Uniting and Inspiring People through
Conscious Breathing
Uniting and Inspiring People through
Conscious Breathing
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World Breathing Day - 11th of April

"One Breath, One World"

World Breathing Day is an annual global event that invites everyone to remember, experience and celebrate the healing and unifying power of breath.   

We all breathe, and we all breathe the same air ; yet rarely do we stop to acknowledge how fundamentally important our breath is,  or how it connects us to our planet and to each other beyond our differences. An international day dedicated to breath will help reconnect us to this reality, and by doing so, will enhance, inspire and promote peace, health and wellbeing worldwide, for humanity and the Earth. 

World Breathing Day will expand our understanding - amongst individuals, professionals and institutions - of what optimal and conscious breathing is so that everyone can benefit from it. It will also serve to remind us of the basic, vital importance of clean air and of a clean and healthy environment for present and future generations.

This annual celebration invites all healing professionals who work with conscious breathing in their practice to host an event in their community on World Breathing Day. 

Please join us in making World Breathing Day a resounding, inspirational global success.

Official 2019 text and logo designs:

The above text and logos images can be found in different languages.  Please look here for the translations of the above text and here for the translations of the images


How you can participate   

Any other contribution?  contact us at:  worldbreathingday@ibfnetwork.com


The World Breathing Day is a world awareness day celebrated since 2004 under the initiative of the IBF.  The vision was first conceived during the GIC 2004 and then officially launched at the GIC 2006. From 2004 until 2018, the event was called Global Day of the Breath and was celebrated on 22 January. In 2018 - via the IBF electronic voting system - the name and date of the event was changed to 11 April. The change was instigated by the desire to find a time of the year where outside breathing activities would be feasible all around the world, and resulted from a survey conducted amongst diverse worldwide organisations celebrating the breath. 

Read the full history of how it all started here.

IBF World Breathing Day team

Under the auspices of the IBF-UN project, a team was formed in September 2018 with the goal of gaining recognition from the UN for World Breathing Day to be officially listed as one of their International Days.  

Veronique Batter
Rabia Hayek
Nevsah Karamehmet
Marie-Thérèse Maurice
Manal Al-Musallam
Brigitte Martin Powell
Geert De Vleminck