The New Science of a Lost Art

Paperback, 304 pages

English language

Published July 7, 2021 by Penguin Books.

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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?

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.

In Breath, journalist James Nestor travels the world to discover the hidden science behind ancient breathing practices to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it. Modern research is showing us that making even slight adjustments to the way we inhale and exhale can:- improve our exercise techniques- restore healthy sleep patterns and minimise snoring- halt allergies, asthma and even autoimmune disease

Drawing on thousands of years of ancient wisdom and cutting-edge studies, Breath is full of revelations, turning what we thought we knew …

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