Essence is the world’s simplest breathing relaxation app.

Based on the proven 4-7-8 breathing technique, Essence’s minimalist user interface was crafted for peace and tranquility.

Relax. Breathe. Live.

What's New

Version 3.4.9

This update contains various improvements and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Helps reduce anxiety


I have anxiety, especially when it comes to doctors appointments. This app helps to keep you on track for deep breathing and helps reduce feelings of anxiousness. I have found that just 5 minutes a couple times a day really seems to help! I will be using this before my next doctor appointment and look forward to seeing if it decreases my anxiety levels. It’s an easy-to-use, no-brainer to download app. Thanks!

Great app


So simple to use without all that mental counting, which is contrary to relaxation & distracting.

Perfect for people with Anxiety


I have an anxiety disorder and this app is incredibly helpful for getting you in the right speed when you've been hyperventilating. The critique about how long the "hold" time is, is valid- and it takes about 5 minutes to get used to. I think most of us breathe really shallowly and quickly, so it feels uncomfortable when we switch to longer breaths. If it feels uncomfortable, push through it, and breathe in sloooooowly and out slooooowly. It shouldn't matter what your lung capacity is, just breathe slower if you have a smaller lung capacity. After about 5 minutes of this, you will settle into a rhythm and it won't be uncomfortable. This app relies on you to put an effort into relaxing.


Rudolf Adamkovic
9.9 MB
Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 11.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Rudolf Adamkovič


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