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    Published: 2013-11-06, by .

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

    7.5
    • Can adjust breaths per minute
    • Aural and visual cues
    • Soothing chanting in the background
    • Works....?
    • Slightly hoodoo

    "Take a deep breath"

    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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    Nov 06, 2013

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    Users comments

    Alex Zarochentsev

    by Alex Zarochentsev

    Feb 04, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Perfect timer. It doesn't force breathing but make it easy to follow.

    Tania Bosak

    by Tania Bosak

    Jan 30, 2017  |  "Great"

    Great!!

    Mircea Bidian

    by Mircea Bidian

    Jan 21, 2017  |  "Great"

    Only one problem is here, the minut is 76 seconds. Maybe is time for an update! Is very ugly to try corelate the time with the second one from Saagara, where the minute is 60 seconds. Don't tell me here is not possible. Only ****

    Amfri Umi-Uchechi

    by Amfri Umi-Uchechi

    Aug 06, 2016  |  "Good"

    I have had this app for years, and it has been perfect. Some new updates cause my buttons to stick or not work. Please fix.

    Shanaj Shelley

    by Shanaj Shelley

    May 02, 2016  |  "Awesome"

    Works well in training to beath in longer and deeper

    Mike Langford

    by Mike Langford

    Oct 11, 2014  |  "Awesome"

    I can't think of anything that I would change about this app. I absolutely love it!