Breath

Notes on the book Breath by James Nestor

People

Concepts

Soft Foods

As humanity became agricultural the food humanity ate became softer. This led to devolution of the mouth. Crooked teeth and lowering of the lower jaw. This in tern affected breathing.

Mouth Breathing

Contributes to periodontal disease, bad breath, and is a big contributor to cavities. Also causes snoring and sleep apnea.

Terms

Breathing Methods

Alternate Nostral

Use before a meeting, event or for sleep.

Resonant (Coherent) Breathing

Places heart, lungs, and circulation into a state of coherence.

Hypoventilation Exercise

Walking/Running

Breathhold Walking

Anders Olsson technique