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Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art
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Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art (Hardback)

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There is nothing more essential to our health and wellbeing than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat 25,000 times a day. Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave consequences. In Breath, journalist James Nestor travels the world to discover the hidden science behind ancient breathing practices to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it.


Modern research is showing us that making even slight adjustments can:


- jump-start athletic performance


- rejuvenate internal organs


- halt snoring, allergies, asthma and autoimmune disease, and even straighten scoliotic spines


None of this should be possible, and yet it is. Drawing on thousands of years of ancient wisdom and cutting-edge studies in pulmonology, psychology, biochemistry and human physiology, Breath turns the conventional wisdom of what we thought we knew about our most basic biological function on its head.


You will never breathe the same again.


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'Who would have thought something as simple as changing the way we breathe could be so revolutionary for our health, from snoring to allergies to immunity? James Nestor is the perfect guide to the pulmonary world and has written a fascinating book, full of dazzling revelations' Dr Rangan Chatterjee, author of Feel Better in Five.


'I would have thought that breathing was pretty simple and well understood. Then I read this book. Now I know it's a hugely complex and wondrous process which we need to understand much better. Fascinating and provocative stuff' -- Daniel M. Davis, author of The Beautiful Cure



Health & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyPopular psychologyMind, Body & SpiritMind, body, spirit: meditation & visualisationScience & MathematicsScience: general issuesPopular scienceSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationExtreme sportsSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationSports training & coachingSports psychology Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 30/07/2020 ISBN-13: 9780241289075  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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James Nestor has written for Scientific American, Outside Magazine, Men's Journal, National Public Radio, The New York Times, and more. His book, Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What The Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves, was a finalist for the PEN American Center Best Sports Book of the Year and a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week. Nestor has appeared on dozens of national radio and television shows, including ABC's Nightline, the CBS Morning News and NPR. He lives and breathes in San Francisco. More at mrjamesnestor.com.

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