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StatusChecked Out
LocationClark County
Call No613.192 Nest
TitleBreath : the new science of a lost art / James Nestor.
AuthorNestor, James. author.
Total Circ1
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
Checked OutClark County30293101862725613.192 Nest11/18/2020 Due on 12/17/2020Clark County
Checked OutClark County30293101862733613.192 Nest11/18/2020 Due on 12/17/2020Clark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9780735213616
International Standard Book Number 0735213615
Personal Name Nestor, James. author.
Title Statement Breath : the new science of a lost art / James Nestor.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Riverhead Books, 2020.
Physical Description xxii, 280 pages ; 24 cm.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages [231]-269) and index.
Formatted Contents Note The experiment -- Mouthbreathing -- Nose -- Exhale -- Slow -- Less -- Chew -- More, on occasion -- Breathholding -- Fast, slow, and not at all -- Epilogue: A last gasp.
Summary, Etc. "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Breathing exercises.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Respiration.

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