There are many times in a day where you may find yourself feeling stressed, over-whelmed, and just not very relaxed so here's a way you can use breathing exercises to help you calm down. The Breathe and Relax app has been created for your iPad and give you instructions on how to go about proper breathing techniques that are able to improve your overall health and cut down on the stress you feel. It's amazing that something so simple as breathing can have such a big impact on your personal health.
There are a number of health benefits for both the mind and your body when you take part in relaxation and healthy breathing techniques. The Breathe and Relax app takes an in-depth look at forming this habit so that when you start feeling the symptoms of stress and anxiety you can react in a healthy way. Breathing techniques can help with stress, fatigue, relaxation, even helping you focus better. The app offers a number of breathing reminders with voice prompts, audio, and voice-guided exercises to make the process smooth for users.
The app was last updated almost two years ago when there was a repeat function added to the reminders. The app currently has four out of five stars from users but the comments are more mixed. It seems as though some users have experienced stability issues with the app.
The user interface is simple and relaxing
Learning the Techniques
In the Breathe and Relax app you are given three different tools in which to learn breathing techniques. There are breathing exercises that you can perform by following along with the voice-guided instructions. These exercises are meant to teach users how to breathe in an easy and regular way. It is meant to find your body's own natural breathing rhythm. There are also four breathing break audios. The four offered are deep breathing, basic breath awareness, belly breathing, and pleasure breathing. Again just follow along with the audio. Finally there are breathing reminders that are meant to remind you to focus on your breathing throughout the day. You can set the reminders to whatever duration you want and use silent mode, sounds, or voice prompts.
This app takes a really simple approach and uses a user interface that is calming and soothing. Overall it's a nice offering, and while there's no guarantee you'll suddenly find yourself relaxed they are techniques that certainly don't hurt to learn.