Most people are
Are you one of them?
Your brain and breath are connected. Shallow
breathing triggers “fight or flight” mode which
creates stress and anxiety.
Hear what the experts are saying.
Dr. Sara Rabinovitch, PHD
Edmud Cavazos III, MD
James Hallberg, Therapist / LCSW
She was drowning in anxiety.
He was stressed out.
Meet Todd and Vanessa Steinberg, co-founders of Komuso Design. They created the Shift because they felt like passengers in their own lives: overwhelmed by anxiety and stress, feeling disconnected, searching for answers.This is their story
We’d love to help.
For example: why do I need help breathing if it happens automatically; or, couldn’t I just breathe through a straw and receive the same benefits? Here’s a list of the most common questions we get about the Shift, and our answers.
If you have more questions, hit us up on social. We are committed to supporting your breathing journey every step of the way.
Most people know that slower breathing works to relax them, yet still don’t do it. Why? Because we take 23,000 breaths per day and they’re all unconscious. The Shift is physical and because you’re wearing it, those slower breaths become more consistent as a daily practice. Whether you’re stuck in traffic, can’t sleep at night, or simply have an anxious mind…The Shift is there to immediately bring you back to calm.
Think of your inhalations as the gas pedal and your exhalations as the brakes. Stress triggers short inhales which launches you into ‘fight or flight’ mode. With 50,000 thoughts and 150 phone notifications everyday, we enter this state of mind too often which makes us feel tired and tense. Extending your exhales immediately reverses this state within two minutes by lowering cortisol (stress hormone), blood pressure, and heart rate. We used this proven science to engineer a tool that allows you to access these longer exhales more often which makes you breathe better as a habit.
The Shift is the first of its kind so we can appreciate the initial confusion. We were inspired by a proven straw breathing technique to silently calm the mind but wanted to design something more practical and worn as a commitment to breathing better. We use medical grade 316 stainless steel with precious metal colors baked though so it can be used safely everyday. We also tested and patented the tube length and diameter in order to create ideal exhalations that physiologically trigger calm. You could absolutely use a straw but we found that random sizing can be ineffective and flatten in your pocket. Wearing The Shift as a necklace is a commitment to breathing better as a daily habit which makes you feel better whenever you need a breather.
You can test drive The Shift for 30 days risk free. If it hasn’t changed the way you feel, we’ll send you a free postage label (if located in the US) to ship it back for a full refund. You have nothing to lose, except anxiety.
Komuso is now FSA and HSA eligible! This means you can take full advantage of your pre-tax dollars to support your health journey with Komuso.If you contribute to an FSA/HSA and have available funds, you can simply checkout through that option after you add a Shift to your cart.
I am grateful that I made this purchase. I have a very busy life, am new to mindfulness, and have a difficult time reminding myself to slow down. Having the shift on me is a tangible...
In love with this!
I love this so much! It’s so beautiful, elegant and so well made. It really helps lower any sort of stress. It is the perfect tool to help you with taking a moment to breathe and...
Worth the wait
I am a yoga teacher and I still don't find I take in full breathes as I should. The shift has made a tremendous change in my life. I would recommend anyone buy this.
Thanks KOMUSO xo
Since I received my shift I have not only worn it everyday, but also used it to help me in stressful situations or just to help me relax and practice my breathing techniques my psychologist has...
Fabulous,pretty and so comforting
I love my Shift,I do blow gently through when needed,but I also love the tactile aspect too,it’s great just to hold when I can’t feel I can blow through it ie on public transport/publi place etc....
Overpriced Golden Straw or Real Results?
When I first bought this, there was a nagging voice in the back of my head that made me ask, am I about to spend over $100 on a golden straw? I'm so glad I didn't...
Does the Shift really work?
Curious about what the Shift can do? Don’t take our word for it. Read our reviews to learn more about how the Shift has helped others make a habit of better breathing.read more reviews