This deep breathing calculator is an innovative tool that shows you the number of breaths you’ve taken up to this point in your life. So check how many times you’ve inhaled and exhaled. You can find more info on how the calculations are made and a few meditating tips just below the form.

Please enter your birthdate:

How does this deep breathing calculator work?

This new tool will tell you how many breaths you’ve taken so far and then will even show you how this count keeps on getting bigger as minutes go by and of course, you are breathing. It tries to be as accurate as possible therefore it takes account of the breath rates at every stage in life, those you can find in the table below. Once you enter your birth date you are going to be given the result which is as big as the years in your life have added.

Deep breathing

There are different rates at which we breathe during our life. Infants have a breathing rate that might seem extremely high if it was experienced by an adult but this is just the way their bodies work. However, in most of our years we are experiencing a rate of 12-18 breaths per minute.

Age Breaths per minute
Infant (1 to 12 months) 30-60
Toddler (1-2) 24-40
Preschooler (3-5) 22-36
School-age child (6-12) 18-30
Adolescent (13-17) 12-18
Adult 12-20

Respiratory rate measuring

We might refer to it as breath count and it represents the number of breaths someone takes during a minute. This is an important indicator for a variety of underlying conditions. When it comes to normal rates, it should be noted that children breathe a lot more frequent than adults and the rate diminishes with age but it will normally establish to between 12 and 20 per minute. Of course we need to keep ourselves oxygenated as much so we need to be aware of anything that is impairing our inhaling or exhaling. A decrease or increase in the breathing rates can mean abnormal breathing.

How to meditate properly?

Here are some tips on how to improve breathing and posture during meditation:

  • Practice regularly and set a routine
  • Start with a breath and stretching
  • Experiment with different postures
  • Make sure you don’t get interrupted
  • You can try counting your breaths
  • Try meditating in the mornings
  • Create awareness moments
  • Watch your posture
  • Keep your eyes open while focusing

12 Dec, 2014