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Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art
Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art | James Nestor
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sakkineni

Carbon Dioxide is the chief hormone of the entire body; it is the only one that is produced by every tissue and that probably acts on every organ. - Yandel Henderson

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February goals:
1. Read a chapter in the tagged book.
2. Attend a water pilates or yoga class.

#BFC2022, @wanderinglynn

Grateful this is a life happens challenge

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 Water Pilates sounds like a great class. 9mo
Sapphire Yes, I want to know more about water pilates 9mo
bnp @Sapphire Yes, doing pilates in the water. I like it cause it's slow and meditative. Hardest thing for me is planking out and then stand up without bending. We use noodles & barbells for some of the moves. Here is a YouTube video I found. https://www.google.com/search?q=water+pilates&oq=water+pilates&aqs=chrome..69i57... 9mo
Sapphire Thanks! That is interesting. I had only ever done Pilates on a reformer. 9mo
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jwenburg
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Good breathing techniques. The science is anecdotal at times.

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Day 3: I read a bit more yesterday to reach a total of 14 hours so far in #20in4. I finished this audiobook, which stresses the importance of breathing the right way. I don't buy into the claims that breathing exercises can cure illness like cancer, but I do think there is value to practicing good breathing both physical and mental. The audiobook also had a guide to some of the exercises at the end, so the reader could start practicing. @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 10mo
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bnp
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Intriguing ideas, not sure there is enough documentation behind them to convince the logical brain without more research, but I'll finish and pick at least one area to look at.

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sakkineni
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.. breathing in different patterns really can influence our body weight and overall health.

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Floresj
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Interesting book that analyzes how you breathe, the speed of your inhales/exhales, and how much CO2 your body holds and it‘s impact on your health. I‘m a little hesitant to cite some of the author‘s claims because of anecdotal or extremely small sample size studies that he uses as evidence. (Seems like correlation not causation). However, the book did make me focus on slower, nose only inhales to reduce heart rate and stress😁

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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I like how Nestor combines his personal experiences with the scientific and cultural aspects of breath. As a longtime yogi and bodyworker, much of this was repetitive. But seen through the lens of how we breathe, I appreciated re-connecting. I will put this information to work in my own life for years to come!

Full review http://www.TheBibliophage.com #thebibliophage2021

catsuit_mango It's been on my list for some time, and even without reading it, listening to some interviews I changed the way I breathe during my runs and nose breathing can be tricky for the first weeks but now it is so natural I can not switch back ;) 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @catsuit_mango I feel the same way about nose breathing. I first learned from a book that Nestor actually draws from—back about 15 years ago. This book has so much more! I‘m most fascinated by the potential applications of carbon dioxide (even just by using long exhales) for anxiety. 1y
catsuit_mango @BarbaraTheBibliophage i need to get it, I also find myself practicing 4 in 7 hold 8 out whenever I need to calm down and it works great 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @catsuit_mango Yes, I‘m doing something similar. Nestor has instructions for a bunch of methods at the end. I still need to figure out which I like. 1y
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This was fascinating and more than I expected
Full disclosure I needed an audio book while I waited for a hold to come and I liked the cover. I‘d like this in poster form to remind me to maximize my breathing potential.
Fun fact: if you feel a panic attack coming on or are with someone who is do not take or say “take deep breaths” hold you breath instead. #themoreyouknow

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Audio gardening on a heat advisory day. Sticking to the shade and wondering as I do every year “what is this pretty flower?”

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CampbellTaraL
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Bailedbailed

The writing is good, the story of the author's experiences is interesting, but the rest is a roundup of distraction techniques and pseudoscience.

While I'm sure there are a fair share of mouth breathers (literal), I'm not convinced that the reason I'm awake with swollen, irritated eyes from grass allergies is because I don't breathe correctly. Allergy ige panel says otherwise.

Suet624 Wait...is it wrong to be a mouth breather? 2y
CampbellTaraL @Suet624 This is where my frustration comes in with this book. Inhaling through the nose initiates important processes that don't happen through the mouth, especially impactful during exercise. An article on this: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/when-it-comes-to-breathing-dur... 2y
Suet624 Ah, thank you! 2y
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