Instant Genius is a bite-sized masterclass in podcast form. In this week's episode, we talk to science journalist James Nestor.

He’s the author of Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art, which was shortlisted for the 2021 Royal Society Science Book Prize.

He explains why so many of us are breathing wrong, and why it matters.

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And if that's not enough, you can hear even more from James on Instant Genius Extra.

On this subscription-only show, available on Apple Podcasts, we take a deeper dive into the topics covered on Instant Genius. In this episode, James tells us about the breathing techniques we could use to improve our health.

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Sara RigbyOnline staff writer, BBC Science Focus

Sara is the online staff writer at BBC Science Focus. She has an MPhys in mathematical physics and loves all things space, dinosaurs and dogs.