What is Prana?
Prana is the first wearable which tracks both breathing and posture for many healthy benefits for body and mind. It helps us breathe and sit in a healthier way to profoundly reduce the daily stress we carry around.
- Tracks your diaphragmatic breathing and posture from a single location on your waistband
- Passive tracking gently notifies you when your breathing or posture can be improved
- Active training provides a fun and gamified way to retrain your breathing for rapid relief from stress and anxiety
- App works on both iOS and Android
Prana is designed to rapidly activate your body’s relaxation response through proper diaphragmatic breathing and good posture.
Prana: The Startup
Sleek and stylish, worn on the waist (1.25″ x 0.25″)
Up to 7 days rechargeable battery life, wireless charging station included
Train your breathing in our fun game mode
Advanced algorithms and breath evaluation engine, distinguishing between diaphragmatic and chest breathing
Tracks 10 distinct breath statistics and posture
Library of breath patterns to train against
Clinical mode with full breath analytics
Low energy bluetooth connection and push notifications to smartphones
Does it matter how we breathe?
Many recent medical studies suggest that how we breathe affects our health. The parameters of breath go well beyond a simple respiration rate statistic. Certain breath patterns have been shown to offer significant benefits, such as:
Relaxing the mind and body
Lowering blood pressure and heart rate
Helping to fall sleep
Reducing stress and anxiety
Strengthening the immune system
Helping with chronic pain
Activating the parasympathetic nervous system to avoid chronic fight or flight mode
Improving heart rate variability (HRV)
Even helping medical conditions such as Asthma and COPD
How does posture affect breathing?
Slouching reinforces bad breathing patterns, reducing air flow into the lungs.
How does Prana work?
Prana is your personal coach to breathe and sit better. Building on the latest research, Prana offers a library of beneficial breathing patterns from many traditions, including Yoga Pranayama, Tai Chi, and Buteyko. In our active training, you select a pattern which best fits your health goals, and Prana actively guides your breath in a fun new way. In our passive tracking, Prana can send occasional push alert reminders to breathe or sit better. Prana monitors the effects of posture on breath, and distinguishes between chest and belly breathing for a more complete picture of how we breathe. See our Science page for more.
Self-tracking doesn’t need to be boring. We designed Prana from the ground up to be an engaging and fun activity. In our active training mode, breathe your way to improved wellness by flying through our Zen Garden. Collect flowers by carefully controlling inhalations and exhalations, while maintaining good posture. You directly control the game character with your breathing, with the bird flying higher as you inhale, and lower as you exhale. Our library offers dozens of visualized breathing exercises for many distinct health benefits.
You spend nearly 100% of your life breathing – isn’t it time to pay attention to it?
We created Prana to be simple, easy, and intuitive to use. Not only will it track your passive breathing, but when you need that extra pick-me-up or wind down from your day, select an active training capsule that fits your mood, and experience benefits within as little as 3 minutes.