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Slowing down metabolic rate

May 19, 2012 01:18 PM
by MKR

In an article just published, it is stated

The microbes in these deep-sea colonies have a metabolic rate 2 million
times slower than an average human cell, Hoehler told LiveScience. And if
you were to measure the oxygen used in about 11 square feet (1 square
meter) of sediment in these North Pacific areas, it would take 10 years for
the bacteria within that area to consume the amount of oxygen that a person
uses in a single breath.

This is an interesting comment. We have read about how Hatha Yoga
practitioners in the East, can go on without food for a long period of time
and apparently some yogic practices can slow down the metabolic process of
the body and thus body can subsist for a long period without nutrition. (It
is possible that Jivanmuktas use a technique of slowing down metabolic
rate, thus keep their physical body for a long time.)

In a recently discovered document, HPB claims that, in spite of her serious
state of health,  her life was prolonged by slowing down the metabolic
process when she was asleep. We may expect in the days to come, science
confirm the ability of human body to slow down metabolic process.

Here is the link about the deep-sea microbes:



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