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The Forum with James Nestor: Breath (In-Person)

February 26 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Free

“Our breath is a beautiful, healing, mysterious gift, and so is this book. I already feel like it’s going to change my life.” —  Elizabeth Gilbert 

There is nothing more essential to our health and well-being than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat twenty-five thousand times a day. Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave consequences.  

James Nestor is an award-winning author and journalist who has written for Scientific American, Outside, The New York Times, and more. His latest book, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, was an instant New York Times and London Sunday Times bestseller. 

Breath turns the conventional wisdom of what we thought we knew about our most basic biological function on its head. The answers aren’t found in pulmonology labs, as we might expect, but in the muddy digs of ancient burial sites, secret Soviet facilities, New Jersey choir schools, and the smoggy streets of São Paulo.

Join Malcolm Clemens Young for a conversation with Nestor about his new book, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, how the human species has lost the ability to breathe properly—and how to get it back. 

The Forum will be posted on our Youtube channel for viewing on demand.  

Watch

5 Ways To Improve Your Breathing with James Nestor

Read

Breath.

Books will be available for purchase at The Forum. 

About the Guest

James Nestor is an author and journalist who has written for Scientific American, Outside, The New York Times, and more. His latest book, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, was released in 2020 by Riverhead/Penguin Random House and was an instant New York Times and London Sunday Times bestseller. Breath explores how the human species has lost the ability to breathe properly–and how to get it back. Breath will be translated into more than 35 languages and has so far sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. Breath was awarded the Best General Nonfiction Book of 2020 by the American Society of Journalists and Authors and was a Finalist for Best Science Book of 2021 by the Royal Society. James Nestor lives and breathes in Bernal Heights, San Francisco. More at Mrjamesnestor.com. 

About the Moderator 

The Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young is the dean of Grace Cathedral. He is the author ofThe Spiritual Journal of Henry David ThoreauandThe Invisible Hand in Wilderness: Economics, Ecology, and God, and is a regular contributor on religion to the Huffington Post and San Francisco Examiner.   

About The Forum  

The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith and ethics in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with the Forum’s host and you. Our guests range from artists, inventors, and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world. 

Give to Grace

You can help us bring the arts to life at Grace with a gift today to The Forum. Click here to give.  Learn all the many ways to give.

 

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February 26
Time:
9:30 am - 10:30 am
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Cost:
Free
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Grace Cathedral
1100 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States
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The Forum with James Nestor: Breath (In-Person)

“Our breath is a beautiful, healing, mysterious gift, and so is this book. I already feel like it’s going to change my life.” —  Elizabeth Gilbert 

There is nothing more essential to our health and well-being than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat twenty-five thousand times a day. Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave consequences.  

James Nestor is an award-winning author and journalist who has written for Scientific American, Outside, The New York Times, and more. His latest book, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, was an instant New York Times and London Sunday Times bestseller. 

Breath turns the conventional wisdom of what we thought we knew about our most basic biological function on its head. The answers aren’t found in pulmonology labs, as we might expect, but in the muddy digs of ancient burial sites, secret Soviet facilities, New Jersey choir schools, and the smoggy streets of São Paulo.

Join Malcolm Clemens Young for a conversation with Nestor about his new book, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, how the human species has lost the ability to breathe properly—and how to get it back. 

The Forum will be posted on our Youtube channel for viewing on demand.  

Watch

5 Ways To Improve Your Breathing with James Nestor

Read

Breath.

Books will be available for purchase at The Forum. 

About the Guest

James Nestor is an author and journalist who has written for Scientific American, Outside, The New York Times, and more. His latest book, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, was released in 2020 by Riverhead/Penguin Random House and was an instant New York Times and London Sunday Times bestseller. Breath explores how the human species has lost the ability to breathe properly–and how to get it back. Breath will be translated into more than 35 languages and has so far sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. Breath was awarded the Best General Nonfiction Book of 2020 by the American Society of Journalists and Authors and was a Finalist for Best Science Book of 2021 by the Royal Society. James Nestor lives and breathes in Bernal Heights, San Francisco. More at Mrjamesnestor.com. 

About the Moderator 

The Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young is the dean of Grace Cathedral. He is the author ofThe Spiritual Journal of Henry David ThoreauandThe Invisible Hand in Wilderness: Economics, Ecology, and God, and is a regular contributor on religion to the Huffington Post and San Francisco Examiner.   

About The Forum  

The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith and ethics in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with the Forum’s host and you. Our guests range from artists, inventors, and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world. 

Give to Grace

You can help us bring the arts to life at Grace with a gift today to The Forum. Click here to give.  Learn all the many ways to give.

 

Sunday

February 26, 2023 Free
9:30AM - 10:30AM
Grace Cathedral
Register Today

“Our breath is a beautiful, healing, mysterious gift, and so is this book. I already feel like it’s going to change my life.” —  Elizabeth Gilbert 

There is nothing more essential to our health and well-being than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat twenty-five thousand times a day. Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave consequences.  

James Nestor is an award-winning author and journalist who has written for Scientific American, Outside, The New York Times, and more. His latest book, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, was an instant New York Times and London Sunday Times bestseller. 

Breath turns the conventional wisdom of what we thought we knew about our most basic biological function on its head. The answers aren’t found in pulmonology labs, as we might expect, but in the muddy digs of ancient burial sites, secret Soviet facilities, New Jersey choir schools, and the smoggy streets of São Paulo.

Join Malcolm Clemens Young for a conversation with Nestor about his new book, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, how the human species has lost the ability to breathe properly—and how to get it back. 

The Forum will be posted on our Youtube channel for viewing on demand.  

Watch

5 Ways To Improve Your Breathing with James Nestor

Read

Breath.

Books will be available for purchase at The Forum. 

About the Guest

James Nestor is an author and journalist who has written for Scientific American, Outside, The New York Times, and more. His latest book, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, was released in 2020 by Riverhead/Penguin Random House and was an instant New York Times and London Sunday Times bestseller. Breath explores how the human species has lost the ability to breathe properly–and how to get it back. Breath will be translated into more than 35 languages and has so far sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. Breath was awarded the Best General Nonfiction Book of 2020 by the American Society of Journalists and Authors and was a Finalist for Best Science Book of 2021 by the Royal Society. James Nestor lives and breathes in Bernal Heights, San Francisco. More at Mrjamesnestor.com. 

About the Moderator 

The Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young is the dean of Grace Cathedral. He is the author ofThe Spiritual Journal of Henry David ThoreauandThe Invisible Hand in Wilderness: Economics, Ecology, and God, and is a regular contributor on religion to the Huffington Post and San Francisco Examiner.   

About The Forum  

The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith and ethics in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with the Forum’s host and you. Our guests range from artists, inventors, and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world. 

Give to Grace

You can help us bring the arts to life at Grace with a gift today to The Forum. Click here to give.  Learn all the many ways to give.

 

Sunday

February 26, 2023 Free
9:30AM - 10:30AM
Grace Cathedral
Register Today

Sunday

February 26, 2023 Free
9:30AM - 10:30AM
Grace Cathedral
Register Today

“Our breath is a beautiful, healing, mysterious gift, and so is this book. I already feel like it’s going to change my life.” —  Elizabeth Gilbert 

There is nothing more essential to our health and well-being than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat twenty-five thousand times a day. Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave consequences.  

James Nestor is an award-winning author and journalist who has written for Scientific American, Outside, The New York Times, and more. His latest book, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, was an instant New York Times and London Sunday Times bestseller. 

Breath turns the conventional wisdom of what we thought we knew about our most basic biological function on its head. The answers aren’t found in pulmonology labs, as we might expect, but in the muddy digs of ancient burial sites, secret Soviet facilities, New Jersey choir schools, and the smoggy streets of São Paulo.

Join Malcolm Clemens Young for a conversation with Nestor about his new book, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, how the human species has lost the ability to breathe properly—and how to get it back. 

The Forum will be posted on our Youtube channel for viewing on demand.  

Watch

5 Ways To Improve Your Breathing with James Nestor

Read

Breath.

Books will be available for purchase at The Forum. 

About the Guest

James Nestor is an author and journalist who has written for Scientific American, Outside, The New York Times, and more. His latest book, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, was released in 2020 by Riverhead/Penguin Random House and was an instant New York Times and London Sunday Times bestseller. Breath explores how the human species has lost the ability to breathe properly–and how to get it back. Breath will be translated into more than 35 languages and has so far sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. Breath was awarded the Best General Nonfiction Book of 2020 by the American Society of Journalists and Authors and was a Finalist for Best Science Book of 2021 by the Royal Society. James Nestor lives and breathes in Bernal Heights, San Francisco. More at Mrjamesnestor.com. 

About the Moderator 

The Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young is the dean of Grace Cathedral. He is the author ofThe Spiritual Journal of Henry David ThoreauandThe Invisible Hand in Wilderness: Economics, Ecology, and God, and is a regular contributor on religion to the Huffington Post and San Francisco Examiner.   

About The Forum  

The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith and ethics in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with the Forum’s host and you. Our guests range from artists, inventors, and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world. 

Give to Grace

You can help us bring the arts to life at Grace with a gift today to The Forum. Click here to give.  Learn all the many ways to give.