The Resource Breath

Breath

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Breath
Title
Breath
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A New York Times BestsellerA 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, LoveNo 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
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Nestor, James
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  • Health & Fitness
  • Science
  • Nonfiction
  • Sports & Recreations
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Breath
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:6676c9c6-478b-4d52-b743-ebad04693f01
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780735213630
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Breath
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:6676c9c6-478b-4d52-b743-ebad04693f01
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780735213630
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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