Air retaining

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Air retaining is holding your breath after inhaling.

How it works

Retaining the air helps your blood to get maximum oxygen from the air inhaled, while CO2 level remains high enough.

Before retaining

Perform full inhaling.

Air retaining process

  1. Exhale 5-10% (up to 20% if you have any heart problems) of the air you have in your lungs to prevent dizziness.
  2. You may close your nostrils with your fingers if you feel more comfortable this way.
  • If you feel you could retain the air for longer time easily, increase "sec per unit" value or increase the ratio index for "retain" (see the tips about training complexity).
  • If you find it too complicated to retain the air for the time you have in your pattern, please adjust the training complexity in more appropriate way.

NB! The training should not be performed with great efforts, by force, but should be pleasant and refreshing. Yet if you would like to have constant progress, smoothly increase the training complexity.

After retaining

Please proceed to full exhaling.


Be careful using air retaining in your breathing sessions if you have severe inflammatory processes, mental illnesses or disorders.
Avoid any effort in air retaining if you have a tendency to hypertension.
NB! In case of having any chronic diseases please consult your doctor.

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