Audio player

Comments

Breathing Essentials That Will Change Your Life – James Nestor with Dave Asprey : 751

Bulletproof Radio

Health & Fitness

In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, you’re going to learn how to breathe. And the person who’s going to explain it is my guest James Nestor. He’s a San Francisco-based science journalist, author, surfer, free diver, adventurer, and speaker. His new book, "Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art,” takes on a topic that we all take for granted.So why is the topic of breathing so fascinating? Apparently, as “natural as breathing” really isn’t. Our breathing has evolved, and not for the better. Even though we think we know how to do it, our lives since the Industrial Age have been disrupted in ways that now are harming us. James set out on a decade-long quest to find out where our breathing went wrong—and how to fix it. He uncovered the history of ancient breathing techniques and the science behind breathing. His book draws on thousands of years of medical texts and recent cutting-edge studies in pulmonology, psychology, biochemistry, and human physiology. He takes an intense and interesting look at this basic biological function of ours. One of the astounding things he discovered had to do with mouth breathing. “Twenty-five to 50 percent of the population are chronic mouth breathers,” James says. “So, we don't use our noses either because we can’t, because they're always plugged up, or we just choose not to. … So many people have chronic sinus. So many people are mouth breathing. And so many people have asthma that we've accepted this as completely normal, and it's not. And the science is very clear what damage this is doing to us as a population.”You’ll be thrilled at the stuff you’ll learn in this episode that you didn’t know before. From bone structure to oxygen intake to heart rate–and even your genitalia–breathing is at the center of it all.  James is here to talk about ways that proper breathing can help heal modern medical conditions, ease anxiety and basically change your life.Enjoy! And get more resources at https://blog.daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/


More episodes  


Listen to Mini-Episode: Cool Facts Friday #5

Mini-Episode: Cool Facts Friday #5

Nov 20, 2020
Listen to Change Your State of Mind, No Drugs Required – Hapbee with Dave Asprey : 762

Change Your State of Mind, No Drugs Required – Hapbee with Dave Asprey : 762

Nov 19, 2020
Listen to Your Body, Your Choice: Take Control of Your Personal Health Data – Base with Dave Asprey : 761

Your Body, Your Choice: Take Control of Your Personal Health Data – Base with Dave Asprey : 761

Nov 17, 2020
Listen to How Fasting Can Beat Genetics and Control Cancer – Dr. Jason Fung with Dave Asprey : 760

How Fasting Can Beat Genetics and Control Cancer – Dr. Jason Fung with Dave Asprey : 760

Nov 13, 2020
Listen to Put on Some Weight for Better Sleep and Less Stress – Baloo Living with Dave Asprey : 759

Put on Some Weight for Better Sleep and Less Stress – Baloo Living with Dave Asprey : 759

Nov 12, 2020
:: / ::
1.0x 1.5x 2.0x