Breathing pacers can help you improve your breathing by giving you visual and audio breathing cues. Try to synchronize your in and out breathing with the motion/sound of the pacer. Optimal breathing rate ranges from 4.5 to 7.0 breath cycles per minute. Each selection below prompts breathing at different speeds. The ideal rate for people five feet tall is about 6 breaths per minute, whereas for people six feet tall the optimal rate is about 5.3 breaths per minute. Choose the speed that appears to help you most in obtaining your optimal breathing pace.