The Breathing App 4+

Edwin Stern

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 293 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

4.7 out of 5
293 Ratings

293 Ratings

abnormal girly ,

Breathing app review

Meditation and guided breathing apps can be helpful in moments of mild to moderate anxiety when it’s harder to hear your own inner guide. This app use methods that are helpful but,using a breathing sound, when you inhale that higher the sound gets and when you exhale the lower the sound gets. One thing that I liked was that the app also gave a visual of a ball that you follow during the practice. The visual of the ball is when the ball gets bigger you in inhale when I get smaller you exhale. These apps work by clearing your mind if someone is having trouble managing their anxiety or having a panic attack, they can use this app to calm their breathing. Also this app can be useful for someone that is having panic attacks they might be worried about having another one. These breathing apps are made to prevent you worrying about having another one and calm to relax your body.

Developer Response ,

Hey Abnormal Girly,

Thank you so much for the great review! We're happy to hear that our app is helping you to calm down, manage anxiety, better control of panic attacks. I know how it feels to have a panic attack. The breathing is the tool which always with you. In addition to breathing, you can try muscles relaxation technic And eye movements (EMDR) practice. It helps to stop 'Amygdala hijack'. The amygdala is primarily involved in the processing of emotions and memories associated with fear.
You're awesome!!!

Calm and happy breathing,

ClubEd ,

Just right

I tried 7 different apps for breathing, and this is one of the two I will keep for everyday use. It is straightforward and easy. I like the tone guidance- not jarring like a ding, not a voice repeatedly saying inhale/exhale- which is anything but relaxing. This app has the best audio option, and the best visual option for timing/guiding breaths in the least intrusive and most effective way. Some days I concentrate on yogic breaths and other days it is just regular breaths, but the guide works effectively for either. The other app I am keeping is for box breathing, which paces you to hold your breath for intervals. So if you added that kind of box or other types of hold your breath at intervals option, this excellent app would be even better. Thanks

1H.2L ,

❤️ this app!

I love almost everything about this app! The UI is uncomplicated. There is nothing frustrating about using the app, which is is nice, ya know since it is an app that’s supposed to help elicit calmness. The app nails it on that front!

It has two visualization options: one is a ball enlarging and shrinking to match inhale and exhale. The other is a still of a starlit night with a mountain and river/lake.

The session can be set from 1 minute to thirty minutes.

There are two musical notes that play during the session. The higher note is for the inhale, and the lower note is for the exhale. The high note isn’t really high, only higher than the note for exhaling. The sounds are pleasant.

My only complaint is I wish that the inhale/exhale time was fine tunable. As it sits, there are six preset options. The longest is 5 seconds in and 7 seconds out. I have to speed up my breathing to keep the pace of the tone. I would like it if they kept the presets and also offered a slider for those of us who fall outside of the norms so that we can fine tune the times and customize the inhale/exhale to better suit individual needs.

Overall, this is a great app🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the review! We're very happy to hear such warm words. Indeed, our focus was/is on the simplicity ❤️
We're working on a new version of the app with more ratios and different types of breathing practices.

Let me know what is your comfortable breathing ratio? If you are interested in testing new designs please ping me at

Thanks and happy breathing,

App Privacy

The developer, Edwin Stern, 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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