Breathing activities have made it possible for the people to work on their tension converting it into a non-exhaustive formula. Breathe apps help in maintaining and understanding those formulas to the fullest. iBreathe is one of the most popular meditations and wellness apps that gives access to relaxation processes for the users.
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To breathe is to live. It is a natural phenomenon. For centuries, deep breathing has been an integral part of meditation practices. There are certain breathing techniques that are helpful in reducing stress, blood pressure, and improve lung capacity.
There are some best breathing apps available that help you achieve this goal and Breathe is one of them. Cognitive benefits of good breathing meditation techniques include improved focus, memory, and decision-making. Focus on the breath can help to bring about what Harvard Medical School calls a relaxation response which can be a way to combat stress. A 2018 study found that breathing exercises can boost attention, and the University of Michigan notes that deep breathing can help to reduce stress in your body.
‘Breathe’ is a free mobile phone app that “helps you reduce the physical symptoms of stress and anxiety by slowing down your breathing and your heart rate.
It is one of the most popular meditations and wellness apps, and has been downloaded more than 10 million times. It has down-to-earth, light-hearted, and relatable content that lets you breathe your immediate frustrations out. It has specific meditation techniques under unique heading such as:
+ Insanely Relatable & Specific Meditations like My Boss is a Jerk, My Family Drives Me Nuts, Coronavirus Anxiety, and Tax Season—Adulting Is Hard.
+ Self-care on Your Schedule: The app is organized to easily fit into your busy day (and life!) with intuitive sections, including Start Your Day, Take a Break, and Go to Sleep.
+ A to Z of Ways to Zzz: Breathe gives you the most ways to tune out, wind down, and drop off, including meditations, hypnotherapy, bedtime stories, music, and sounds.
+ From Zero to Zen: The 7-Day, 30-Day, and 90-Day learn to meditate programs introduce you to daily meditations that are easy-to-follow and soothing — most new meditators quickly find themselves hooked on the habit.
+ Music for every mood: DJ your day or ease into evenings with playlists you create.
Breathe features recommendations based on your goals, and a program for beginners.
It is a free app for android and iOS. It costs $12.95/monthly or $89.95/annually for a premium membership, or one-time purchase for lifetime membership ($149.95)
Apple offers another app with the same name–iBreathe. Earlier it had varying breathing techniques. Bu with the latest updates it has turned the Breathe app into a “Mindfulness” app with an immersive new animation and session type called “Reflect”. It is the technique of recalling your most relaxing moments and breathing through it. “Recall a time recently when you felt a sense of calm. Bring that feeling into this moment,” or “Reflect on one thing you’re grateful for and think about why you appreciate it so much.”
Building on existing sleep tracking, Apple is adding sleeping respiratory rate to the Apple Watch. This means it will be able to detect the number of breaths per minute while sleeping and then collate this data in the Health app on your iPhone. Apple says this feature will be available for developers with “permission” through HealthKit so they can incorporate it in their apps.