#122 | James Nestor | Breath

Originally aired on Thrivers Podcast exactly one year ago, in this fascinating interview we discuss James Nestor’s latest book Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art.

James Nestor originally appeared on Episode #19 of The Freedive Café when we discussed his previous book Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and what the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves.

In this episode we discuss:


How did the Coronavirus situation affect the release and promotion of the book?
Was James nervous to go on Joe Rogan’s podcast?
What is the basic premise of Breath?
What is the scientific backing for the information in the book?
Why is mouth breathing so detrimental to health?
The experiment documented in the book which James took part in with Anders Olssen.
Traditional Native American views on mouth breathing.
Practical advice on how to work with nose breathing.
The earliest modern pulmonauts.
Why should we be breathing LESS, rather than MORE!
Link to Patrick McKeown interview on The Freedive Cafe Podcast.
The story of Emil Zátopek.
All about breathing slow and the 5.5 second rule.
The importance of chewing your food properly!
The right time and place for hyperventilation.
Can CO2 be breathed for therapeutic reasons and to treat anxiety?
What interesting titbits didn’t make it into the book?
James has another idea for a book!
How can people find out more about James and his books?

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