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About Breath Book

A New York Times Bestseller

A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2020

Named a Best Book of 2020 by NPR
“A fascinating scientific, cultural, spiritual and evolutionary history of the way humans breathe—and how we’ve all been doing it wrong for a long, long time.” —Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Big Magic and Eat Pray Love

No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how skinny or young or wise you are, none of it matters if you’re not breathing properly.

There is nothing more essential to our health and well-being than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat twenty-five thousand times a day. Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave consequences.

Journalist James Nestor travels the world to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it. The answers aren’t found in pulmonology labs, as we might expect, but in the muddy digs of ancient burial sites, secret Soviet facilities, New Jersey choir schools, and the smoggy streets of São Paulo. Nestor tracks down men and women exploring the hidden science behind ancient breathing practices like Pranayama, Sudarshan Kriya, and Tummo and teams up with pulmonary tinkerers to scientifically test long-held beliefs about how we breathe.

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. None of this should be possible, and yet it is.

Drawing on thousands of years of medical texts and recent cutting-edge studies in pulmonology, psychology, biochemistry, and human physiology, Breath turns the conventional wisdom of what we thought we knew about our most basic biological function on its head. You will never breathe the same again.

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Alternate Nostril breathing

Alternate Nostril breathing

lowers heart rate, blood pressure, and symphathetic nervous system.

  • place thumb over right nostril, ring finger on left nostril, and middle finger between the eyebrows.
  • close the right nostril with thumb and inhale on left nostril very slowly.
  • at top of the breath pase briefly, nostril closed, lift thumb to exhale on right nostril.
  • after exhale close the nostril for a moment, then inhale through the right.
  • continue for 5 to 10 cycles.


Resonant Breathing

Resonant Breathing

a calming practice that places heart, lungs and circulation into state of coherence, where the body is working at peak efficiency.

  • Sit up straight, relax the shoulder and belly, and exhale.
  • Inhale softly for 5.5 sec., expanding the belly as air fills the bottom of the lungs.
  • Without pausing, exhale softly for 5.5 sec., bringing the belly in as lungs empty. Each breath should feel like a circle.
  • Repeat at least 10 times, more if possible.


Breathing coordination

Breathing coordination

helps to engage more movement from the diaphragm and increase respiratory efficiency. Breath should feel soft and enriching.

  • Sit straight, chin perpendicular to the body.
  • Take a gentle breath in through the nose. At the top of the breath count softly aloud from 1 to 10 over and over.
  • As you reach the natural conclusion of exhale, keep counting in a wispher, letting the voice softly trail out. Then keep lips moving until lungs completely are empty.
  • Continue for 10 to 30 more cycles.


60 Seconds Healthy Breathing Cyclus

Every Minute you should breath 5.5 in and out breaths.

Do this for 10 minutes a day and it will affect your health a lot! 


Nose breating is best

Breating through the nose have several postive effects on your body:

  • nose filters the air to prepare for you lung
  • it heats or cools the air
  • it filters the air from different suspended matter




Shut your mouth

Exhale longer

Chew more

Breathe more on occasion r

Hold your breath


Importance Of Nose Breathing

1. Mouth Breathing only experiment was detrimental to health - increased BP, heart rate, sleep apnoea

2. Nose breathing has many health advantages


Industrialised Food Caused Mankind's Downfall

Compared to traditional foods, modern foods have two key differences that cause our faces to narrow, teeth to crowd and mouths to be smaller and less adapted for breathing well

1. Lack of vitamins

2. Softness of food, causing us to chew less

  • Chewing signals stem cells to build more maxilla bone, triggering more bone density and growth, making us breathe better and look younger


¿Respirar por la boca o por la nariz?

La nariz sirve para respirar y la boca para comer.


Life Happens.. even without our observation and understanding ..The beholder is for a brief moment in the object or idea that fragments the structure of his / her understanding till then .. 🔭🌌🔬🐛🦠☮️🌬️☘️



The Super Powers Of Breathing

Breathing gives your mind a chance to clear itself, a chance to anchor yourself to the present and to your own body.


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