Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art
By James Nestor
There is nothing more essential to our health and well-being than breathing. We take about 25,000 breaths a day. Yet, the human species, rarely does this correctly.
While we were skeptical at first about an entire book about breathing, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, had a surprisingly adventurous tone to it. This New York Times best-seller by California-based science journalist James Nestor had us captivated right from the start.
In the book, the author explores the process of breathing through thoughtful stories, interesting anecdotes, and shared personal experiences. Having dealt with a chronic lung condition for most of his teenage and adult life, James sets out to explore various techniques on how to heal his chronic illness through the “ancient art”, as he puts it, of breathing.
Reminiscent of such titles such as “Eat, Pray, Love” and “Under the Tuscan Sun”, “Breath” takes us through Mr. Nestor’s journey of healing. Emotionally, physically, and spiritually. And after reading the book, you will never look at the simple task of breathing the same way again.