Ha breathing

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Ha breathing is the extra preset training type in Prana Breath app, available in Guru version.

Download: Ha_breathing.trng


  • cleansing lungs from dust and smoke
  • releasing muscle tension
  • removing fatigue
  • rejuvenating
  • bringing peace to the mind

Origin, history

This training type is derived from Tai Chi “Heng Ha” breathing, described in the book "Taiji compiled: the Boxing, Saber, Sword, Pole, and Sparring" by Chen Yanlin.
In Prana Breath this training type is adapted even for people that don't practice martial art and/or don't have much time for practice but still need its effect.

Setting the training

  1. Download this pattern if you don't have it yet.
  2. Choose this pattern in Training tab or Control tab.
  3. Set the optimal training complexity so the training brings you joy, yet doesn't seem too easy. Use the options in Control tab and/or Dynamic tab to adjust all parameters.

Training process

  1. Stand with your back straight, with parallel feet more than shoulder width apart. Relax your arms, close your eyes.
  2. Inhale through your nose.
  3. With inhaling, slowly raise the relaxed hands above your head. In the upper position bend your arms a little, with your palms facing each other.
  4. Hold your breath with your hands held high.
  5. Exhale fast and energetically through your mouth, producing loud "Hhhaa" sound.
  6. While exhaling, bend your body fast, relaxing your arms. After this "throwing movement" your relaxed arms keep moving themselves, and there's a moment when your forearms are crossed, almost touching the floor.
  7. Sustain the air, being in this bent position. Relaxed arms are swinging freely after being thrown.
  8. While inhaling, slowly straighten up using your back muscles actively.
  9. Repeat steps 3-8 till the end of your training session.
  10. After you're done, you might take some time for meditating and contemplating yourself, or to move to another breathing pattern.
  • It's a nice pattern to start your breathing session with, as it prepares your lungs in a fast and effective way.

Other questions

How long should I train? How can I combine this pattern with another? Should I always inhale through my nose?
If you have such or other questions, please look through the FAQ page.