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Universal Breathing - Pranayama

By Saagara

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Download the most popular breathing app in the world!

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.


Falling asleep faster
Higher athletic endurance
Help managing asthma and COPD
Decreased blood pressure
Relief from headaches and migraines
Less stress and better mood


Saagara’s breathing apps have been used by hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world since 2008. Universal Breathing - Pranayama is Saagara’s newest guided breathing app. Read some our reviews for Universal Breathing - Pranayama:

“Favorite app. Very useful for relaxation and at night to help with insomnia.”

“I've used this app for a year at night to help me sleep and reduce stress. I couldn't be happier. “


Both body and dial animations available
5 different sound settings
An extensive breathing course from beginner through advanced
Custom courses that allow up to 5 back-to-back breathing ratios


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?


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.

Breathe your way to better health with Pranayama.

What's New in Version 2.9.0

New graphics. Updated for iOS 8.


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Customer Reviews

Great app; minor upgrades needed

This app is great for teaching and guiding breathing for health.


It has a ton of settings, so any level user can begin the app and work up to advanced breathing.

There are 3 levels. Each level has 3 stages and each stage has 2 options for a total of 18 preset programs. Even better, these preset programs can be played for 5-60 minutes, your choice.

You can also customize a program. The customization allows a lot of user control over the features: time, inhale length, exhale length, and hold lengths. It also allows you to set progressive increments of programs. I do this to build up to the advanced levels of breathing in a single session.

There is also a lot of concise educational information right here in the app with links to more.


I wish I could give it 4.75 stars because my con list is not worth a full star deduction. Here are the cons:

1. The app pauses if it is sent to the background. It needs to be able to run in the background.
2. It would be great if it could be programmed to open several times per day.
3. The tracking feature is off by one, so it tracks the wrong data. It also does not track 9 of the preset programs and it should.
4. There's no way to track customized sessions. This feature should be added, especially when the customized breathing programs follow the ratios from the standard preset programs.
5. There's no contact information in the help section.

64-bit update required

This app is good and I use it everyday. But this app may stop working very soon once there is a new iOS update release. Currently it is 32-bit and needs to be updates to 64-bit. Please update this app to 64-bit else it will stop working. I get a warning message every time I open this app. Please update this app.

Great app, but wish it would run in the background.

I really love using this app. I would give it five stars, but I wish that it would run in the background so I didn't have to leave the screen on and waste battery life. I only use the audio cues, so I have no need to look at the screen while it's running.

Universal Breathing - Pranayama
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $4.99
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.9.0
  • Size: 71.5 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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