Breathe Easy with James Nestor: Unlocking the Secrets of Breath and Wellness
We all breathe – right? Well yes, we all breathe, but certainly not ‘right’!
I am a bit late to the party reading “Breathe – The New Science of a lost art’ by James Nestor, but let me tell you, it’s a game-changer in the world of health and well-being. Nestor takes us on a wild journey into the world of respiration, exploring the profound impact that our breath has on our overall health and happiness.
First off, James Nestor delves into the ground-breaking work of Dr. Weston A. Price, an iconic figure in the realm of nutrition and dentistry. I first came across this work at a conference some years ago, it completely changed my view on veganism and the disaster that is processed foods, even those that are allegedly ‘organic’. Dr. Price’s research opened our eyes to the link between our diet and the shape of our mouths. Nestor beautifully weaves this into the narrative, demonstrating how our modern diets and habits have led to changes in our oral structure and breathing patterns.
And that’s where the magic of “Breathe” truly shines. James lays out the facts about why we need to be mindful of our breathing, especially when it comes to nose breathing. He dives deep into the myriad benefits of breathing correctly through your nose – from improved oxygenation to better sleep and even enhanced athletic performance. Who would’ve thought that something as simple as breathing could have such a profound impact on our lives? I heard about Buteyko breathing many years ago, and how literally curative it could be for Asthma sufferers, but I had no idea that there were so many different breathing ‘styles’ that can be beneficial for us all
But it doesn’t stop there. James brilliantly connects the dots between our breath and our overall well-being. He explores how mouth breathing, snoring, and sleep apnea can contribute to various health issues, including anxiety, high blood pressure, and even dental problems. Just like a domino effect, one aspect of our health can impact so many others.
Now, here’s where my personal experience comes into play. I recently had some nasty sinus issues, huge infection, caused by a breached root canal. The surgeon who saved my life said it was one hundred per cent down to bad dentistry. This book has made me reflect on my own breathing habits too, and how they might have played a role in exacerbating my sinus woes. It’s amazing how a book can make you rethink everything!
James make the sometimes complex topics easily digestible. His anecdotes and interviews with experts in the field make “Breathe” not only informative but also incredibly engaging.
So, if you want to take control of your health and well-being, “Breathe” by James Nestor is a must-read. It’s an eye-opener, a breath of fresh air (pun intended), and a call to action. Trust me, after reading this, you’ll be much more mindful of how you breathe, and you’ll appreciate the profound impact it can have on your life. It’s time to start breathing easy and living well!
Breathe – The New Science of a lost art. James Nestor https://amzn.to/46LHrWE
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Rae Rituals Founder, Christina Rae Almeida, helps women in recovery heal and release trauma and support each other in sisterhood. The focus of her work is helping women heal through rituals and somatic work.
I’m delighted to be able to interview Christina on ZOOM on 15th November at 19.30, where not only will we be talking about the game changing work she does, but we’ll be conducting a Live Breathwork Session on Zoom.