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Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art

by James Nestor Author

Breathing is such a fundamental part of being alive that our bodies do it without our prompting. It's unconscious, it's automatic, and we do it twenty-five-thousand times a day. But journalist James Nestor thinks we've lost track of how to do it properly. Rather than looking in labs and medical facilities, Nestor seeks out answers in unexpected places, from the streets of São Paulo to ancient burial sites, from secret Soviet facilities to New Jersey choir schools. By examining the latest science, Nestor shows us that even slight tweaks to the ways that we breath can result in big changes Breath changes the way we think about this essential human function and can revolutionize your approach to everyday life.