Scroll down for resources that include videos of the Dr. Brown and Dr. Gerbarg explaining the science and demonstrating the exercises, tools to pace your breathing, further reading, and guidance on sharing these exercises with children.
Tools to Pace Your Breathing
TONES audio track (3, 4, 5 and 6 cycles per minute).Download from naturalsinger.com/5-breaths A donation is suggested; half of the proceeds go to the Breath Body Mind Foundation!
BELLS audio track (25 minutes of 5 breaths/minute) Available on Amazon Prime’s Music, Apple Music, and Spotify. To locate the “2 bells” track: Search for the album “Respire 1 Coherence.”
There are a number of apps available for iOS and Android to time breathing. Two examples are below.
Breathing Zone ($2.99) – Can set the breath rate, different sounds (for iPhones only)
Breath2Relax – Has visual as well as auditory prompts, can adjust breath rate; only does 16 cycles (about 3 minutes)
If you have an AppleWatch, the Breathe app can be adjusted from 4 to 10 breaths per minute.
HOW IT WORKS: June 2020 presentation at Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Includes an explanation of the science by Dr. Gerbarg and demonstration by Dr. Brown. See also the interviews and videos posted to the Breath-Body-Mind web site.
BREATHING PRACTICES TAUGHT BY DR. BROWN: Below is a brief (12 min) introduction to the experience of coherent breathing. Go here for a full (52 minute) session that includes standing and seated breathing exercises.
Richard P. Brown and Patricia Gerbarg, The Healing Power of the Breath book and CD set. Print and e-book available on Amazon.com. Copies are available for loan from the Westchester Library System and can be purchased at Interest Group sessions. Spanish edition released at the end of 2021!
Located here are several articles provided by Dr. Gerbarg and Dr. Brown for those who wish to explore the underlying science. DO see the video below to hear Dr. Gerbarg explain the science and impact of Breath-Body-Mind!