Good day Y'All!
The link you need for that Breathing Interview with Mr James Nestor on our Radio New Zealand National Programme, is to go to the Site and key in Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan & enter with the word Breathing - that should get you going.
EC: Hi Michael!
Here is the link that you weren't able to post yesterday:
Here's the Bad News!! Sorry!! Ready??
Turns out that most of us are breathing all wrongly and I have just finished listening to an American chap who says he can fix this for us, if we will but take on board his sage advice for Self Improvement. (No, his initials are not D.T.).
On our national treasure: "Radio New Zealand-National Radio" to-day, he was interviewed on this gripping topic and sounded extremely plausible (unlike D.T.)
I was particularly intrigued, as for years I was a "mouth breather" due to the fact that I experienced an accident when I was a small ankle biter and my nose got smashed up and blocked from there on in. You could say that years later, after the ops, I had to learn to do what most people don't have to think about (but nevertheless do wrongly anyway).
After two operations to open up the airways, I studied Ayurvedic breathing practices and benefited immensely at the time: even the constant headaches began to recede.
James Nestor in his recently published book: "Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art" claims that the nose is a sophisticated air-conditioning system that, if allowed to do its job properly, becomes our body's first line of defence against a myriad of nasties that seek to enter our bodies via our ventilation system! (Cheeky blighters).
It might be fun to listen to him being interviewed on our N Z National Radio (I tried to copy the link but failed) and you could hear a Kiwi accent at the same time - hey two for the price of one, education and entertainment together!
Or possibly actually read the book.
Maybe there's a Podcast lurking about somewhere? Over to you health enthusiasts.
If you're quick, it will still be on RNZ's site for you to listen to.
Cheers and Happy Breathing
Michael from Down Under
P.S. Said to help with Stress also.