In today’s world of texting, facebook, twitter, and more, focusing on what matters can be difficult. Breathe Daily™ is designed to help people develop mindfulness, the skill of reflecting upon experiences instead of automatically responding to them, through the meditative exercise of focusing on counting breaths. Research on meditation suggests that continued, skillful practice can help address anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders.
Use Breathe Daily by touching the screen while inhaling and releasing while exhaling. Count each inhalation, and on the tenth, slide your finger before releasing and exhaling. Consistently performing this exercise for five minutes a day is a first step towards cultivating mindfulness. Distractions are normal while practicing; accept them and refocus on counting your breaths. At the end of your 5 or 15 minute session, Breathe Daily reports your success in counting your breaths.
A Mu Studios application
Development by Kevin Harris, Nathan Patterson, & Matthew Gaydos
Journal font by Fontourist
Calming Elegance by Jared C. Balogh
gong sound effect by BOSS MUSIC
Icon base by longtrekhome
Special thanks to Daniel Levinson, the Holistic Life Foundation, Yoonsin Oh, & Emily Patterson
More about Meditation and Mindfulness
- Lutz, A, Dunne, J.D., and Davidson, R.J. (2007). Meditation and the neuroscience of consciousness: An introduction. In P.D. Zelazo, M. Moscovitch, and E. Thompson (Ed.), The Cambridge handbook of consciousness (pp. 497-549). Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press. [PDF] [Amazon]
- McGonigal, K. (2011). The Willpower instinct: How self-control works, why it matters, and what you can do to get more of it. New York:Penguin Group. [Amazon]
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