Breath: by James Nestor

A friend recommended this and I picked it right up because I’ve have fairly serious breathing problems as a result of surgery (and more).  The first parts were just exactly what I needed but the third part went a bit further into how the Indian Yogis and those folks can regulate their body temperature by different breathing methods but even that part was interesting and at the end of the book specific methods are described.  

Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art
By James Nestor z
2020 / 280 pages
Read by author
Rating 8.25/ nonfiction
(health)
Read and listened

A friend recommended this and I picked it right up because I’ve have fairly serious breathing problems as a result of surgery (and more).  The first parts were just exactly what I needed but the third part went a bit further into how the Indian Yogis and those folks can regulate their body temperature by different breathing methods but even that part was interesting and at the end of the book specific methods are described.  


It’s part history, part biology and part memoir as Nestor goes through his own experiments and personal development.  Following the Introduction, the Parts include the first on an experiment he did with a Swedish friend, and another one on the basics of better breathing. Then there’s Part 3 which deals with what extreme breathing can do for people, and an Epilogue.  Finally there’s the appendix which gives directions for breathing exercises.  The Kindle book has links to more some very informative sites with videos from Nestor. The Audible has a different narrator reading a few basic exercises.  

The Kindle and Audible narratives are different in minor ways.  There are Notes and an Index there but no graphics.
  
This was a very helpful book,  I’ve already started breathing through my nose,  breathing more deeply, etc.  

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2 Responses to Breath: by James Nestor

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