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The Resource Breath : the new science of a lost art, James Nestor

Breath : the new science of a lost art, James Nestor

Label
Breath : the new science of a lost art
Title
Breath
Title remainder
the new science of a lost art
Statement of responsibility
James Nestor
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
No 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 well-being 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. 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 Sao Paulo. 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 long-held 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, 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
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nestor, James
Dewey number
613.192
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Breathing exercises
  • Respiration
Target audience
adult
Label
Breath : the new science of a lost art, James Nestor
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000067038585
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 280 pages
Isbn
9780241289082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1120694117
Label
Breath : the new science of a lost art, James Nestor
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000067038585
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 280 pages
Isbn
9780241289082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1120694117

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