Brain Biohacking with Kayla Barnes — Change Your Breath with James Nestor
James Nestor is a journalist and an author. Today we discuss the power of your breath.
James has written for Scientific American, Outside Magazine, The New York Times, The Atlantic, National Public Radio, Surfer’s Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, and several other publications. In short, James Nestor believes that the world has lost the ability to breathe properly. After spending his years in laboratories and ancient burial sites with researchers from educational institutions like Stanford and the University of Pennsylvania, he finally learned what went wrong with our breathing and found ways to fix it. He discovered that the problem lies in the fact that an estimated 25% to 50% of the population habitually breathes through their mouths. He believes that being conscious of the proper way to breathe would save us from stress and diseases and give us the deep relaxing sleep we have always wanted. From his discovery, James has spent the last several years working on a book called Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art. It was released on May 26, 2020, and was an instant New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Los Angeles Times, Sunday London Times Top 10 bestseller. James continues to educate his friends and other people on the positive impacts that changing a simple habit such as breathing can do in your life and protect you against diseases. And today, he shares his breathing expertise with you all so you can improve your health, happiness, and overall life.