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What is Prana?

Prana is the complete wearable platform for training any at-rest breathing exercise using live sensor feedback (device + gamified mobile app). Prana can detect and guide both diaphragmatic breathing and upright posture as part of its comprehensive training program. Session times are as short as two minutes to feel a difference. Prana uses a patented retracting and self-adjusting belt to conveniently fit any body size and reliably track breathing.

If you can breathe it, Prana can train it

Simple and engaging to use, Prana brings to life any breathing exercise, guiding you to breathe the right way for many medically-studied benefits* including:

  • Stress and Anxiety Relief
  • Improved Sleep
  • Enhanced Focus and Productivity
  • Lowering blood pressure (*see the studies on our Science page)
  • Improving lung capacity

Prana trains over 80 distinct breathing
exercises tracked in real-time

If you want to benefit from breathwork, or have already tried it but found it hard to stick to or confusing, Prana is the right wearable for you. Whether you use it for 2 minutes or 15 minutes daily, Prana is designed to help you get the most out of a controlled breathing session, noticeably lowering stress, increasing focus, or even helping to fall asleep. You’ll know you’re breathing consistently, diaphragmatically, and at the right pace and breath pattern to best meet your specific breathing goals, all tracked in real-time with immediate corrective feedback including posture monitoring.

Prana is the only wearable which trains over 80 scientifically validated interactive breathing exercises, with real-time feedback to keep you engaged. Need an energy boost? We’ve got multiple exercises for that without involving a cup of coffee. Feeling anxiety or stress? We’ve got you covered with many proven breathwork techniques to help quickly calm you down. Same for sleep, focus, and other targeted aspects of health and wellness.

Prana’s breathing exercises are organized into 6 major categories:

  • Relaxation
  • Sleep
  • Energy
  • Lung Capacity
  • Focus
  • Health
    (Includes COPD, asthma, and blood pressure breathing exercises)

Main Features

What it Tracks

In Tracking mode, Prana monitors your passive breathing in the background as you work, and alerts you to help break unconscious breathing habits which contribute to stress. Tracking detects:

  • Stressed breathing
  • Faster than normal breathing
  • Email apnea (unnatural pauses in breathing often due to stress)
  • Unusual exhalation to Inhalation ratio (also a stress indicator)
  • Average and real-time respiration rates

Haptic Training

In Training mode, Prana guides breathing exercises with simple to follow vibration cues. Prana detects if you stray from the pattern, and alerts you with an extended vibration.

  • Inhale when you feel a pulse
  • Exhale when you feel a double-pulse
  • More complex breathing patterns with breath-holding times (retention or after exhale) also supported with similar vibration cues.

Visual Training

If you prefer to keep your eyes open, Prana also offers a lightly gamified visual training mode for any breathing exercise. Your inhales and exhales control the movement of an animated character to follow the target breathing patterns through many changing background environments. Slouching optionally pauses movement.


"Not only do you get a variety of ways to track and train, but everything is polished and works flawlessly. And it's all extremely simple to use."

Gadgets & Wearables
  • - Simple to use, works well
  • - Multiple ways of wearing it
  • - A plethora of breathing exercises
  • - Beautiful app
  • - Gamification
DESIGN 8.0/10
EASE OF USE 9.0/10

"You won’t find another wearable on the market that does quite what the Prana does."


How We Breathe Matters

According to dozens of recent medical studies, specific breathing exercises have shown significant benefits for widespread health issues including:

  • Stress and anxiety
  • High blood pressure
  • Insomnia and other sleep disorders
  • Concentration/Focus issues
  • Chronic pain
  • Low energy
  • Depression
  • Mood disorders
  • COPD
  • Asthma
  • PTSD
  • Low HRV (heart rate variability)

While breathing exercises aren't a cure, they offer an important underutilized resource for making a noticeable positive difference as evidenced by dozens of these studies (please see our Science page for references). Prana helps you breathe according to the same beneficial techniques, while adding real-time sensor feeback so you know you're breathing the right way, and feel more engaged to stay with the process. Prana can complement the use of many existing respiratory devices such as spirometers and pulse oximeters which don't offer the features of our platform.

Another common theme from the latest medical research are the benefits of diaphragmatic breathing. Prana’s sensors and unique retractable design are optimized to train and track this form of breathing, helping you use more of your lung capacity to deliver more oxygen to your bloodstream. For many of us today, stress has caused the source of breathing to shift upwards, with chest or accessory muscles shallowly inflating the lungs. Prana helps retrain this bad habit.

Additional Wellness Features

Prana Trains Complete Posture

A strong connection between posture and breathing has been emphasized by numerous traditions for thousands of years. The basic idea is that good posture facilitates good breathing by improving the mobility of your diaphragm. This is why we engineered the Prana wearable to optionally track your posture during your breath training sessions, giving you a powerful and integrated new way to train these important measures together.

Prana’s unique retractable design allows it to be easily worn on either your lower or upper back to give you a more complete posture training workout compared even to posture-dedicated wearables. Prana does not require any adhesive tapes or reliance on tight clothing to get the job done.

Bad posture habits can manifest in multiple ways. During prolonged sitting, slumping can originate both in your upper or lower back. Your shoulders can wilt forward and your upper back can slump, or you might have more problems keeping your lower back upright. Prana lets you individually target either of these areas, depending on your needs. Prana can also train posture and breathing while standing.

Additional Posture Benefits

Training your complete posture offers many other benefits beyond the connection to breathing, such as:

  • Reduced upper and lower back pain
  • More confident appearance
  • Improved circulation
  • Improved core strength
  • Decreased joint wear and tear
  • Supporting energy levels
  • Improved muscle function
  • Helping to prevent injury

Body Measurements

Prana’s retractable design also allows it to accurately track all major body
measurements including body fat percentage for many fitness, health, and body
building applications (see our FAQ section for more info on this feature).

Breakthrough Retractable Design

  • Easy to quickly wear over or under any type of clothing. No need to clip to tight waistbands, special shirts, or use adhesive patches
  • Self-adjusting belt solution fits around any body size to reliably track breathing
  • Lightweight and compact, only 36g (1.27 ounces)
  • Advanced sensors and signal processing for
    accurate respiratory, posture, and body measurement data

Feature-Packed iOS App