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About Harmonic Breathing

Harmonic Breathing is a music project to help people relax by making breathing exercises easy and enjoyable. Based on the latest scientific research, the music guides listeners to breathe at the perfect rate for relaxation with rising and falling notes. The experience is enhanced with binaural beats, infrasonic bass and relaxing nature sounds.
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Ben Gillett
BSc MSc
Musician/Founder
Musician and meditator Ben Gillett has done many week-long silent Buddhist meditation retreats and has experience of many forms of meditation and breathwork. He also has decades of experience in music and technology including many patents and scientific papers
relating to music and technology.

“I’ve suffered from stress and anxiety and associated health problems in response to the challenging events I’ve faced in life. I’ve done week long silent meditation retreats and tried many different approaches to daily meditation. Inspired by my personal experiences, I wanted to find a way to deliver as many of the relaxation benefits of meditation while making it as easy as possible. After studying the latest scientific research on slow deep breathing, I discovered that it is effective at reducing the symptoms of anxiety and insomnia. Scientists are finding that a particular rate of breathing - around six breaths a minute - is especially effective at triggering a relaxation response in the brain and body. I founded Harmonic Breathing to create music during which all listeners have to do is breathe at this slow rate with rising and falling notes, and their bodies will enter a relaxed state. It’s been great to hear from the many people who have found Harmonic Breathing helpful with sleep and reducing anxiety."
Dr Sonia Madrid Cuevas
BSc MSc PhD
Clinical Psychology Advisor and Writer
Sonia has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Edinburgh University and an MSc in Developmental Psychology from University College London, as well as years of experience working for the National Health Services (NHS) in Mexico and UK with adults and adolescents.  Sonia reviews all articles on our website for scientific accuracy.
Bill Ward
Bill is an award-winning photographer and actor. He has kindly provided photographs for the Harmonic Breathing project - including the cover image for ’Sandwood Bay’.
Rene Tuerschmann
Mastering Engineer - kilta-mastering.com
Rene is an experienced music producer and mastering engineer who worked on multiple platinum selling albums. He has kindly mastered all our releases.
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Charity

Harmonic Breathing is free.   We're not doing this for the money but rather to help other people who suffer from challenges such as stress, anxiety and sleep problems.  All streaming royalties we receive from Spotify, Apple Music and others will be given to Cool Earth, a charity that works with local
communities to halt deforestation and its impact on climate change.  If you wish, you can make a donation at the link below.

Cool Earth

Harmonic Breathing is free.   We're not doing this for the money but rather to help other people who suffer from challenges such as stress, anxiety and sleep problems.  
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All streaming royalties we receive from Spotify, Apple Music and others will be given to Cool Earth, a charity that works with local
communities to halt deforestation and its impact on climate change.  If you wish, you can make a donation at the link below.  

Cool Earth
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Behind the Name: Harmonic Breathing

Harmonic - adjective - relating to or characterized by harmony.
Breathing - noun - the process of taking air into and expelling it from the lungs.
We chose to use the word harmonic for multiple reasons.  Firstly, harmonic relates to resonance breathing which is the term used by scientists for breathing at a slow rate optimal for relaxation.  Harmonic also relates to music, which is of course an integral part of Harmonic Breathing.  Finally, harmonic relates to harmony, and the intention of Harmonic Breathing is to bring about greater harmony and relaxation in those who listen to it.
We chose to use the word harmonic for multiple reasons.  Firstly, harmonic relates to resonance breathing which is the term used by scientists for breathing at a slow rate optimal for relaxation.  Harmonic also relates to music, which is of course an integral part of Harmonic Breathing.  Finally, harmonic relates to harmony, and the intention of Harmonic Breathing is to bring about greater harmony and relaxation in those who listen to it.

Therapists and Clinicians

As you are probably already aware and is evident from the research, slow paced breathing is an effective tool for a number of mental health issues including anxiety and insomnia.  The biggest challenge is compliance - people find it hard to keep up a practice of regular slow deep breathing.  Harmonic Breathing can help by making it easier - all you have to do is follow the musical guide.  It can also make the experience more enjoyable by combining it with relaxing music, as well as bringing the additional mental health benefits of music, binaural beats and nature sounds. Simply direct your clients to harmonicbreathing.com for all the information and resources they need.  If you find it useful and are willing to share your experiences or you have suggestions for how it can be improved, please get in touch using the contact form below.
As you are probably already aware and is evident from the research, slow paced breathing is an effective tool for a number of mental health issues including anxiety and insomnia.
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The biggest challenge is compliance - people find it hard to keep up a practice of regular slow deep breathing.  Harmonic Breathing can help by making it easier - all you have to do is follow the musical guide.  It can also make the experience more enjoyable by combining it with relaxing music, as well as bringing the additional mental health benefits of music, binaural beats and nature sounds. Simply direct your clients to harmonicbreathing.com for all the information and resources they need.  If you find it useful and are willing to share your experiences or you have suggestions for how it can be improved, please get in touch using the contact form below.
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If you find Harmonic Breathing helpful, please tell others.  Share a link on Facebook or Twitter or however you share ideas.  Please follow our social media and streaming music accounts and subscribe to our newsletter.  You’ll be first to hear our news and it will also help others discover us.  You can find links at the bottom of the page.  We really appreciate you spreading the word!  

"Harmonic Breathing helps me relax with with combined meditation music and breathing exercises. Try it, it’s free: www.harmonicbreathing.com"
If you find Harmonic Breathing helpful, please tell others.  Share a link on Facebook or Twitter or however you share ideas.  Please follow our social media and streaming music accounts and subscribe to our newsletter.
You’ll be first to hear our news and it will also help others discover us.  You can find links at the bottom of the page.  We really appreciate you spreading the word!  

"Harmonic Breathing helps me relax with with combined meditation music and breathing exercises. Try it, it’s free: www.harmonicbreathing.com"
Testimonials from
Our Listeners
This is a fantastic idea that will help everyone to actually do breathing exercises. Some people find it hard to keep doing breathing exercises, despite the many proven benefits. Harmonic Breathing makes it interesting, different, easier and even fun!
Dr. Melanie Suettman
Doctor of Clinical Psychology
This is amazing! It was remarkable how quickly my breathing pattern set itself to the music, without having to think about it. I can drop two apps off my phone now and get rid a load of notifications that I haven't meditated for 3 months!

Tom
Crieff,UK
It is truly amazing how great of a track one can produce with just a few drones and some proper - possibly shamanic - knowledge. Finely produced lingering drones seep into your soul one fractal element at a time, nurturing all that's fractured.

Tom
MusicDancesWhenYouSleep.com
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Harmonic Breathing is a music project that aims to make breathing exercises easy and enjoyable through breathing meditation music. The music is designed to help listeners breathe at the ideal rate for relaxation with rising and falling tones based on the latest scientific research. The experience is enhanced with infrasonic bass, binaural beats, and relaxing natural sounds.
Harmonic Breathing Logo
Harmonic Breathing is a music project that aims to make breathing exercises easy and enjoyable through breathing meditation music. The music is designed to help listeners breathe at the ideal rate for relaxation with rising and falling tones based on the latest scientific research. The experience is enhanced with infrasonic bass, binaural beats, and relaxing natural sounds.

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