Air sustain

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Air sustain is holding your breath after exhaling.

How it works

This breathing phase provides a very short-term lack of oxygen, that stimulates certain parts of your brain.

Before air sustain

Perform full exhaling, but leave about 5-10% of your lungs volume filled with air (up to 20% if you have any heart problems).

Air sustain process

  1. You may close your nostrils with your fingers if you feel more comfortable this way.
  2. In the end of the phase exhale all the air left in your lungs, contracting your abdominal muscles.
  • If you feel you could sustain the air for longer time easily, increase "sec per unit" value or increase the ratio index for "sustain" (see the tips about training complexity).
  • If you find very hard to sustain 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 sustain

Please proceed to full inhaling. If it was the last breathing cycle in your session - start breathing as usual.


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

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