The Breathing App is inspired by 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.
Quick start video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXpsoGHnEiU&list=UUNMy2KojFn0jMbxbHZVppGw&index=4
The effects of resonance supports 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 fact 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 the creators of the Breathing App
Eddie Stern, a yoga teacher, author and lecturer from New York, created the concept, and drew the blueprint for the app.
Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP, NYT best selling author of over 85 books, founder of the Chopra Center and Jiyo.com, 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.
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 .
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● Support of iPhone X* displays
● Sound tuned to match ratio
● Added pagination on the main screen
● Help page updated
● Minor issues
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Excellent - just one bug
Simple and effective.
However, one annoyance is a gap every so often in the audio cues. It means that you lose the regularity of breathing.
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.
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.
- Edwin Stern
- 33.5 MB
- Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- © 2017, Eddie Stern and Sergey Varichev
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.