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- The New Science of a Lost Art
 Format: Audiobook, Hardcover, Kindle, Paperback  Author: Nestor James  Category: Breathing, Healing  Publisher: Riverhead Books  Published: May 18, 2021  ISBN: 0593420217  ISBN: 978-0593420218  Pages: 304  Country: United States  Language: English  Dimension: 7.72 x 0.94 x 5.04 inches  Item Weight: 7.7 ounces  Audible  Amazon  Kindle  Apple Books  Barnes & Noble  Walmart  Thriftbooks  eBay

Delve into the captivating exploration of humanity’s most essential yet often overlooked function in “Breath” by journalist James Nestor.

With twenty-five thousand breaths a day, breathing forms the cornerstone of our health and vitality. However, as Nestor reveals, modern humans have veered off course, losing touch with the fundamental art of breathing correctly, leading to profound consequences.

Embark on a global journey alongside Nestor as he uncovers the roots of this respiratory disconnect, from ancient burial sites to clandestine Soviet facilities, New Jersey choir schools to the bustling streets of São Paulo. Along the way, he encounters individuals delving into the secrets of ancient breathing practices like Pranayama, Sudarshan Kriya, and Tummo, while collaborating with pioneering pulmonary researchers to scientifically examine age-old beliefs about respiration.

Through meticulous research spanning millennia of medical texts and cutting-edge studies in pulmonology, psychology, biochemistry, and human physiology, “Breath” challenges conventional wisdom, illuminating the profound impact of even subtle adjustments to our breath on athletic performance, organ rejuvenation, and the mitigation of various health conditions.

Prepare to be enlightened as Nestor reshapes our understanding of this fundamental biological function, forever altering the way you perceive and engage with the act of breathing. After reading “Breath,” you’ll emerge with a newfound appreciation for the power of breath and the transformative potential it holds for optimizing health and well-being.

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