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Breath: the new science of a lost art

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Nestor, James. New York NY: Riverhead Books , 2020. (Book)
Call No.
WB 543 N468 2020
Location
KGH Library Wellness
Author
Nestor, James
Place
New York NY
Publisher
Riverhead Books
Pub Date
2020
Physical Description
xxii, 280 p.
Format
Book
Subject
Breathing Exercises
Respiration
Wellness
Abstract
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 twenty-five thousand 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 São 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.-- Publisher
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9780735213616
Call No.
WB 543 N468 2020
Location
KGH Library Wellness
Loan Policy
21 days
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