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Meditation Master Class: 4. Breathing and Metabolism

An average person breathes anywhere between 12 to 20 times a minute, which is around 23000[1] breaths every day viz more than 11000 liters of air. It is interesting to know that one could survive more than 3 weeks without food, maximum 3 days without hydration but 3 minutes of breathlessness would lead one to fatal brain damage.