Just as sleep is something that most people take for granted and assume that they know how to do correctly, so is the case with breathing. At the forefront of this scientific snowball gaining momentum are researchers, scientists, and authors helping us to reconnect with our autonomic nervous systems in ways that many of us didn’t know was possible, but which have been known and practiced by hunter gatherers and ancient cultures as a daily part of their lives.
Breathing affects everything from our heart-rate, to our insulin blood levels, to our mental health, and even organ health. In hunter gatherer society’s they have no crooked teeth and nor is sleep apnea (a condition that millions suffer from and die from each year) an issue.
Our modern lifestyles, ways of eating, and breathing (bottle feeding, soft food, and mouth breathing) are exacerbating the heath epidemic that plagues modern humans despite the luxuries of modern life, and hundreds of years of modern medicine. We are living in the dark when it comes to breathing and even our sleep (a separate – but related – topic). Nasal breathing has an incredible amount of historical proof, and increasing evidence. It is not a cure for every disease or condition but will improve your life.
I’ve been immersing myself in the research of nasal breathing and listening to interviews with some of the prominent authors and researchers in this field. I’ve been implementing nasal breathing in my own life. Below are my recommended books and interviews to learn about nasal breathing.
Here are some of my favorite interviews on nasal breathing.
Breathing Tips for Better Sleep, Exercise Performance & Reduced Stress w/ James Nestor
Mark Bell’s Power Project EP. 482 – SHUT YOUR MOUTH ft. Brian Mackenzie
Change Your Breath, Change Your Life – James Nestor | Modern Wisdom Podcast 350
The power of your breath with world-renowned breathing expert Patrick McKeown
Mouth Breathing Problems & Snoring w/ Dr. Mark Burhenne
How Breathing Through Your Nose Will Change Your Life with Patrick McKeown
Mouth Breathing Problems & Tips to Solve w/ Sarah Hornsby
Breathwork Deep Dive: Breath Holds & CO2 Tolerance Training w/ Patrick McKeown
Anxiety, Panic Disorder, and Depression – Patrick McKeown
Mark Bell’s Power Project EP. 200 – Patrick McKeown
James Nestor – JRE #1506