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James Nestor / James Nestor
Brought to you by Penguin. Narrated by James Nestor.THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER'Who would have thought something as simple as changing the way we breathe could be so revolutionary for our health from snoring to allergies to immunity? A fascinating book full of dazzling revelations' Dr Rangan ChatterjeeNo 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 wellbeing than breathing: take air in let it out repeat 25000 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 Brazil. 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 longheld 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 allergies 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.

  • Published by Random House UK
  • Fiction/Non-FictionNon Fiction
  • Genre General NonFiction
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 21st May 2020
  • Duration 07 Hrs. 19 Mins.
  • ISBN 9780241990223