moonbird is an intuitive handheld breathing pacer. It expands and contracts like a balloon that inflates and deflates in your hand. Simply match your breathing with the rhythm of your moonbird. This triggers the natural relaxation response of your body.
To start an exercise via the app:
Download the moonbird app and create an account.
Shake to wake. Do not place your thumb on the sensor yet. Open the app and tap on the ‘Connect’ button to connect. This may take up to 10 seconds.
Tap ‘Start exercise’. Place your thumb on the sensor and match your breathing with the pace indicated by your moonbird.
moonbird stops automatically at the end of an exercise. Tap ‘Finish’ to store data. After 10 seconds moonbird goes back to sleep.
To start an exercise without the app:
Wake your moonbird by giving it a little shake. A green LED light near the sensor shows that the moonbird is now ready to start an excercise.
Place your thumb on the sensor. moonbird will automatically start your standard exercise after 5 seconds.
Take your thumb off the sensor. After 10 seconds your moonbird will automatically fall asleep.
Note that when you are new to breathing exercises, your body might need time to adjust to this new way of breathing. After a few weeks you should feel more calm and connected with your body.