier to do it but I’m unable to (which adds to my anxiety). Now instead of waking up thinking- I’ll do some breathing, I think: will it work. Fix it please as I’d like to continue.

App Privacy

The developer, Breathing App, LLC, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.

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