Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art
By James Nestor
“No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how skinny or young or strong you are, none of it matters if you’re not breathing properly.” Those are powerful words written on the inside cover of James Nestor’s latest work, New York Times Best-Seller, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art.
When we first heard about this book, none of it seemed like an easy (or enjoyable) read. However, the author James Nestor had us captivated almost at the intro.
Having dealt with a chronic lung condition for most of his teenage and adult life, the author explores the process of breathing through thoughtful stories, interesting anecdotes, and shared personal experiences. Mr. Nestor sets out to explore various techniques on how to heal his chronic illness through the “ancient art”, as he puts it, of breathing.
Reminiscent of such titles such as “Eat, Pray, Love” and “Under the Tuscan Sun”, “Breath” took us through Mr. Nestor’s journey of healing. Emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
After reading the book, you’ll never look at the simple task of breathing the same way again.