Breathing Exercise

With a proper breathing exercise, you are preparing for apnea. In this exercise, you breathe in, hold your breath, breathe out, and then hold the empty lung. You repeat the whole process several times. There are different types of breathing:

Diaphragmatic breathing
With the diaphragmatic breathing you can see how the belly is lifted by inhalation and lowered when exhaled. The rib muscles do not move. You can control it best if you put a hand on your belly while breathing. You feel the up and down movements of the abdominal.

Thoracic breathing
Thoracic breathing let the ribs move. You can check with one hand on the ribs. The ribs move up and down. Try this breathing once in combination with and once without the abdominal breathing.

Clavicular inhalation
With this breathing, you pull the air into the lungs right under the collarbone.

Flank breathing
With flanks breathing you concentrate on breathing in a lung wing. When you breathe, you stretch the body side, where you want to breathe into the lung flank. When you breathe out, you release the stretch again and return to the starting position. You can also close a nasal hole, the one on the opposite side of which you breathe into the lung wing. Through powerful inhalation through the nose you feel the one-sided increased effort the rib muscles.

Full breathing
Full breathing is the most important form of breathing when diving. Here, you use all forms of breathing at once to fill the lung to a maximum.

You can perform breathing exercises in different variations:

  • With full breathing at short intervals you come close to hyperventilation. Try it out, but make sure you notice signs like dizziness in time.
  • With your diaphragmatic breathing and longer intervals, you will calm down and lower your pulse. This should be done right before the dive. Make sure you breathe longer than breathe. Exhalation slows down the pulse, inhaling accelerates it.
  • The in- and exhalation through a nose wing strengthens the breathing of the corresponding lung wing.
  • With only partially filled lung you can strengthen the respiratory stimulus and strengthen the CO2 tolerance.
  • In lying / sitting / standing or moving, you can either calm down or intensify your breathing again. On the move is the Apnoe Walk.

There are numerous other variations from the area of ​​Yoga or Paranamaya. On the Internet, you’ll find it safe. The advantage of the exercise is that you can use it anytime and anywhere.


In the app you can make the following settings:

  • Breath Settings
    1. Use Personal Best
      When you use your Personal Best to calculate your settings, the following values are assumed:

      Breath In Time: PB / 30
      Breath In Hold: PB / 10
      Breath Out: PB / 20
      Breath Out Hold: PB / 30

      When you have not yet saved a Personal Best, 120 seconds are assumed. This results in the following settings:

      Breath In Time: 4 seconds
      Breath In Hold: 12 seconds
      Breath Out Time: 6 seconds
      Breath Out Hold: 4 seconds
    2. Breath In
      Time in seconds for breath in
      No comma values are valid
    3. Breath In Hold
      Time in seconds for breath in hold
      No comma values are valid
    4. Breath Out
      Time in seconds for breath out
      No comma values are valid
    5. Breath Out Hold
      Time in seconds for breath out hold
      No comma values are valid
  • Misc
    1. Haptic Feedback
      When your device supports vibration, this is used for feedback.
    2. Audio Feedback
      Timing every 15 seconds and countdown from 5 seconds – if the time settings are shorter, no audio feedback occurs.
    3. Sound Feedback
      Sound is played during the breath in and breath out, so you do not have to look at the display.
    4. Music Playlist
      During the training the music playlist is played in a loop.
    5. Camera Recording
      Once you have given the app permission, the training can be recorded with the camera and the microphone.
                      Playback occurs immediately after the training.