Respiratory Rates and Life Span

Its been almost 3 months since i’ve been regular(3-4 times/week) to the Power-Yoga classes conducted at Sun’s campus. We do the usual Pranayama stuff, then loosening exercises, 15-20 rounds of Surya Namaskara, Supine, Prone, Sitting, Standing asanas finally topped up with Shavasana (My favourite asana!) Somehow, i am hooked on Yoga than working-out at the VLCC gym.

We also practise other breathing techniques like the Dog breathing, Rabbit breathing and Tiger breathing asanas, occasionally. Deep breathing does gives me a highmakes me FEEL GOOD. Incidentally, here are some interesting facts about the normal respiratory rates of different species and their average life span. See any connection?

Normal Respiratory Rates and Average Life Span

Mouse : 163 breaths/minute 1.5 – 3 years
Rabbits : 36 – 60 breaths/minute 5 – 6 years
Dogs : 20 – 30 breaths/minute 10 – 14 years
Humans : 14 – 16 breaths/minute 80 – 90 years

See the World Map of Human Life Expectancy >

Google kept its word!

Google AdSense: Yippe! Just received my first check from Google Adsense! Initially I wasn’t too keen on making money through online advertising, now I am really happy that atleast my domain name & hosting charges are taken care off! 🙂

Blue Ocean Strategy Books : Currently reading ” Blue Ocean Strategy” by W. Chan Kim & Renée Mauborgne. This book talks about ” How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant” and “Positive Health”

Cool Stuff: Here’s an awesome animation thats worth a dekho.

Screenless Phones : Talking Caller ID is one of the cool features of this screenless phone designed for the blind.
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Yoga : Making slow but steady progess with Yoga. 18 rounds of Surya Namaskara everyday seems to be working against the temptuous Bangalore weather, keepin me active. Off late, I try and finish eating dinner before 7 PM and drink atleast 2 litres of water a day. Free Yoga ebooks

UX 2.0 : The latest Morae/Tech Smith white paper argues that with the evolution of Web 2.0, the fields of design and usability will continue to merge… Take a dekho at Tech Smith’s white paper in PDF format.

Aum Shanthi! :)

Signed up for a Yoga class today.! Yipppee!

My Guru told me to kinda take it easy on the first day. Not that I am new to doing yoga, started doing yoga when i was on Class IX. It was more of meditation than any kinda physical activity. It was called SKY, Simplyfied Kundalini Yoga. Reached the 3rd Stage ( Aagnya, Shanthi, Dureeyam) and stopped doing yoga once i joined college 😉 I mean, there were so many other important things to do then.

Guess, its time to give top priority to yoga I still need to complete 3 more stages in SKY to become a Master. While SKY had lot to do with the mind more than the body, i am more comfortable with this one, which has a lot to do with the body.

Man, this feels soooo goooood 🙂 Am at peace 🙂

Ai feel good!
So good sooo goood!

AIs : Buy a yoga mat & some loose & comfortable clothing.