Breathing Zone Free - Relaxing Breathing Exercises

Developer: Breathing Zone

Current Version: 2.1

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 27.9 MB - Download


Breathing Zone is a simple and effective guided breathing exercise. In just 5 minutes you can start to enjoy the deep relaxation and other health benefits of slower therapeutic breathing.

• Recommended by Harvard Health Newsletter.
• Recommended by Techland.
• Recommended by Lifehacker.

This free version of Breathing Zone has the following limitations:
• Session length limited to 5 minutes.
• Target breathing rate can't be lower than 5bpm.

For an even more relaxing experience, purchase the full version of Breathing Zone.

Breathing exercises have been shown to help reduce stress, improve your mood, and make you feel more relaxed and energized. Now with Breathing Zone, there's an easy breathing exercise that anybody can do.

Breathing Zone uses a proven therapeutic breathing technique that decreases your heart rate, and over time can even help lower ♥ High Blood Pressure.

There are no complicated settings and no difficult breathing patterns to master. All you need to do is breathe in and out according to the guide. Anyone can it.

• Easy to follow voice instructions.
• Intuitive animated breathing guide.
• 5 calming ♬ Guide Sounds
• Timed sessions from 5 to 30 minutes.
• Weekly Target tracks your therapeutic breathing minutes.

➤ Read More:

Clinical studies in the Journal of Human Hypertension and the American Journal of Hypertension have shown that doing therapeutic breathing for 45 minutes a week can help lower High Blood Pressure.

➤ Harvard Health Newsletter
"This app employs the phone's microphone to assess your breathing, then establishes a realistically reduced "Target Rate." You can choose an audio accompaniment and set the length of your relaxation session. You then breathe in and out in sync with an image that pulsates at a gradually slower pace."

➤ Techland
"If you find yourself becoming overagitated calm yourself with Breathing Zone, a handy iPhone app that'll help keep the typical stress of fomenting unrest somewhat in check."

➤ Lifehacker
"If you're a bit stressed or anxious, it's a good way to help you alleviate those feelings in just a few minutes."

➤ Jessica Garrett Mills, PhD
Breathing Zone takes the guess work out of meditation. It’s completely devoid of any new-agey-ness that might rub some folks the wrong way. It’s basically just guided breathing.


Release Notes:

Now works with OS X Snow Leopard and Lion.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.7.2
Review by TCMerrill

Great App, why upgrade - This is a message more to the developers. You have a fine program here and as far as I can tell, the only difference between the Free version and the Paid version is the duration of sessions that are limited to / fixed at 5 minutes in the free version. I would encourage you to identify all other improvements that the paid version has over it's free sidekick so that users of the free version can clearly see why they would want to upgrade.

Found helpful by 30 out of 33 people
Version 1.7.1
Review by Alex Hamilton

But wait--there's more (by "more" we mean "less") - I don't mind admitting from the outset that if you don't already have version 1.7, this review might not help you. It's more about principle than product evaluation, so you can stop reading right now and get back to more important work--like writing things on friends' walls or hurling birds at green pigs. Let me get this straight: this update does nothing but cut the session length to five minutes (down from 60)? No bug fixes? No additional features? Just... less? Hmmm. I think the version I have right now is working just fine, thanks. If you want anyone to pay for the "full" version, then offer it with more compelling features than the free version you've already let people download. It doesn't take an MBA to figure that out. But instead you offer an update that has less capability than what it replaces? Wow, keep enticing me.

Found helpful by 8 out of 8 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.1
Review by Lunaravekitten

breathe in? breathe out. - helps with breathing. it was hard before

Found helpful by 6 out of 12 people
Version 2.1
Review by kstonz

Breathing - I am a chronic pain sufferer. In pain clinics that I've attended, they've used bio-feed back as a pain relieving tool. i hope this will work similar to that tech.

Found helpful by 19 out of 40 people