David and Stephen Flynn
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David and Stephen Flynn

The Happy Pear Podcast

On average we breathe 25,000 times a day, and yet many of us are doing it completely wrong according to author and journalist, James Nestor.

“The majority of the human population have respiratory problems, chronic sinusitis, sleep apnea, snoring, asthma… we have completely lost touch with our basic bodily function. We can still live by breathing poorly but that doesn’t mean that we are going to be healthy.”

Episode 14 – James Nestor

James has spent the last several years researching and writing the best seller Breath, a novel which explores the million-year-long history of how the human species has lost the ability to breathe properly resulting in so many maladies. He traveled the world in an attempt to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it, turning the conventional wisdom of what we thought we knew about our most basic biological function on its head.

James even volunteered as one of two to have a 20-day test conducted on him, taping his nose for the first 10 days only breathing through his mouth, and only breathing through his nose for the last 10 days. What he and the test discovered was astonishing!

Needless to say ever since we recorded this episode we have been consciously breathing! Drawing awareness to how our breath changes from when we walk, and run, to when we sit, to when we are on our laptops. We have been amazed at what we have found out. 

A fascinating conversation that will transform the way you breathe!

Lots of Love,

Dave & Steve x

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To find out more about James and his work visit his website: mrjamesnestor.com

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Produced by Sara Fawsitt and Sean Cahill