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LocationBradford PL
TitleBreath : the new science of a lost art / James Nestor.
AuthorNestor, James, author.
Call No613 NES
CollectionAdult Non-Fiction
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613 NES50362005326298AvailableBradford PL

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 0735213615 : $28.00
International Standard Book Number 9780735213616 : $28.00
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 613/.192 23
Personal Name Nestor, James, author.
Title Statement Breath : the new science of a lost art / James Nestor.
Imprint New York : Riverhead Books, 2020.
Physical Description xxii, 280 pages ; 24 cm.
Content Type text txt rdacontent.
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia.
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-269) and index.
Formatted Contents Note The experiment -- The worst breathers in the animal kingdom -- Mouthbreathing -- The lost art and science of breathing -- Nose -- Exhale -- Slow -- Less -- Chew -- Breathing -- More, on occasion -- Hold it -- Fast, slow, and not at all -- Epilogue: A last gasp.
Summary, Etc. "No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how resilient your genes are, 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 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. Science journalist James Nestor travels the world to figure out what went wrong with our breathing and how to fix it. Why are we the only animals with chronically crooked teeth? Why didn't our ancestors snore? Nestor seeks out answers in muddy digs of ancient burial sites, secret Soviet facilities, New Jersey choir schools, and the smoggy streets of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He tracks down men and women exploring the 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 changing the ways in which we breathe can jump-start athletic performance, halt snoring, rejuvenate internal organs, mute allergies and asthma, blunt autoimmune disease, and 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Breathing exercises.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Respiration.
Additional Physical Form Entry Online version: Nestor, James. New York : Riverhead Books, 2020 Breath (DLC) 2019050864. 9780735213630

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