Soundscapes for Resonance Breathing and HRV Biofeedback Training
Yudemon’s first soundscape is now available
Last week I published the results of a self-study using different soundscapes during HRV training. The full soundscape I developed for this purpose, and specifically designed for my resonance frequency, showed an HRV increase of over 20% compared to silence.
You can find the full details of this study — as well as my reasoning behind the sound design — in this article:
The Effects of Music on HRV Biofeedback Training
A self-study, and initial considerations on sound design for resonance breathing
I have now created a version of this soundscape adjusted for a range of different resonance frequencies between 5 and 6.5 breaths per minute.
You can find the soundscape on Spotify, as well as any other major music provider and streaming platform.
If you know your resonance frequency, pick that one and breathe along to it. If you don’t know your resonance frequency, start with 6.0 breaths per minute and change to slower or faster ones depending on what feels comfortable.
The sonic cues allow you to close your eyes while practicing (if you like) and time your breath based on the sounds.
It’s probably quite obvious, but the rising melody marks the inhale, and the falling melody the exhale. There are also cymbals at the beginning of the inhale and exhale to mark the transition even more clearly.
I would LOVE to hear your feedback on this soundscape.
How did it feel? Did you notice any difference compared to breathing in silence? If you have the means to do so, could you even quantify the difference?
Ultimately the “true” Yudemon experience will be reactive and immersive, with the soundscapes adjusting on the fly to your current bio-data. But I still think there is value in these static soundscapes as well, and I am hoping to release more in the future.