Breathe | Reaching Out of Reach
Design Direction, Audio
As time passes by in isolation, the need to reconnect our minds and bodies becomes more and more vital. Span imagines a virtual three-dimensional space you enter and exit with your mind, designed to practice the purification breath — or yoga’s nadi shodhana pranayama.
Close your right nostril with your thumb.
Inhale through your left nostril, then close it with your ring and pinky finger.
Open and exhale through the right nostril.
Keep the right nostril open, inhale, then close it, and open and exhale through the left.
By concentrating on repeating these cycles, one can refocus on the connection between mental and physical within a digital environment.
Reaching Out of Reach is a digital design research initiative conceived by Span during the COVID-19 pandemic in response to the new socially-distant way of life. As humans, we need to connect with one another. How can we design ways to come together when we have to stay apart?