Pranayama

“Prana” means energy, “Ayama” means “control”. This exercise is intended to provide conscious control over breathing.

In contrast to the breathing exercises which concentrates on all four phases of breathing – inhalation, holding, exhaling, holding – Pranayama concentrates on breathing out and / or breathing in.

A longer exhalation phase has a soothing effect, reducing the pulse and blood pressure. This exercise can be used in stressful situations or just before a dive.

A longer inhaled phase will help to increase heart rate and blood pressure, and will make us active.

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.

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

      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
    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
  • 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.