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iPhone Apps to Help you Breathe

written by: Arnold Zafra•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 11/3/2010

Having trouble breathing? Or do you need to calm down most of the time due to stress caused by various factors? Well, as the saying goes, there's an app for that. In fact, we've reviewed five of these iPhone apps to help you breathe. Find out which of these breathing iPhone apps can really help you.

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    Breathing Zone - Relaxing Breathing Exercises

    breathing zone Here's a simple and yet pretty effective breathing exercise. This will take you only 5 minutes to do and soon enough you can start enjoying the deep relaxation and other health benefits of slow therapeutic breathing. Using a clinically proven therapeutic breathing technique, this app decreases your heart rate, and over time can even help you lower your high blood pressure. What's good about this app is that it does not require any complicated settings and breathing patterns. You just need to breathe in and out according to the voice instructions and visual guide provided by the app. The app also can create a personalized breathing program for you. Other features of this app include - intuitive animated breathing guide, choice of 4 calming guide sounds, timed sessions, and weekly target tracks. (Price: $2.99) (Download link)

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    Long Deep Breathing

    long deep breathing This breathing iPhone app provides a simple and yet always accessible way for learning and practicing long deep breathing techniques. It only requires a few minutes of practice during your busy day and you can reap the benefits immediately on your health, longevity and happiness. Long deep breathing can be used in meditation and in the practice of yoga exercises. Other benefits that you can reap from long deep breathing include - fast way of triggering your parasympathetic nervous system, releases endorphins into the circulation system, help overcome insomnia, and guided meditation for self-healing. Other features of the app include - adjustable exercise duration, adjustable breath duration, verbal instruction option, audible chime, and screen color changes and other graphics. (Price: $0.99) (Download link)

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    Tactical Breathing Trainer

    tactical breathing trainer From this app's name alone, you'll know that the developer meant business when this app was created. True enough, this breathing iPhone app can be used to gain control over physiological and psychological responses to stress. It can help you learn to gain control of your heart rate, emotions, concentration, and other physiological and psychological responses through repetitive practice and training. Interestingly enough, many of the breathing techniques discussed in this app were provided by army personnel. Features of this app include - tutorial on how to use tactical breathing, practice mode, settings page, about page, excerpt page, and built-in web browser. (Price: $0.99) (Download link)

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    breathpacer This breathing iPhone app would not have been cited by so many tech blogs if it was not really good. It's a powerful breathing guide that can help you in reducing stress and experience deep relaxation. Basically, what this app does is to help you practice proper therapeutic breathing. Its other features include - smoothly animated visual breathing cues, soothing rain sounds, flexibility in choosing your own inhale, exhale and hold pace, individualized therapeutic breathing algorithm, option to gradually reduce your breathing rate, and the ability to play your own music. (Price: $2.99) (Download link)

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    YOGAmazing - Breathe

    yogamazing Featuring fully customizable breathing exercises, this breathing iPhone app helps you create your own breathing patterns or follow traditional ones. The app combines the power of breath with technology, and took its inspiration from yoga. It enhances the way you feel and leaves you with more energy, stamina, and focus through music and animated visuals. The app's unique features include - it does counting for you to help you focus on awareness and technique, music cues that use distinct tones, and a structured course for gradually reducing your breathing rate. (Price: $2.99) (Download link)