The Science

How often do you think about breathing?

Never, right? Thankfully, it happens automatically.

However, when the stress and anxiety of life kick in, our breathing becomes unknowingly rapid and shallow. This takes a serious toll on the longevity of our health. 

This happens because the sympathetic nervous system takes over, commonly known as the "fight or flight" response. You lose control over the smooth muscles in your body, and all of a sudden your blood pressure, heart rate, cortisol levels are through the roof.

This chronic state of stress can increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke, it can also contribute to feelings or depression and anxiety, along with a shortened attention span. 

The solution? Jesus + breathwork. 

Think about how much more your relationship with Jesus would improve if you were to just spend 5-10 minutes per day focusing on Him, His presence, and His word.

We say we will but the busyness of life takes us away from His peace. Use the Cross to slow down your mind and body so your spirit can be filled up by Jesus. 

The Cross ² is designed to change the rhythm of our breath, slowing the exhale to an optimum 7-10 seconds and activating the parasympathetic nervous system. This causes the heart rate to slow down, cortisol levels to decrease (stress hormone), and blood pressure to lower after just a couple of breaths. It’s also a great way to break the chains of a smoking/ vaping habit, the Cross is designed to help you combat these urges by mimicking those familiar physical movements.

How To Use The Cross

  1. Take a deep inhale through your nose and focus on filling your stomach up with air as opposed to your chest.

  2. Slowly exhale through the Cross until your lungs completely are empty. This could take anywhere from 7 - 10 seconds depending on your lung capacity.

  3. Focus on being in the Lord's presence, give your anxieties to Him, imagine him physically lifting you and carrying your burdens.

  4. Keep repeating this process, your heart rate will return to its resting rate and you’ll feel your muscles start to loosen up after just a couple of minutes. 

"The Cross helps me stay present and reliant on God through the trials/tribulations of life."

- Will A | Founder

“Triggering your parasympathetic nervous system helps you start to calm down. You feel better, and your ability to think rationally returns.”

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“While both parts of your nervous system are always active, deep breathing can help quiet your sympathetic nervous system and therefore reduce feelings of stress or anxiety.”

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"Breath control can change your life. Increased comfort, relaxation, pleasantness, vigor and alertness, and reduced symptoms of arousal, anxiety, depression, anger, and confusion."

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