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.
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.
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 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.
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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
One of the best breathing apps
This app by far is one of the best breathing apps that I have tried. I like that the app is completely free and has no adds. I also like that this app is simple and easy to use. There is minimal settings to figure out and set. If there was one thing that I would want to change, I would change the session times. The longest you can go is 30 minutes and I would extend that to at least 1 hour. This app works by you selecting your session time and your breathing intervals. Once you selected those you are good to start your sessions.
I use this app to help me sleep at night and to center myself in the morning. This app is more suited for shorter sessions, but I use it for both short and long sessions when needed. This app has helped me be less anxious and stressed about my day. It gives me a good start and end to my day.
I think that this app is helpful for people who have stress and anxiety. By doing sessions a couple times a day, you could reduce your stress and anxiety. Also, this app helps people by giving them time to relax and to not think about their problems. I think people could start to see a difference in their stress and anxiety if they tried this app out. I also think that this app could help people who have panic attacks. If they feel a panic attack coming on they could open this app and start a session. The session then would calm them and maybe reduce the panic attack.
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 https://www.healthline.com/health/anxiety-exercises#muscle-tension. 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.
Calm and happy breathing,
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
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- Breathing App, LLC
- 58.8 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2020, Eddie Stern and Sergey Varichev