There is nothing more essential to our health and well-being than breathing, yet as a species, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, a fact that comes with serious consequences. 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.
On today’s mini-episode, Dhru sits down with James Nestor to talk about the forgotten power of breathing and how we can tap into it to dramatically improve how we feel.
James Nestor is an author and journalist who has written for Scientific American, Outside, the New York Times, and more. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, which explores how the human species has lost the ability to breathe properly—and how to get it back. James has appeared on dozens of national television shows, including ABC’s Nightline and CBS’s Morning News and on NPR. He lives and breathes in San Francisco.
In this episode we dive into:
- How the way we breathe influences our health
- The Stanford University breathing experiment
- How our modern industrial diet has impacted the way we breathe
- The connection between lung capacity and longevity
- How to establish better nasal breathing
- The importance of eliciting a parasympathetic response before you eat
Listen to the full episode here.
For more on James Nestor, follow him on Instagram @MrJamesNestor, Facebook @MrJamesNestor, Twitter @MrJamesNestor, and through his website, mrjamesnestor.com. Get his book, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, here.
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