In this page, you will find information on the Komuso Shift which is a simple but revolutionary tool to help you breathe better, manage your stress better while helping you calm down.
Inspired by Japanese monks, the Komuso Shift is an alternative designed by a therapist to slow down your breathing. What distinguishes this natural tool, as it is not related to medication, is that it is effective and has many benefits.
The Komuso Shift helps you control your breathing to :
- Decrease cortisol, the stress hormone.
- Slow down your heart rate.
- Lower your blood pressure.
- Relax your muscles.
How to use the Shift
Watch this short video created by one of the founders of Komuso to discover its use and its effectiveness:
Why do I need a breathing tool?
Everything in our daily lives moves fast and we all tend to forget the simplest and most natural things, like breathing. In addition to being a beautiful, the Komuso Shift is your physical reminder to breathe. Here is a video from Dr. Daryl on how he uses the Shift in his daily life:
FAQ - Komuso Shift
We all tend to forget the simplest things, all the time. Breathing is no exception. In addition to being a beautiful piece of jewelry, the Komuso Shift physically reminds you to breathe.
Find out what a licensed therapist has to say about it...
We created the Komuso Shift in partnership with a psychotherapist and meditation experts. We used data from over a year of testing to design the ideal length and diameter to produce the ideal 8-10 second exhale.
In 2 minutes, longer exhalations activate your parasympathetic nervous system to calm your mind and body...
Let yourself be guided by one of the founders of Komuso. Watch a 2 minute video, it's really worth it.
The purpose of the Komuso Shift is to lengthen your exhalation, that is, to make it longer than your average exhalation. However, deeper and longer breaths have been shown to work better. As long as your exhalation is longer than your inhalation, you are triggering your parasympathetic nervous system to calm your mind (i.e. you are doing it right).
The Komuso Shift is made of highly polished 316 stainless steel, making it extremely durable. So you don't have to worry about discoloration or tarnishing of the plating. We simply ask that you take care of your Shift as you would any piece of jewelry.
There really isn't much of a difference between the Men's Shift and the Women's Shift, other than the chain that comes with it. The women's chain is a cable chain that measures 28" long and is a bit more delicate, while the men's chain is a 25" ball chain.
The engraving on the back of the Komuso Shift is a Japanese kanji meaning "Be calm". The Komuso Shift was inspired by the Komuso monks of 17th century Japan who used a similar tool called shakuhachi to meditate. We wanted to inherit their wisdom and adapt the tool to modern culture to help people slow down and achieve greater peace of mind naturally.
The Komuso Shift is intentionally made using high quality stainless steel, making it easy to clean with soap and water. The colors of the precious metal are baked through, so you'll never have to worry about tarnishing or rusting when exposed to water. It's also much harder for the color to chip or fade. You can also swab the center of the piece for a more thorough cleaning.