Universal Breathing - Pranayama 12+


Designed for iPad

    • 3.3 • 18 Ratings
    • $4.99



Download the most popular breathing app in the world!

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 display the Apple Watch app icon.

Optimized for latest iOS version.
Bugs fixed.

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Jjrahm ,


I’ve use this app for years, and recommended it to many friends. However, when I bring it up now it freezes my phone. Still works, but I can’t get it off the screen without shutting down the phone. This is an XR with the latest iOS. Please fix!! The developer meanwhile has frozen his contact options, you cannot get to him to ask for help in any way as far as I can tail.

MateoHalcon ,

Game changer

I originally heard about this app from Commander Mark Devine and the box breathing he teaches. It works great. With the full version of this app you can adjust the settings and label custom exercises. I set it to inhale 6 seconds; sustain (hold) 6 seconds; exhale 6 seconds; sustain 6 seconds. I labeled it “box breathing” and set the timer for 20 minutes as Devine suggests 5-20 minutes a day. It has a different tone for each portion of the cycle. As you get used to the different tones you can close your eyes and still stay on track with the cycle. I like to do this exercises sitting in the dark with my eyes closed. By now I know what part of the cycle I’m on based on the tone that it makes. I like to flip my phone upside down as the screen is really bright. (I suppose that would be my only suggestion to the developers is that you could turn the screen off while using this app.) After the 20 min of box breathing I follow up with a 15 min gratitude meditation from a different app. It is a bit time consuming but well worth the effort. It is a game changer when facing the day with clarity. Because I’m in a calm present state, over time it has significantly reduced anxiety and helped me connect and communicate with others. After I enjoyed the app for a while I explored it deeper and read all the suggestions for better breathing techniques. I have integrated these techniques into the “box breathing” with even better results. Thank you for this app!

RoninLeb ,

Very useful , But !!!!

This App is nice and very useful for people looking to improve their breathing and health in general.
But to get better results you should do it more then once a day, the problem is with everything going on around us we don’t remember to do it, so can you please add the possibility of Notifications or Reminders, this way we can set how times per day we would like to practice and the App will remind us when time comes for practicing .

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 can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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