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Breath The New Science of a Lost Art Book ☆ The New Science of a Lost Art Download ñ ➸ [Read] ➳ Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art By Join or create book clubs ➽ – No matter what you eat how much you exercise how skinny or young or wise you are noneHt 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 breatheModern research is showing us that making even slight adjustments to the way we inhale and exhale can ju I got half way through this book before I had to stop So many of the claims in this book are completely not backed up by science at all Cure scoliosis by breathing through your nose? Also breathing through your nose will also supposedly cure ADHD Scientists have been baffled for decades and apparently all the patients had to do is nose breath Give me a breakI tried to investigate several claims such as this gemIn the 1980s researchers with the Framingham Study a 70 year longitudinal research program focused on heart disease attempted to find out if lung size really did correlate to longevity They gathered two decades of data from 5200 subjects crunched the numbers and discovered that the greatest indicator of life span wasn’t genetics diet or the amount of daily exercise as many had suspected It was lung capacityThe sources cited for this claim do not AT ALL support what the author is suggesting I could not find any mention that lung capacity has a greater impact on life span than exercise and diet In fact even looking at the authors cited source I couldn't even find the words lung capacity mentioned at allThe author even goes further to claim that breathing through your nose will improve your exercise performance Somehow Olympic athletes all over the world have yet to crack this one Usain Bolt and Courtney Dewaulter must be doing it wrongI really wanted to like this book and learn something new but there is soooo much unfounded bologna in here It may be true that there are benefits to different breathing techniues but the author has done an incredible job of hiding needles of truth in a hay pile of BS You're better of skipping this one

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Mp start athletic performance rejuvenate internal organs halt snoring allergies asthma and autoimmune disease and even straighten scoliotic spines None of this should be possible and yet it isDrawing 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 aga Mr Nestor has produced a superbly readable meticulous and well argued popular science book that deserves a wide audienceI confess that I am kicking myself for not taking the intricacies of breathing seriously until the last few years and I wonder if I would have been as dismissive if I had read a 'grounded' a book as this rather than texts that relied on 'New Age y' type language that provoked my prejudices and closed my mind to the undoubted benefits of 'breathwork'In a concluding chapter Mr Nestor forcefully states the benefits of Western medicine and rightly so; the book is NOT opposed to the scientific method What he does argue for however is that the Western model has ignored an elusive obvious self regulation of the breath as a means of stress reduction with a host of attendant benefitsIn presenting his case Mr Nestor takes the reader on a journey from the dawn of aerobic metabolism through biological anthropology into psychology psychiatry and dentistry tying it all together with his own history of breath exploration as a means to control his own health issuesIt is a dazzling read regardless of some passages that describe horrible animal experiments There are appendices that describe some breathing techniues along with bibliography and expanded notes Mr Nestor's website with its dedicated 'Breath' page is worth a look for new updatesAnecdotally I 'cured' long standing exercise induced asthma through one of the methods outlined in the book Buteyko and I continue to dive into it to control a life long anxiety disorder From what I gather my experience is commonplace although the benefits have been uite startling on a personal level Whether or not I experiment with the Wim Hof method discussed in the book is another matter; it may be the next step for meAll in all this is a persuasive well researched passionate and inspiring book and I heartily recommend it

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Breath The New Science of a Lost ArtNo 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 properlyThere is nothingessential to our health and well being than breathing take air in let it out repeat 25000 times a day Yet as a species humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly with grave conseuencesJournalist 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 mig If you have the patience you will scan through 230 plus pages of trivia spanning from evolution to the present and including numerous specious studies including one through which the author and his buddy Olssen suffered and finally learn that being a mouth breather is not healthy BREATHE THROUGH YOUR NOSE