Here's how you can download the Stress Doctor app free for your iPad, iPhone, iPad mini or iPod Touch.
1. Go to the Stress Doctor app preview page in iTunes (or tap the link on your iOS device to install the app directly).
2. Click the View in iTunes button.
3. Click the Free button to download the app.
4. Sync your iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad mini with iTunes to install the app.
Here's a description and screenshot:
"Science has finally caught up with the traditions we have been practicing for thousands of years! Our app combines the best of ancient deep breathing practices and modern technology. Did you know that your heart rate can actually rise and fall with each breath you take? This represents a state known as autonomic nervous system coherence, which is only reached during periods of low stress.
Using our groundbreaking heart rate monitoring technology, you can now turn your phone into a real-time biofeedback device without any external hardware - the perfect addition to any meditative practice! We show you a continuous graph of your heart rate, so that you can see whether your body is responding to your breath in every moment.
Deep breathing has proven beneficial effects on lowering stress, helping you sleep better, reducing anxiety, lowering blood pressure, strengthening your immune system, improved overall well being, and more! With just 5 minutes of practice per day, you will be amazed how much of a difference it makes."