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Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art

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James Nestor

 

  • THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
  • SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY BOOK PRIZE
  • New York Times Bestseller
  • Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2020
  • An Amazon Best Science Book of 2020
  • 2020 ASJA Award-Winner in the General Nonfiction Category
  • A Goodreads Award Finalist for Best Science & Technology Book of the Year
  • Named a Best Book of 2020 by NPR

 

‘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? A fascinating book, full of dazzling revelations’ –Dr. Rangan Chatterjee

 

‘In the past few years, there have been several potentially life-changing books, from Matthew Walker’s Why We Sleep and Shane O’Mara’s In Praise of Walking, to Norman Doidge’s The Brain’s Way of HealingBreath deserves a place alongside such volumes. Read it, and I guarantee you will want to change the way you breathe’ — Evening Standard

 

A fascinating scientific, cultural, spiritual and evolutionary history of the way humans breathe – and how we’ve all been doing it wrong for a long, long time. I already feel calmer and healthier just in the last few days, from making a few simple changes in my breathing, based on what I’ve read. Our breath is a beautiful, healing, mysterious gift, and so is this book — Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love

 

‘If you want to read a book about the power of the breath, this is it!’ — Patrick McKeown, author of The Oxygen Advantage

 

‘A transformative book that changes how you think about your body and mind’ — Joshua Foer, author of Moonwalking with Einstein

 

‘I don’t say this often, but when I do I mean it: this book changed my life. Breath is part scientific quest, part historical insight, part Hero’s Journey, full of groundbreaking ideas, and a rollicking good read. I had no idea that the simple and intuitive act of inhaling and exhaling has taken such an evolutionary hit. As a result, I figured out why I sleep so badly and why my breathing feels so often out-of-sync. With a few simple tweaks, I fixed my breathing and fixed myself. A transformational book’ — Caroline Paul, author of The Gutsy Girl

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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 to the way we inhale and exhale 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.

 

About the Author

James Nestor has written for Scientific AmericanOutside MagazineMen’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.

 

  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 304 pages