Breath

There is nothing more essential to our health and wellbeing than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat 25,000 times a day. Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave consequences. In Breath, journalist James Nestor travels the world to discover the hidden science behind ancient breathing practices to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it.

Modern research is showing us that making even slight adjustments to the way we inhale and exhale can:

  • improve our exercise techniques
  • restore healthy sleep patterns and minimise snoring

* halt allergies, asthma and even autoimmune disease

Drawing on thousands of years of ancient wisdom and cutting-edge studies ‘Breath’ is full of revelations, turning what we thought we knew about our most basic biological function on its head.

You will never breathe the same again.