Ease your thoughts, relax your body, and revitalize your health with breathing meditation.
Simply Breathe engages you with calming interactive animations and sounds, combined with a social support system to encourage long-term stress reduction.
Relaxation techniques may be an effective part of an overall treatment plan for some stress-related disorders, including headaches, anxiety, high blood pressure, insomnia and others.1 Ask your doctor if Simply Breathe can help you.
Simple. Enjoyable. Therapeutic.
The interactive breathing exercises are like a simple game. Balance a ball in the center of the screen. As the ball grows, inhale. As the ball contracts, exhale. It really is that simple.
The secret to Simply Breathe’s effectiveness lies within it’s natural simplicity. A minimal experience focuses your attention and breath, so you can leave your thoughts and worries behind.
Research shows that relaxing music can help reduce stress, anxiety and blood pressure.2 Simply Breathe features songs and natural soundscapes to deepen your relaxation.
Custom for comfort.
Adjust your pace so you are breathing deeply and exhaling fully, but never out of breath. Set the incline of your phone so you can sit with a relaxed, healthy posture.
Within minutes, feel relaxed, calm and focused.
Practice the breathing exercises twice a day. Within your first exercise, you may notice immediate relief. You may think more clearly. You may feel surprisingly refreshed.
Over time you may find it easier to get the relaxation response you need with just a few deep breaths. On a crowded bus. In front of an audience. Be confident you can manage your stress.
A simple strategy for real change.
It’s no secret. To see real change in your stress, it must come from within. And even when it’s easy, it’s still hard to stick with it. Simply Breathe sets you up for long-term success.
Inspire your goal.Goals help us to see what is possible within ourselves. Set your goal inspiration as a subtle reminder of what really matters in your life.
Track your stress.Gain insight into your stress triggers, day-to-day. Simply Breathe allows you to track your stress and mood in a convenient and intuitive way.
Share your progress.Little victories often turn into big wins. Review a simple chart and statistics, and let your success motivate you. Share your progress with friends and family over Facebook or Twitter.
Smile often with simple tips.
Small gestures to send you in the right direction. Seeds of hope and reassurance for a better day. Simply Breathe offers daily inspirational tips and quotes on how to live a happier, healthier life.
Happiness is a choice you deserve
Smart relaxation today, better health tomorrow.
Stress is a common part of life, but it may be compromising your health. While everyone experiences stress at times, a prolonged bout of it can affect your health and ability to cope with life.3
A National Institutes of Health article says, “Chronic stress may play a role in developing high blood pressure, headaches, and stomach ache. Stress may worsen certain conditions, such as asthma. Stress also has been linked to depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses.”
“In contrast to the stress response, the relaxation response slows the heart rate, lowers blood pressure, and decreases oxygen consumption and levels of stress hormones. Because relaxation is the opposite of stress, the theory is that voluntarily creating the relaxation response through regular use of relaxation techniques could counteract the negative effects of stress.”4
- Without warning, stress occurs at any time, caused by events and changes in our lives.
- When under stress you may be using neck muscles to inhale, causing fast shallow breathing.
- A breathing rate that exceeds the metabolic demands of the body can result in low CO2 levels in the blood.
- Low CO2 levels narrow blood vessels and reduce the ability of hemoglobin to deliver vital oxygen to body tissue.
- Simply Breath can help to retrain breathing for a deep, balanced, and more relaxed rhythm.
Cenala has provided this material for your information. It is not intended to substitute for the medical expertise and advice of your primary health care provider. We encourage you talk with your health care provider if you are considering using breathing exercises for a particular health condition.
- “Stress and Relaxation Techniques: What the Science Says.” NCCAM Clinical Digest. National Institutes of Health, Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, DD Dec 2012. Web. 5 Jul 2013. http://nccam.nih.gov/health/providers/digest/relaxation-science.htm;
- “Relaxing music prevents stress-induced increases in subjective anxiety, systolic blood pressure, and heart rate in healthy males and females.” Knight WE, Rickard PhD NS. J Music Ther. 2001 Winter;38(4):254-72. PubMed PMID: 11796077. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11796077;
- “Managing Stress.” CDC Features, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 19 Dec 2012. Web. 6 Jul 2013. http://www.cdc.gov/features/handlingstress/;
- “Relaxation Techniques for Health: An Introduction.” NCCAM. National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, DD Feb 2013. Web. 5 Jul 2013. http://nccam.nih.gov/health/stress/relaxation.htm;