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

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

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Publisher Description

A New York Times Bestseller

A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2020

Named a Best Book of 2020 by NPR
 
“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.” —Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Big Magic and Eat Pray Love

No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how skinny or young or wise you are, none of it matters if you’re not breathing properly.


There is nothing more essential to our health and well-being than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat twenty-five thousand times a day. Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave consequences.

Journalist James Nestor travels the world to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it. The answers aren’t found in pulmonology labs, as we might expect, but in the muddy digs of ancient burial sites, secret Soviet facilities, New Jersey choir schools, and the smoggy streets of São Paulo. Nestor tracks down men and women exploring the hidden science behind ancient breathing practices like Pranayama, Sudarshan Kriya, and Tummo and teams up with pulmonary tinkerers to scientifically test long-held beliefs about how we breathe.

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, 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 medical texts and recent 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.

GENRE
Science & Nature
NARRATOR
JN
James Nestor
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
07:18
hr min
RELEASED
2020
May 26
PUBLISHER
Penguin Audio
SIZE
437.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Lisa from Calgary ,

The Breath James Nestor

i have listened to the audio book over 5 times.Each time I am am learning something knew. Have also recommended to over 30 individuals easily!!! My adult children are making huge changes in their lives!!! Read!

oenf. hdhe ,

Breath

The audio is horrible. There is a constant out of phase echo.

Ah_Mickey_Eh ,

Breath with a purpose.

This a great read, full of interesting stories, written and narrated by the author. Excellent, breathing practice for humans. I have personally been practicing conscious breathing techniques for a couple of years.

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