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The Resource Breath : the new science of a lost art, James Nestor

Breath : the new science of a lost art, James Nestor

Label
Breath : the new science of a lost art
Title
Breath
Title remainder
the new science of a lost art
Statement of responsibility
James Nestor
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nestor, James
Dewey number
613/.192
Index
index present
LC call number
RA782
LC item number
.N47 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Breathing exercises
  • Respiration
Label
Breath : the new science of a lost art, James Nestor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The experiment -- Mouthbreathing -- Nose -- Exhale -- Slow -- Less -- Chew -- More, on occasion -- Breathholding -- Fast, slow, and not at all -- Epilogue: A last gasp
Control code
on1138996691
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxii, 280 pages
Isbn
9780735213616
Lccn
2019050863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1138996691
Label
Breath : the new science of a lost art, James Nestor
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The experiment -- Mouthbreathing -- Nose -- Exhale -- Slow -- Less -- Chew -- More, on occasion -- Breathholding -- Fast, slow, and not at all -- Epilogue: A last gasp
Control code
on1138996691
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxii, 280 pages
Isbn
9780735213616
Lccn
2019050863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1138996691

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