What's New

New graphics. Updated for iOS 8.

App Description

Download the most popular breathing app in the world!

Pranayama was engineered to teach your body how to breathe properly. Babies naturally breathe diaphragmatically, however adults often take shallow breaths. By training your lungs to breathe at their full capacity, you could experience a whole ton of health benefits!

Practicing slow breathing for only 15 minutes a day can reduce stress and stress-related illnesses. Universal Breathing - Pranayama was created by doctors, designers and app developers to provide the perfect breathing experience. Using the app allows you to focus on your breathing technique and mindful breathing. Use the different music styles to condition your body to either wake up in the morning or relax before you go to sleep.


Falling asleep faster
Higher athletic endurance
Help managing asthma and COPD
Decreased blood pressure
Relief from headaches and migraines
Less stress and better mood


Saagara’s breathing apps have been used by hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world since 2008. Universal Breathing - Pranayama is Saagara’s newest guided breathing app. Read some our reviews for Universal Breathing - Pranayama:

“Favorite app. Very useful for relaxation and at night to help with insomnia.”

“I've used this app for a year at night to help me sleep and reduce stress. I couldn't be happier. “


Both body and dial animations available
5 different sound settings
An extensive breathing course from beginner through advanced
Custom courses that allow up to 5 back-to-back breathing ratios


There’s a switch on the side of your device. If it is set to mute (red) then the sound from this app will NOT come through the speakers, however the sound will still work for headphones. Other troubleshooting tips for sound:

is your device connected to a bluetooth headset?
have you tried toggling the side switch back and forth?
is the volume in the app’s settings menu turned all the way up?


Using music and animated visuals to guide you to slower deeper breathing, Pranayama by Saagara enhances the way you feel and leaves you with more energy, stamina, and focus.

Breathe your way to better health with Pranayama.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • November 18, 2011 Price increase: FREE! -> $3.99
  • February 23, 2012 Price increase: $3.99 -> $4.99
  • March 04, 2012 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $2.99
  • March 09, 2012 Price increase: $2.99 -> $4.99
  • March 23, 2012 New version 2.6
  • March 27, 2012 Price decrease: $4.99 -> FREE!
  • March 30, 2012 Price increase: FREE! -> $4.99
  • October 28, 2012 New version 2.8
  • November 10, 2012 New version 2.8.1
  • July 28, 2013 Price decrease: $4.99 -> FREE!
  • August 14, 2013 Price increase: FREE! -> $4.99
  • August 19, 2013 Price increase: $4.99 -> $6.99
  • November 12, 2014 New version 2.9.0
  • November 21, 2014 Price decrease: $6.99 -> $4.99