by Sarah JF Braley | June 05, 2020
About 25,000 times a day, hardly noticing, we take a breath. Focusing in on the action, journalist James Nestor has explored information both ancient and new to learn more about how humans breathe. He discovered that making even slight adjustments to the way we inhale and exhale can jump-start athletic performance, rejuvenate internal organs, and halt snoring, among other healing actions. Read all about it in Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, new from Riverhead Books ($17).