James Nestor to Explore Breath Work at the Global Wellness Summit

The Global Wellness Institute named James Nestor as a Keynote for the 2020 Global Wellness Summit.

Group of people performing a breathing exercise
Group of people performing a breathing exercise

John KaoThe Global Wellness Institute announced that James Nestor, author of Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, will keynote at this year's Global Wellness Summit (GWS), held November 8-11, 2020 at the Breakers Palm Beach. The theme of the 2020 Wellness Summit has to do with "Resetting the World with Wellness," which Nestor will address by exploring how innovative and more democratic wellness concepts could transform human life post-pandemic. 

“After several years researching this subject, I’m now convinced that no matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how skinny or young you are, none of it matters if you're not breathing properly,” said Nestor. “For thousands of years, breathing was considered a medicine in Eastern cultures—more recently, modern science is proving what our ancestors accepted as common knowledge. Breathing is an absolute pillar of health, and our attention to it is long overdue.”

Nestor's book, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, is already a New York Times best seller, and is the result of a decade of investigation into thousands of years of medical texts and new studies in pulmonology, psychology, biochemistry and human physiology. The book challenges western medicine's philosophy of breathing, and Nestor's research uncovers the paths of optimal breathing. 

“As a person in wellness, I’m familiar with breath work, but it honestly never grabbed me. Nestor’s brilliant, well-researched book has utterly shaken up my thinking about how the simple act of changing our breath—and boosting our lung capacity and our oxygen-CO2 exchange—is the most overlooked approach for improving our health and extending our longevity,” noted Susie Ellis, GWS chairman and CEO. “His work interweaving the latest science with lost approaches for optimal breathing needs to become a cornerstone in preventive wellness. And what a simple and accessible concept: Every one of us breathes; every one of us can change our breathing.”

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