Pranayama Free

Pranayama Free

50,000 - 100,000 downloads

Pros
  • Can adjust breaths per minute
  • Aural and visual cues
  • Soothing chanting in the background
  • Works....?
Cons
  • Slightly hoodoo
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Expert's Review
7.5
Great

"Take a deep breath"

Reviewed by / Nov 06, 2013

Slow breathing exercises to lower stress and increase general well-being

I don't know much regarding New Age hoodoo (nor that voodoo that you do), but I do know I'm a big fan of breathing. Saagara's Pranayama app purports to take this oxygen addiction of mine to the next level with graduated, meditative breathing exercises.

The app is actually pretty cool - select your desired pace of breathing (from slow to slower to slowest), and the timer will count down six minutes of guidance. Inhale and exhale based on the rotating circle, or simply listen to the shifts in the musical tones and breathe along with them. The aural cues mean you can easily close your eyes and meditate while following the slow breathing patterns.

I tried this in the office immediately after downing a shot of espresso (good morning!), and, shockingly, it actually seemed to work. I felt myself growing more aware of my heartbeat and simply focusing in general. I don't know if it was because I normally breathe like a hummingbird or if it can be attributed to the soothing effects of the chanting, but I liked it (would breathe again).

The free version of the app only includes the "Beginner" setting. You'll have to pony up for the more hardcore modes.

Saagara's Pranayama takes respiration to a whole new level.

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Developer's original description available here
This is the free version of 'Universal Breathing: Pranayama'

Stressed? Balance your life and experience a relaxed meditative state to relieve your daily stresses and tensions. Pranayama's simple and intuitive guide to deep breathing features a progressive course based on the principles of yoga, to help you find balance and stress relief.

Combining the power of breath with technology, Pranayama is an easy way of improving your health and reducing stress. 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.

* * HEALTH BENEFITS * * * *

Even practicing slow breathing for only 15 minutes a day can reduce stress and stress-related illnesses. Pranayama has been used by people for the following potential health benefits to help with:
1) Migraines
2) High Blood Pressure
3) Depression
4) COPD
5) Asthma
6) Improves overall stamina and fitness

**Please ensure you have a high spec phone for best performance**
**Also available on the Mac and PC**
Tested on:
Samsung Galaxy Tab
Acer Iconia
HTC Desire
HTC Desire HD
HTC Inspire 4G
HTC EVO
Nexus One
Samsung Fascinate
Motorola Droid
HTC G2

Recently changed in this version

Screen time out issue resolved


Comments and ratings for Pranayama Free
  • (64)

    by krish moorthy on 05/10/2014

    Good

  • (64)

    by Juliana Q on 30/09/2014

    I use this app to relax before I go to bed and sometimes I fall asleep and next day my phone has no battery because the screen will stay on with full light, it drains the battery with the 'screen stay awake' function. I would definitely rate 5 star if app would stay active with the screen off/locked. And I won't buy it before this problem is fixed. Thanks for the awesome app!

  • (64)

    by savita nendurge on 26/09/2014

    Very good

  • (64)

    by Linda Sweetman on 11/09/2014

    Helps a lot

  • (64)

    by Prem Gehlot on 11/09/2014

    Pl. Download this for healthy health

  • (64)

    by Anil Kothe on 05/09/2014

    Very nice..but costly too

  • (64)

    by Mona Almarri on 13/08/2014

    Love it