What You'll Learn:
Individuals take an average of 25,000 breaths a day, yet 90 percent of the population breathes improperly. Breathing impacts all parts of the body, and failing to practice it efficiently not only exacerbates but creates numerous chronic illnesses, including asthma, anxiety, sleep apnea, and high blood pressure. Though it seems as simple as inhaling and exhaling, the act of breathing is an overlooked artform that can do much more than just sustain life. Journalist James Nestor explores various unexpected paths in search of the science and the everyday experience behind the life-altering power of a single breath.