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Slow-paced breathing in 5 minutes

We meet Felix Strobl in the foyer of the opera. Felix is a tenor and neuroscientist. Felix combines his knowledge and intuition of music with the scientifically proven breathing technique of slow-paced breathing using pneemo®, the "metronome of breathing".

The best way to practise a breathing exercise with pneemo®

6. Press the power button. 

7. pneemo® will start to vibrate, lasting for 6 seconds, before pausing for 4 seconds. This rhythm will repeat for 15 minutes. Start breathing in time with pneemo®. Try to breathe slowly and evenly. While vibrating, exhale slowly, either through nose or mouth. During the pauses, breathe in slowly, preferably through the nose.

You need a few breaths to get used to the rhythm.

Breathe slowly and evenly. 

If you prefer a softer vibration, press the power button twice briefly during use. The vibration will become softer. If you want the stronger signal again, just press the button twice again.

Half of users feel the calming effect after 3 minutes, increasing to 80% after 5 minutes and 100% after 10 minutes. If you can, keep breathing until pneemo® shuts itself off after 15 minutes to get the maximum effect. See how much better you will feel!

pneemo® turns itself off after 15 minutes. You can stop it at any time by pressing and holding the power button for about a second.

How do I switch pneemo® on and what are its functions?

Slow-paced breathing in 5 minutes

Join Felix Strobl as he briefly explains how pneemo® works.


How do I use pneemo®?

The effect of slow-paced breathing is scientifically well documented. And even better: it can be experienced by anyone within minutes.

In tune with the buzz

Thanks to its ergonomic shape, pneemo® fits in your hand as if it was always meant to be there. Pick it up and place your thumb on the bevelled surface. Underneath the band is the power button. Press the button and start breathing with pneemo®. It takes a few breaths to get into the rhythm.

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[DE] Felix Strobl, neuroscientist and trained tenor, explains

Breathing training every day? How does that work?

It's like making music. For daily breathing training, it is best to create a ritual.

Rituals and practise

You do not need to be in any specific position to practise breathing training. An exercise can be done lying down, sitting or standing –   whatever works for you. With experience, you can also practise in the meeting room, while reading the newspaper, while driving or watching TV. 

Of course, proper, deep breathing with free lungs is easier in an upright position and with half-closed eyes.

[DE] Felix Strobl, neuroscientist and trained tenor, explains

"When breathing in, think of an image of a rose"


My recommendation

We recommend that you make upward and downward movements with one arm to deepen your breathing:

When inhaling: Slowly raise your arm with an open palm facing up.

When exhaling: Turn your palm face-down and slowly lower your arm.

Repeat these movements for a few minutes and you will start to feel your breathing better.

Additionally, you can also make a soft hissing sound while exhaling. This will help better control your breathing and will keep you in-tune with pneemo®’s rhythm. Your hissing and pneemo®’s vibrations will be in unison.

What will you feel?

After just three minutes, you can really feel yourself calming down and feeling better. After 10 minutes, according to a study, 100% of users feel an effect.

How do I incorporate breathing exercises into my everyday life?

It is best to take 10-15 minutes regularly during the day to do a breathing exercise. For example, you can do this in the evening before going to bed, or even while in bed. You can do it in the morning after getting up or after brushing your teeth, morning or evening. pneemo® works for you, so whenever is best to suit your lifestyle, practise slow-paced breathing with pneemo®.

You do not have to sit or lie in a special way. No specific position is necessary. When you are used to consciously breathing and have gained experience, you can also read the newspaper, watch TV or drive a car during your practise. The effect will be the same. However, it is better if you allow yourself time away, an ‘island’ of calm for you to regain health. But it doesn’t have to be this way unless you want it to.

Can’t I use an app on my phone that also provides a rhythm through light or vibration?

Yes, you can. But pneemo® creates another dimension, scientifically named ‘embodiment’.  As a physical aid, pneemo® is more effective at ‘absorbing’ than a phone, which has other triggering functions that can cause panic (e.g. an alarm or a phone call). Additionally, you can fall asleep with pneemo® in your hand without worrying, give it to someone in need or use it in a hospital bed. In an emergency, you don’t have to scroll through menus searching for an app or worry about the battery running out soon. pneemo® works reliably. The battery lasts up to a year on standby, and weeks with regular use. A safe push of a button is all it takes.