The Science

The Science

Unlocking the Science Behind Sasillia: Your Path to Wellness

At Sasillia, we believe in the power of science to transform lives. Our pendant is more than just an accessory; it's a product backed by scientific research and designed to make a difference in your journey to quit smoking and find relief from anxiety. 


The Science of Breath and Well-Being 

Breathing: The Scientific Connection

Every day, we breathe approximately 20,000 times, an involuntary act controlled by our autonomic nervous system. While breathing is automatic, understanding its potential to impact our health and vitality is crucial. Scientific studies have consistently demonstrated the remarkable benefits of conscious breathing. It's not just about inhaling and exhaling; it's about how the quality and depth of our breath can influence our physiological and psychological responses.

Conscious breathing engages our diaphragm, the muscular membrane that sits at the base of our lungs. This diaphragmatic breathing, often referred to as deep breathing, allows for greater lung expansion, resulting in a higher intake of oxygenated air. When you breathe deeply, the positive effects ripple throughout your body and mind, creating a cascade of well-being.

Here's why conscious breathing is scientifically significant:

  • Curbing Distracting Thoughts: Deep, mindful breathing helps anchor your attention and reduce mental distractions, enhancing your capacity to focus and think clearly. 
  • Decreasing Anxiety and Stress: Scientifically proven to lower stress hormone levels, deep breathing triggers a relaxation response that combats anxiety and promotes a sense of calm.
  • Improving Concentration: Enhanced oxygenation of the brain through deep breathing improves cognitive function, leading to sharper focus and better decision-making. 
  • Promoting Relaxation: Deep, slow breaths signal your parasympathetic nervous system, the body's natural "rest and digest" mode, leading to relaxation and tranquility.
  • Slowing Your Heart Rate: Deep breathing actively engages your vagus nerve, a key player in controlling heart rate, leading to a slower, more regular heartbeat. 
  • Stabilizing Blood Pressure: By relaxing blood vessels and reducing stress, deep breathing can help maintain healthy blood pressure levels.

The science is clear: conscious breathing is not just a concept; it's a powerful tool for enhancing your physical and mental well-being.


The Science of Quitting Smoking

Breathwork as a Powerful Ally

You might wonder how a pendant can help you quit smoking. The answer lies in the science of breathwork. Numerous scientific studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of breathwork exercises in reducing stress, anxiety, improving sleep quality, and enhancing focus, attention, and decision-making.


Breathing Frequency and Relaxation

The Sasillia pendant acts as your supportive companion in this journey. It helps you achieve the optimal breathing frequency that stimulates relaxation. By inhaling and exhaling through the pendant, you engage in diaphragmatic breathing—a technique proven to reduce anxiety and promote relaxation.

Here's what experts have to say about conscious breathing:

  • Hans Keizer, Maastricht University: "Good breathing balances us physically and mentally."
  • Leiden University Medical Center: "A calm breathing helps with hyperventilation and other symptoms of anxiety." 
  • Harvard Medical School: "Deep and calm breathing activates the body's calming mechanism." 
  • Andrew Weil, University of Arizona for Integrative Medicine: "The 4-7-8 breathing exercise is extremely suitable for reducing feelings of anxiety or for falling asleep."


Why Conscious Breathing Matters

In our fast-paced lives, it's easy to forget the importance of conscious breathing. Stress-related complaints, such as anxiety, panic attacks, fatigue, headaches, and shortness of breath, affect millions of individuals worldwide. However, many are unaware of the potential of conscious breathing as a simple yet effective solution to alleviate these issues and lead a more relaxed life. 

"Change your breath, improve your life."


Sasillia Strengthens Your Lungs 

You may wonder why you need the Sasillia Breathing Tool when you can practice breathing exercises on your own. The Sasillia Breathing Tool offers a unique advantage—it encourages pursed-lip exhalation. Scientific research demonstrates that exhaling with pursed lips automatically slows down the breathing rate. Furthermore, it allows you to control the amount of air you exhale, strengthening your lungs and improving efficiency in the long run. While exhaling with pursed lips can be challenging, the Sasillia Breathing Tool simplifies this breathing exercise. 

Debra Sullivan (2022), American Lung Association


Helping You Quit Smoking

Are you on the path to quitting smoking? The Sasillia pendant can be your trusted companion in this challenging journey. Here's how it helps: 

  • Curbing Cravings: When you get the urge to smoke, use the pendant to practice controlled deep breathing. This not only distracts you from the craving but also reduces withdrawal symptoms like irritability.
  • Reducing Stress: Smoking often becomes a coping mechanism for stress. The pendant's relaxation-promoting breathwork can help you manage stress more effectively, reducing the need for cigarettes. 
  • Enhancing Lung Function: Smoking damages your lungs. By strengthening your lungs through consistent use of the pendant, you can improve your lung function and make physical exertion feel easier. 
  • Positive Reinforcement: The pendant serves as a tangible reminder of your commitment to quit smoking. Whenever you use it, you reinforce your determination to stay smoke-free.


The Benefits are Clear 

By incorporating the Sasillia Breathing Tool into your daily life, you can experience a range of scientifically proven benefits, including:

  • Reduced Stress and Anxiety 

When we breathe, we take in oxygen from the air. Stress often leads to incorrect breathing patterns—shallow and rapid. Conscious and calm breathing signals your nervous system that everything is safe, promoting relaxation of your body, thoughts, and emotions.

 McCaul, KD, Solomon, S., & Holmes, DS (1979). Effects of paced respiration and expectations on physiological and psychological responses to threat. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 37(4), 564–571.

  • Rest in Body and Mind

Stress can make us feel constantly rushed, affecting our clarity of thought and causing shallow breathing. Breathing exercises restore peace to your breathing pattern, instantly creating a relaxed feeling and enabling clear thinking.

Russell Rowe, (2019) Just Breathe, source.

  • Improved Night's Sleep

Stress often leads to restless nights, with worries and anxiety interfering with sleep. Calming your breathing relaxes your thoughts. Scientific research indicates that slow-paced breathing for 20 minutes before bed can help you fall asleep 15 minutes earlier.

 Chien HC, et al. Breathing exercise combined with cognitive behavioral intervention improves sleep quality and heart rate variability in major depression. J Clin Nurs. 2015.

  • Decreased Blood Pressure and Heart Rate

Our autonomic system controls involuntary bodily functions, including heart rate and breathing. Stress activates the sympathetic nervous system, increasing heart rate and constricting blood vessels. Regular slow, deep breathing activates the parasympathetic nervous system, reducing heart rate and dilating blood vessels, lowering overall blood pressure.

Hisao Mori, (2005) How does deep breathing affect office blood pressure and pulse rate? 499-504.

  • Improved Concentration

 Scientific research has established a strong connection between breathing and focus. Your breath impacts your brain chemistry. Breathing exercises enhance concentration, reduce mind wandering, and promote positive emotions.

 Michael Melnychuk, (2018) PhD candidate at the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, source.


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 We trust that the scientifically proven benefits have resonated with you. Explore the complete Sasillia collection and take a step towards a healthier, more relaxed you.

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How Sasillia Breathwork Tool Works

Unlock the Power of Breath

 Breath is the essence of life, and harnessing its power can transform your well-being. But what if mastering the art of conscious breathing feels challenging? Enter the Sasillia Breathwork Tool.


Breath, Simplified

The Sasillia Breathwork Tool is your guide to effective breathing exercises. Here's how it works: This elegantly designed pendant features a discreet tube that serves as your breath companion. When you exhale through this tube, it provides precisely calibrated resistance, optimizing your exhalation to last at least 8-10 seconds. This simple act of elongating your exhale triggers a profound response.

By engaging the vagus nerve, a key player in the parasympathetic nervous system, the Sasillia Breathwork Tool initiates a cascade of positive changes in your body. Your heart rate slows, and your blood pressure decreases. With just five exhales through the Sasillia Breathwork Tool, your body and mind naturally embrace relaxation.


Experience the Power of Breath

With just a few minutes each day, you can unlock the benefits of conscious breathing and embark on a journey to a healthier, happier, and more balanced life. Order your Sasillia Breathwork Tool today and start your transformation.

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Breathing Cycle: How to Use the Sasillia Breathwork Tool

With 3 simple steps, you can start breathing properly and experience the POSITIVE effects and impacts proper breath-work has on your entire body, mind and soul.

Here are the three simple steps to enjoy a smoke-free life with your Sasillia necklace: 

  1. Inhale deeply 

Spread your ribs as you take a deep, satisfying breath through your nose. Let the air fill your lungs, and allow yourself to relax.

 How to inhale:

  • Place one hand on your chest and the other on your belly.
  • Inhale slowly through your nose.
  • Breathe into your belly.
  • Fill your belly up with air and pause when full. 
  1. Exhale with Sasillia:

Exhale gently through the Sasillia breathing apparatus. This innovative feature replicates the sensation of smoking, helping to quell cravings.

How to exhale:

  • The Sasillia Breathing Device is designed to help you slow your exhale.
  • Exhale through the device slowly. As slowly as you can.
  • Exhale all of your air out.
  • Pause for a second before your next inhale.
  1. Repeat:

To feel the full effect of breathing properly, repeat this cycle for 3-5 minutes.

Embrace the Change! With the support of your Sasillia necklace, take the courageous step to ditch vape and cigarettes for good. Embrace the journey to a smoke-free life, knowing that you have a powerful ally by your side.


Sasillia Breathing Cycle

Find a tranquil space, close your eyes, and follow these four simple steps:

  1. Inhale deeply through your nose for 4 seconds.
  2. Hold your breath for a count of 7 seconds.
  3. Exhale for 8 seconds through the Sasillia Breathwork Tool.
  4. Relax and pause for 4 seconds.


When to Use the Sasillia Breathwork Tool 

Unlocking Serenity 

  • Restless and Tense Feelings: When stress takes hold, it can disrupt your breathing. The Sasillia Breathwork Tool helps you regain control, slowing your breath and encouraging deeper, more tranquil respiration. Find a serene spot, close your eyes, and repeat the breathing cycle five times. You'll soon experience the soothing effects of slow, intentional breathing. 
  • Before Sleep: If sleep eludes you or restless nights are all too common, the Sasillia Breathwork Tool can help. Practicing breathing exercises before bedtime lowers your heart rate and unwinds your body and mind, easing the path to a more restful slumber.
  • Enhancing Focus and Concentration: Elevate your concentration and focus with breathwork exercises using the Sasillia Breathwork Tool. By taking in more oxygen through deeper inhalations, you calm your mind, empowering superior performance in tasks that demand sharp focus.
  • Managing Panic or Anxiety Attacks: Anxiety and panic attacks can disrupt your breathing, making it difficult to regain composure. Rapid, shallow breaths during an attack can exacerbate anxiety. Regulating and calming your breath can mitigate these episodes. The Sasillia Breathwork Tool helps you become more attuned to your breathing, a valuable tool for self-soothing during moments of panic or anxiety.

Remember, you can also turn to the Sasillia Breathwork Tool whenever you need to relax your body and mind. It's your pocket-sized serenity companion.