The way we breathe has changed dramatically over the course of human evolution—and not for the better. Fortunately, acclaimed science journalist James Nestor has undertaken the task of restoring our most vital function, starting with his instant New York Times bestseller Breath.
It’s rare that we can say that a book is for everyone, but James Nestor’s spellbinding new release Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, truly is. Though it may seem simple and rather intuitive, our breathing has changed so much over the last few hundred years. Today, poor breathing habits can be linked to a laundry list of chronic health problems, from autoimmune disorders and gut issues, to anxiety and sleep apnea. Medical professionals rarely recognize or discuss the importance of proper breathing, and as a result, we tend to spend more time on things like improving our diets or getting more exercise. But none of those things matter if we’re also not breathing properly, says Nestor.
In his book—described as “part scientific quest, part historical insight, part Hero’s Journey”—Nestor takes readers through his own thrilling, years-long exploration to discover where we went wrong with our most basic biological function—and how to fix it. Upon its release, Breath became an instant New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, and will soon be translated into 30 languages. Kirkus Reviews has dubbed it a “welcome, invigorating user’s manual for the respiratory system.” No matter who you are, where you live, or what you do, your life will be tranformed by this page-turning scientific adventure.
Nestor has spoken about the importance of proper breathing everywhere from Stanford Medical School, to the United Nations. He is now available to book for virtual events and speaking engagements in 2021.
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