I counted the number of breaths (inhaling-exhaling equals one breath) that I do in a minute.
(Ram wanted to know this.)
I remember that I've counted my number of breaths years ago and I found out that I needed 15 breaths in a min. This morning I counted 12 breaths. It's possible that my breaths became deeper over the year.
- Perhaps it's a few less breaths because I was sitting in a calm position, it was half an hour after I left my bed.
- After an exhausting practice it's likely that my body needs more than only 12 breaths in a min.
Nevertheless I think it can be an orientation.
Two minutes headstand is recommended as the minimum time. It's possible to set a timer, it's also possible to count. I'm quickly bored when I'm in sirsasana. To count the breaths helps me to stay in this position. It's sort of concentration exercise. I have the feeling that my breaths are shorter when I'm upside down. But I'll test this the next time.
How often do you breathe in a minute?