Breathing Zone - Relaxing Breathing Exercises

Developer: Breathing Zone

Current Version: 2.1

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 27 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.

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 Snow Leopard and Lion.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.7.2
Review by ProteusFinnerty

simple, inexpensive, pleasant, powerful - Although this app does nothing for you that you couldn't do by yourself with a decent stopwatch, it makes the experience of focusing on and altering the speed of your respiration simple and effective. The benefits of use are primarily psychological - reduced stress, better focus, increased calm and reserves of energy. A 5 minute or so exercise becomes a habitual source of health and energy tremendsously quickly, and it becomes clear within 2 or 3 uses how to use it most effectively, without more attention or dedication than it needs. This exercise is a pleasant experience first and foremost, and an effective remedy for the daily grind most of the time. While I know I could make do without it, I'm very grateful it's become one of the apps I use most frequently. It works, if not wonders, simply wonderfully well.

Found helpful by 14 out of 14 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.1
Review by AnthonyWA

Perfect save one detail - This app has been hugely helpful for me. It’s a reliably effective wellness tool. I have both the desktop and iPhone versions and love it. The only reason I’m not putting 5 stars is the app needs a distraction free mode where everything is hidden except for the color wheel. It would be amazing to use this app where all I see is a black screen and the beautiful, animated bloom. Seriously though, this app just saved me from having to sit through a panic attack and that's awesome. Also, in case the developer reads this. The contact form on the app website has a broken CAPTCHA.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 2.1
Review by dj phatmann

just a few additions to greatness - the only additions that would be helpful for this app would be a menubar controller and iCloud sync. If you set up a weekly goal, it’d be nice to have that reflected on all of your connected devices.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people