The breathing app I mentioned earlier.

So the first thing I’m gonna do is I will post here the breathing exercises themselves.

I recommend to take a loot at the first and the eighth exercises.

All exercises are performed necessarily with breathing through the nose and without noise. Before and after the complex, control measurements are performed: MP (maximum pause) and pulse. Normally for adults, the MP is satisfactory for 30 seconds, for wells it is 60 seconds, for excellent — 90 seconds. The pulse is satisfactory — 70 beats per minute, for good — 60 beats / min. Excellent — 50 beats per minute. For children of middle and senior school age, MP is normally 1/3 less, pulse at 10 beats / min. more. For children of preschool and primary school age, MP is 2/3 less, the pulse rate is 20 beats / min. more.
Perform a set of exercises preferably on an empty stomach.
1. Breathe only with your belly.
Do not move the chest. 5 sec — inhale, 5 sec — exhale, 5 sec — pause, do not breathe, relax as much as possible. Repeat 10 times.
2. Breathe only with your chest.
The stomach is not involved. 5 sec — inhale filling the upper parts of the lungs, 5 sec — exhale. 5 sec — pause, do not breath, keep the chest relaxed as much as possible. Repeat 10 times.
3. Diaphragmatic and chest breathing together.
7.5 sec — inhale, begin with a diaphragm and then fill the chest. 7.5 sec — exhale, begin with a chest and end with a diaphragm. 5 sec — paus. Repeat 10 times.
4. Point massage of the points of the nose at the maximum pause. Do it just once.
5. Full breath through the right, then the left half of the nose 10 times.
6. Retraction of the abdomen.
7.5 sec — fully inhale, 7.5 sec — fully exhale, 5 sec — paus, retract and hold the abdominal muscles. Repeat 10 times.
7. Maximum ventilation of lungs (MVL).
Perform 12 full quick inhales and exhales in 1 minute. This each inhale and exhale equals to 2.5 sec. Do it just once.
8. Rare breathing.
A) 5 sec — inhale, 5 sec — exhale. 5 sec. — pause. 4 breaths per minute. Do this step for 1 minute. Then without stopping perform the next step.
B) 5 sec — inhale, 5 sec — inhale pause, 5 sec — exhale, 5 sec — exhale pause. 3 breaths per minute. Do this step for 2 minutes.
B) 7.5 sec — inhale, 7.5 sec — inhale pause, 7.5 sec — exhale, 5 sec — exhale pause. 2 breaths per minute. Do this step for 3 minutes.
D) 10 sec — inhale, 10 sec — inhale pause, 10 sec — exhale, 10 sec — exhlae pause. 1.5 breaths per minute. 4 minutes.
E) Continue adding 2.5 seconds for each next step. A good result is 1 breath per minute.
9. Double pause.
First, inhale and do a maximum pause. Then exhale and do a maximum pause on exhale. Do it once.
10. Ihale maximum pause while sitting. Repeat 3–10 times.
A) Ihale maximum pause while walking on the spot. Repeat 3–10 times.
B) Ihale maximum pause while running on the spot. Repeat 3–10 times.
B) Ihale maximum pause while squatting. Repeat 3–10 times.
11. Surface breathing.
Find a comfortable sitting position. Start bearthing with your chest and relax.
Gradually reduce the volume of an ihhale and exhale. It should be almost invisible breathing or breathing at the level of the nasopharynx. During such breathing there will be a slight lack of air, then an average or even strong, confirming that the exercise is being performed correctly. Perform the surface breathing for 3–10 minutes.

The simple version is to start programming from the first step.

The hardest step is the 8th step and that is the reason I want to have an app in the first place. It is hart to count the time using a watch.

I’m gonna start breaking the eighth step.

A) 5 sec — inhale, 5 sec — exhale. 5 sec. — pause. 4 breaths per minute. Do this step for 1 minute.
B) 5 sec — inhale, 5 sec — inhale pause, 5 sec — exhale, 5 sec — exhale pause. 3 breaths per minute. Do this step for 2 minutes.
B) 7.5 sec — inhale, 7.5 sec — inhale pause, 7.5 sec — exhale, 5 sec — exhale pause. 2 breaths per minute. Do this step for 3 minutes.

So, the requirements are:

  1. It should have a start button to start the counting.
  2. The start button should become the stop button.
  3. On each finished cycle the length of breathing should increased by 2.5 seconds and extend and a timer for each step by 1 minute.
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