We are excited to announce that our September meeting of the 4yoga Book Club will read and discuss Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor. Special thanks to our 4yoga community members for taking time to review the three books under consideration and cast their votes.
James Nestor writes about his experience as a stressed-out journalist with chronic pneumonia, bronchitis, and sleep disorders. The book takes us through an unexpected journey about something we do over 20,000 times per day. Breathe.
Author Elizabeth Gilbert says, “Our breath is a beautiful, healing, mysterious gift, and so is this book. I already feel like it’s going to change my life.”
Bookpage reviewer Carly Nations writes, “From yogis to monks, from voice teachers to athletic trainers, from people with scoliosis to those with asthma, Breath details how these rediscovered breath practices are providing the promise of a better, longer, healthier life.”
Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art is available from many vendors in hardback, ebook, or audio formats. The Warren County Public Library has a copy in its collection, and 4yoga will purchase a couple of copies to loan, as well.
To keep up with this book club meeting on Facebook, check out its event page—and please RSVP to let us know if you’re interested or planning to be a part of the discussion! (The Zoom link is also posted on the event page, to make it easy to find the meeting.)
8/21/20 update: two copies of the book are available to borrow!
We have purchased two copies of Breath to circulate among our readers, and they are currently at The Pots Place on the staircase. Kathie has generously agreed to let us use that spot as our “library.”
You are welcome to check out a book (Kathie has a sign-out sheet) and keep the book for up to two weeks. Once returned, Kathie will “quarantine” the book for two days. On the third day, she will place the book back on the stairs for someone else to check out.
We encourage you to join us in September for our Zoom meeting/discussion on Breath and hope you take advantage of the loaner books ASAP. We are excited to get them in circulation soon so as many folks as possible can read about Nestor’s amazing journey and research.
Check out/check in days/hours at The Pots Place are Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.