267: James Nestor | The Art Of Breathing Your Way To Better Health In “Breath”

We breathe our way through the day, with 25000 breaths taking place each time. How you breathe, and the ripple effects of that habit, effects much of your waking day. Author and journalist James Nestor takes us through this information in his book Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art.

James has written for many publications, including Scientific American, the San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Times, The Atlantic, and many more. His previous book was titled Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves.

Show notes:

  • some of the differences between mouth-breathing and nasal-breathing
  • how the way you breathe can impact your health and well-being
  • changes in physiology that can result from each type of breathing
  • the history of breathing from long ago
  • and more

It was good to have James on the show. You can check out Breath on Amazon.