by: Saagara • 1.1K
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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by Janel , Appszoom
Nov 06, 2013
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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.
>>> Health Benefits <<<
+ Falling asleep faster
+ Higher athletic endurance
+ Help managing asthma and COPD
+ Decreased blood pressure
+ Relief from headaches and migraines
+ Less stress and better mood
>>> Features <<<
- Both body and dial animations available
- 5 different sound settings
- An extensive breathing course from beginner through advanced (Full Version Only)
- Custom courses that allow up to 5 back-to-back breathing ratios (Full Version Only)
>>> Sound Not Working? <<<
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?
Breathe your way to better health with Pranayama.
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