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Could the cerebral hypoxia caused by voluntarily hyperventilating for an hour ("breathwork") cause brain damage?

TL;DR hyperventilating for 60 minutes for psychedelic/meditative/therapeutic effect: is this dangerous? Hyperventilation can lead to cerebral hypoxia, as hypocapnia (reduced CO2 in blood) causes ...