Furthermore, in several different cultures, including those of Islam and India, it is believed that age is determined not so much by chronology as by the number of breaths a person takes. Each person is thought to be granted a specific number of breaths at birth. Thus, a person who breathes quickly will die sooner than a person who breathes slowly. In Indian yoga, there is an adage, "Breathlessness is deathlessness."

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