Long Deep Breathing
By Tech 2000 Inc.
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Relax now with Long Deep Breathing! The more slowly and deeply you breathe, the more calm you will become. This application offers a simple and always accessible way to learn and practice the Long Deep Breathing technique. Just a few minutes of practice during your busy days will make a major contribution to your health, longevity and happiness.
What is the effect of Long Deep Breathing? According to the ancient yogis, Long Deep Breathing will calm the mind, balance the emotions, and harmonize body, mind and spirit. Long Deep Breathing can be used in everyday situations where you want to be in control of your emotions and able to think clearly and act effectively. Long Deep Breathing is also used in meditation and in the practice of yoga exercises. With the practice of Long Deep Breathing, your normal breath capacity can be significantly increased. Breathing slowly and deeply will also improve your immune and lymphatic functions. If you do not expand the lungs to their full capacity the small air sacks (alveoli) in the lungs cannot clean their mucous lining properly. You often gradually accumulate toxic irritants and environmental pollutants in the lungs that can lead to infections and disease buildup. However, if you develop the habit of breathing deeply throughout the day, you will clean the lungs. The expansion and contraction of the diaphragm caused by Long Deep Breathing actually stimulates your lymphatic system and massages your internal organs, helping the body rid itself of toxins, and leaving more room in the cells for an optimal exchange of oxygen.
Long Deep Breathing is a fast way to trigger your parasympathetic nervous system, and induce a relaxed state in your body and mind. It is in this state that the body is able to heal and repair itself.
Long Deep Breathing also releases endorphins into the circulation system. Endorphins are our bodys natural painkillers. This can help relieve general aches and pains, as well as help to lower blood pressure. This application contains two bonus features:
Using Long Deep Breathing to Help Overcome Insomnia
Using Long Deep Breathing As A guided Meditation for Self-Healing
Adjustable Exercise Duration
Adjustable Breath Duration
Verbal Instruction Option
Screen Color Changes and other graphics
What's New in Version 1.4
The Long Deep Breathing App for iPhone can now be used for many more types of pranayam-breathing exercises. An Advanced options feature has been added that allows you to independently set the length of the inhale, hold-in, exhale and hold-out parts of the breath. Check out the One Minute Breath to dramatically calm feelings of anxiety and optimize the cooperation of your brain hemispheres!
We hope you benefit from this new feature. If you use and enjoy this App, please write a review. Thank you!
THE BEST BREATHING APP IN THE APP STORE!!
Been doing breath work for twenty years. This app is fantastic!!!!!!!!! Having to reset the breathing patterns every time you use this app is no big deal, it takes just seconds. The developers got it right, total control of inhale, exhale, breath retention, and beautiful simplistic graphics. This app is one of my all time favorites. After trying most of the breathing apps, and forced to chose just one, this would be the one. Wonderful job developers, God bless. It amazes me how people can find flaws in one of the best breathing apps in the App Store. Try some of the other breathing apps in the App Store with all there warts and than maybe there will be a better appreciation for this flawless, beautiful breathing app. UPDATE: After using this app for three years it's still my favorite breathing app. This beautiful breathing app makes your breathing exercises so relaxing. I believe the reason is the wonderful graphics and the wonderful chime sound. I believe this app is a wonderful health aid. Thank you again developers.
Wonderful app, but needs sound options
The app is great - it's clean and very simple and does what it is supposed to do (aside from the lost settings issue that other people have identified, but even that is manageable.)
There are also some great breathing instructions in the info section, that give you ways to use the timer most effectively.
My only issue with it is that I found the sound of the chime to be quite piercing and I had to stop using the app because it was ding-ding-dinging in my ear and getting me more wound up, rather than relaxed. Also, it is the same note for breathing in and breathing out, so if I got lost, I had to open my eyes and look at the screen
I'd suggest having some optional sounds, and some really mellow choices - two single notes plucked on a guitar, or two long cello tones, one going up and one coming down. No rainstorms or cricket fests or buzzers...the point is to be relaxed.
Thanks for a good app otherwise
Lets you just set breath duration (and automatically have it figure out ins, outs, and pauses) or lets you manually set all of those if you prefer.
The visual breathing "meter" is nice -- it's easier to pace your inhale/exhale when you know how far into the breath you are. I find my breathing is much smoother with this than with other apps.
If you tap the "i", there's all sorts of interesting information about deep breathing uses and practices.
I've tried several breathing apps, and this is quickly becoming a favorite.
The only thing I'd recommend adding is the ability to set a slowdown (gradually progress from 10 second breaths to 15 second during a session) the way you can in the "breathing zone" app, or buttons to quickly manually adjust breathing rate during a session -- some way to get slower over time as you get more relaxed.
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- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Dec 17, 2010
- Version: 1.4
- Size: 2.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Tech 2000, Incorporated
- © Khalsa Integrative Medicine, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.