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James Nestor travels the world to discover the hidden science behind ancient breathing practices

29th December 2021

James Nestor travels the world to discover the hidden science behind ancient breathing practices

James Nestor drawing on ancient wisdom and the latest scientific studies to highlights the huge benefits from #breathing through your nose, rather than your mouth.

James #Nestor argues, in his new book #Breath, that humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with damaging consequences that reach beyond snoring, asthma and allergies.

In Breath, journalist James Nestor travels the world to discover the hidden science behind ancient breathing practices such as Yoga to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it. He looks at Yoga and discusses how breath correctly can over come a number of ailments overnight.

He discusses that yoga breathing exercise can revitalise and overcome many associated issues. Ancient Yogis correctly identified the physical process of breathing through the nostrils. Listen to this interview its a breath of fresh air.

Listen to Janes Nestor interview on Breathing on BBC sounds

Modern research is showing us that making even slight adjustments to the way we breathe can help: 

  • jump-start athletic performance
  • rejuvenate internal organs
  • halt snoring, allergies, asthma and autoimmune disease, and even straighten scoliotic spines

Listen to this fascinating interview with Andrew Marr broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on the 27th December.

The interview also includes Professor Teresa Lambe Principal Investigators overseeing the Oxford/ AstraZeneca vaccine programme. She co-designed the vaccine and Professor Catherine Noakes. As an engineer Noakes is one of a tiny number of specialists worldwide who study ventilation and the spread of airborne diseases.

Fascinating take on breathing, Covid a respiratory ailment and ventilation in our homes. Worth listing too.

Source: Near You BBC Radio Sounds