© 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. But breathing is natural, right? There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. 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. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, Plus a free monthly audiobook chosen by our editors, After 30 days, Audible is $16.45/month. There is nothing more essential to our health and wellbeing than breathing. 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. It’s true, this book is a fast, fun read, BUT I caught numerous inaccuracies from a whole host of topics (and I am not even well read on the subject) which makes me question what- if ANYTHING -is true. He has written for Outside magazine, Men’s Journal, Scientific American, Dwell magazine, National Public Radio, The New York Times, The Atlantic, the San Francisco Chronicle magazine, and more. Nestor does a great job combining the latest scientific evidence with the knowledge earlier cultures understood about breathing and put into practice in their own lives. His journey traces from our healthy ancestors...to the devolution that took place from the agricultural age... & gives essential life saving transformative advice on breathing that WILL turn your health around...in a very short space of time! PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS. I have had health issues linked to breathing, and ready knew some of gs this book has to say, but the depth and reach in here is definitely far-reaching if you take it on board! Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. James Nestor has written for Outside, Scientific American, The Atlantic, Dwell, The New York Times, and many other publications. Please try your request again later. Amazing that something nobody even needs to think about can impact your life to such a huge extent without you even contemplating that it could - I mean, it’s just breathing, how can something that is such an integral part of your subconscious be so hard to get right? Fascinated by the sport of freediving - in which competitors descend to great depths on a single breath - James Nestor embeds with a gang of oceangoing extreme athletes and renegade researchers. Please try again. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to movies, TV shows, music, Kindle e-books, Twitch Prime, and more. Brought to you by Penguin. We breathe 25,000 times a day, and every breath has an impact on our anxiety levels, blood pressure, and heart rate. This was an amazing book. An interesting summary including some non-intuitive things. His book Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves was a finalist for the 2015 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing, an Amazon … The Science of Breath with James Nestor – Episode 1621. by Vinnie Tortorich. James Nestor, a self-styled ‘aeronaut’ as he calls those who have deeply studied breathwork, and sought to educate and help others to breathe well, explores, clearly, so clearly, a whole range of extraordinary breathing techniques. A must read for anyone with breathing difficulties. Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave consequences. You don’t know you don’t breathe correctly until something happens to show you, OR you read this book! Journalist James Nestor travels the world to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it. His book Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves was a finalist for the 2015 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing, an Amazon Best Science Book of 2014, and more. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. James Nestor has written for Outside, Scientific American, The Atlantic, Dwell, The New York Times, and many other publications. This book has absolutely changed the way I think about most aspects of health, forever. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 August 2020. It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness. I recommend it to everybody who is a fan of breathing. It’s true, this book is a fast, fun read, BUT I caught numerous inaccuracies from a whole host of topics (and I am not even well read on the subject) which makes me question what- if ANYTHING -is true. Mr Nestor has produced a superbly readable, meticulous, and well-argued popular science book that deserves a wide audience. If only to convince you that email apnea is a thing. Select Your Cookie Preferences. Highly recommended. Releases January 7, 2021. Pre-order The Fast 800 Easy now with Pre-order Price Guarantee. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. James Nestor has written for Scientific American, Outside Magazine, Men's Journal, National Public Radio, The New York Times, and more. The message and the empowering insights in Breathe could change your life. Title: Breath Sub-title: The New Science of a Lost Art Author: James Nestor About the author: James Nestor is an author and journalist. This book is a collection of anecdotes and pseudo science about breathing. 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. The greatest indicator of life span wasn’t genetics, diet, or the amount of daily exercise, but lung capacity. For ourselves and for our children. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 2 June 2020. None of this should be possible, and yet it is. James Nestor artfully brings back what modern society has walked away from by combining ancestral techniques and new age technology in one elegant book.” —Scientific Inquirer “Thank you James Nestor; your book Breath has already changed my life!!! Modern research is showing us that making even slight adjustments can: - jump-start athletic performance - rejuvenate internal organs I have gained a serious desire to further explore breathing ... and it’s totally due to this book. Reviewed in Australia on 3 September 2020. Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave consequences. He finds whales that communicate with other whales hundreds of miles away, sharks that swim in unerringly straight lines through pitch-black waters, and other strange phenomena. You don’t know you don’t breathe correctly until something happens to show you, OR you read this book! Reviewed in the United States on 12 June 2020. His journey traces from our healthy ancestors...to the devolution that took place from the agricultural age... & gives essential life saving transformative advice on breathing that WILL turn your health around...in a very short space of time! Narrated by James Nestor. 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