If you’re like most people, you probably don’t think much about breathing. I mean, why should you? Your body automatically does this for you without you even having to tell it to. 

But it turns out, there are many different ways you could actually be breathing ineffectively. In James Nestor‘s Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art we explore the ways learning how to breathe correctly can transform your life. 

You will learn the unexpected power of breathing that Western medicine seems to have forgotten. By changing the way you breathe in super simple ways, you can do everything from gaining more energy to ridding yourself of ailments like high blood pressure. 

Here are 3 of the most insightful lessons about breathing from this book:

  1. It’s much healthier to breathe out of your nose than your mouth.
  2. Breathing slow and shallow can have impressive health benefits.
  3. In the West, we have a lot to learn about breathing and health.  

Don’t hold your breath, you’re so close to learning about to learn about some really awesome health science!