EPISODE 419: The Story of a Mouth Breather
What do snoring, crooked teeth, and mouth breathing have in common? All these conditions can indicate or even predict a whole series of chronic health problems down the road. James Nestor began his study into breathwork in the extreme world of freediving and breath holding, but he eventually came full circle to focus on the power and necessity of healthy, balanced breathing – something often lacking in our lives.
This podcast is for anyone who wheezes, snores, sniffles, finds themselves out of breath easily, or simply wants to deepen their knowledge and understanding of this powerful tool that is your own breath.
What You’ll Learn:
- What happens when you *only* mouth breathe (hint: it’s bad)
- How 70-80% of people have deviated septums
- How lack of chewing has made our jaws smaller and narrower
- The secrets of the Tummo Monks who heat up their bodies
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ABOUT OUR GUEST
James Nestor is an author and journalist who has written for Outside Magazine, Men’s Journal, The Atlantic, National Public Radio, The New York Times, Scientific American, Dwell Magazine, and The San Francisco Chronicle. He’s the author of a book about freediving called, DEEP, and his newest book is called, BREATH: The New Science of a Lost Art.
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