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Pranayama was engineered to teach your body how to breathe properly. Babies naturally breathe diaphragmatically, however adults often take shallow breaths. By training your lungs to breathe at their full capacity, you could experience a whole ton of health benefits!

Practicing slow breathing for only 15 minutes a day can reduce stress and stress-related illnesses. Universal Breathing - Pranayama was created by doctors, designers and app developers to provide the perfect breathing experience. Using the app allows you to focus on your breathing technique and mindful breathing. Use the different music styles to condition your body to either wake up in the morning or relax before you go to sleep.


Falling asleep faster
Higher athletic endurance
Help managing asthma and COPD
Decreased blood pressure
Relief from headaches and migraines
Less stress and better mood


Saagara’s breathing apps have been used by hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world since 2008. Universal Breathing - Pranayama is Saagara’s newest guided breathing app. Read some our reviews for Universal Breathing - Pranayama:

“Favorite app. Very useful for relaxation and at night to help with insomnia.”

“I've used this app for a year at night to help me sleep and reduce stress. I couldn't be happier. “


Both body and dial animations available
5 different sound settings
An extensive breathing course from beginner through advanced
Custom courses that allow up to 5 back-to-back breathing ratios


There’s a switch on the side of your device. If it is set to mute (red) then the sound from this app will NOT come through the speakers, however the sound will still work for headphones. Other troubleshooting tips for sound:

is your device connected to a bluetooth headset?
have you tried toggling the side switch back and forth?
is the volume in the app’s settings menu turned all the way up?


Using music and animated visuals to guide you to slower deeper breathing, Pranayama by Saagara enhances the way you feel and leaves you with more energy, stamina, and focus.

Breathe your way to better health with Pranayama.

What’s New

Version 2.9.1

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

Optimized for latest iOS version.
Bugs fixed.

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

extrahardcore ,

Easily earned a place on my homescreen 😊

Has been valuable with aiding my daily breathing exercise prior to my vocal traning/recording sessions so far. I'm especially fond of the ability to keep track of completed excercises.

I've also found this app to surprisingly help calmed and relaxed me much more effectively than any of the binaural wave apps I've been using too.

Dongoo45 ,

Really calming, easy to use, visual

I really like this app. I know in our Western culture we don’t pay attention to our breathing and just take it for granted. However our breathing rates and methods can have a huge effect on how calm we feel and things like high blood pressure. I find that using this app for 10 to 15 minutes makes me feel really calm. I would highly recommend it. I have no association with the developers but just wanted to encourage other people to try it. It’s simple and effective. All the best.

Mittuji ,

Great App

This app is just brilliant! I use it everyday. I am a yoga instructor and I use this in the class for pranayama practice - breathing exercises.

It is truly truly the best I have come across! The sound is perfect!

I must have recommended this app to all yoga practitioners (students).

The app works on both iPhone and iPad seamlessly

Apple Watch??

This is for the developer of the app.

Please I would very much appreciate of you could kindly make this app compatible and available for Apple Watch? It would be perfect. Just perfect!

Thanks so so much

App Privacy

The developer, Saagara, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

No Details Provided

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


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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