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Align Podcast

We break down everything you need to know about functional movement, lifestyle and nutrition to achieve world class results with the guidance of world renowned experts. Learn actionable steps for optimal diet, strength, endurance, power, weight loss or gain, biohacking, mobility, flexibility, self-care and more!
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Dec 28, 2015

Dr. Andreo Spina is a the founder of Functional Movement Seminars, world class movement educator and accomplished chiropractor. I had a great time breaking down what exactly is neutral spine and when is it important, how we can change our work environment to be more effective for our bodies and much more! The intro is recorded my new Spanish 'girl friends' house in Granada, Spain. The music is from beautiful flamenco show I went to the night before recording the episode, enjoy!

Dec 21, 2015

Cliff Hodges is an amazing combination of intellect and grit. He is an MIT grad, business owner, world explorer and outdoor survival expert. To say the least he has a ton to offer the Align community.

Dec 14, 2015

Dan Pardi was truly a pleasure to have on the show and we will surely have him back in 2016! We got into the ins and outs of sleeping, raving and various conter-culture perspectives. Dan is definitly cut from a similar cloth as the Align community and I am grateful for his contribution! 

Dec 7, 2015

Dr. Justin Marchegiani is a functional medicine doctor and D.C. with a lifetime of experience. In this conversation, we deep dive into several subjects on how to repair our bodies and defend against potential intruders. Dr. Justin is significantly smarter than I am and I had a great time getting schooled! We get into vitamin D deficiency, adrenal fatigue, thyroid and gut repair and much more.

I potentially will be offending some people with some of my perspectives on religion and our origins. This traveling experience has been opeing my mind to European history and we get into it in the introduction. Also enjoy the music by Ebeyi, exerpt from Alan Watts and George Carlin. Thanks everyone!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHRAPIwsS5I

You can also see me interviewed on Dr. Justin's show 'Beyond Wellness'

http://www.justinhealth.com/aaron-alexander-aligning-the-body-performing-better-and-preventing-injuries-podcast-38/

Nov 30, 2015

Hal Elrod is literally a walking miracle and a true inspiration to have on the show! In this episode, we got into his story from clinical death to exuberant life and how he chose to heal instead of listen to his broken diagnosis. We get into how to focus our intentions in the optimal direction and actionable to tips to get the most out of this life! This episode is not be missed. 

Hal and I traded interviews and you can hear he and chatting movement on his show at halelrod.com

Nov 23, 2015

Thomas Myers is one of the most important people in the realm of fascial research and shifting our perspectives on the connections within our bodies. This was one of my favorite discussions and I look forward to having Tom back on the show next year to continue. We get into various approaches & philosophies of working with pain instead of being confined by an over-simplified definition. We chat about timeless wisdom from various influential minds from history and how maintaining our body is nothing new necessitating the 'latest' technology and much more. Tom is a world-class educator and therapist and we at Align Podcast are grateful for his contribution to enhancing the human condition! Check out his books, workshops & videos at anatomytrains.com to learn more!

Nov 16, 2015

Darryl Edwards is the writer of multiple books on ancestral movement and paleo lifestyle. He is a movement educator and an inspiration to be around. This conversation ranges from the impact of racism on movement to how to turn your passion into your career. There is a brilliant 7 minutes of live violin I recorded in the Louvre in Paris, France just a day before the horrible terrorist attacks. Enjoy and hopefully we can find value in this event somehow. Thanks

Nov 9, 2015

Jay Papasan is a New York Times Best Selling author and inspiring individual to chat with. In this conversation we get into how he and his wife became multi-millionaires in under a decade. He breaks down the most effective ways everyone can begin taking control of their finances and begin building the life of their dreams. Financial stress is a major cause of dis-ease in our society and we need to balance this just as well as everything else for optimal health. This doesn't mean we need money to be happy but we do need enough and to not be controlled by it. Enjoy!

Nov 3, 2015

Adam Bernstein is a world renowned fitness and nutrition expert and has been featured pretty much everywhere. He was the editor for Live Strong and Men's Health and is a best-selling author. His latest book is co-authored with John Ramniello and is aptly titled, Man 2.0: Engineering The Alpha. He breaks down exactly what we can do to optimize our lives to bring our greatest potential. This conversation goes all sorts of fun directions including the value of clenching our sphincters from time to time...

Oct 26, 2015

Carl Paoli is a world renowned gymnast and coach with a lifetime of experience in movement. He also happens to be a great thinker with a ton of great metaphysical tid-bits to illustrate the value of effective movement. We chatted about  tips to travel optimally and keep your body functioning great even  30,000 feet off the ground. We got into the ins and outs of strong body positioning through a variety of ranges and a whole lot interesting tangents beyond that!

Oct 19, 2015

James Earls is the writer of an important book by the name of 'Born to Walk' which gets into the nitty gritty of what it means to ambulate well! This is a subject that is rarely gotten into because most teachers don't know enough about it in the first place. We break down from toes to nose how to move better. If you or anyone you know has experienced pain in there body or generally would like to move better this is a mandatory discussion to download into your brain...

Oct 12, 2015

Mark Bowden is a world renowned body language expert and writer of several popular books on the topic. In this conversation, we get into actionable tips on how to occupy your body most effectively in every situation including dating, business, etc. 

Oct 5, 2015

Wim Hof has about a dozen world records in relation to exposing the body to cold temperatures. He has climbed Mt. Everest in a pair of shorts and boots and did the same on Mt. Kilimanjaro! He and his team have done extensive studies on the impact of cold water thermogenesis on the health of the body. Alleviate depression, decrease body fat, increase muscle, increase mental cognition and strengthen immune system to name a few reasons you may be interested in experimenting with this! 

Sep 28, 2015

Rick Doblin is a pioneer in the use of psychedelics as therapeutic supplements. In the conversation we chat about the use of MDMA in the treatment PTSD with police and war veterans. The use of psilocybin to process emotional information and how to guide yourself through a 'bad trip'. The impact of cannabis on time perception and how we can increase our perceived sense of our time alive. We chat about integrating physical movement with our mental/emotional selves and more. This conversation is a must listen... 

Sep 21, 2015

Stanton Peele is a world renowned best selling author of a dozen books on addiction and recovery. We get into actionable tips on how to recover from addiction, develop self-empowerment and redefine what addiction actually means. Is the disease model of addiction an accurate depiction? We get into it!

Sep 14, 2015

Gil Hedley is a world renowned dissector of human cadavers and teacher. He has been a virtual mentor of mine for years and I am honored to have him on the show! He teaches physical therapists, massage therapists, doctors, yoga instructors and just about anyone interested in human movement. We discuss the intricacies of human connective tissue and how to maintain your health. We chat about injury prevention and how to get to source of pain in the body and much more! This conversation is a must listen...

Sep 8, 2015

Robb Wolf! This guy is one of my favorites in the health care sphere and I am honored to have him on. We get into auto-immune disease in relation to intestinal function, effects of caffeine, nicotine, alcohol. how to cultivate your micro biome and more! This conversation is not to be missed....

Aug 31, 2015

Katy Bowman of Aligned and Well is a highly accomplished biomechanist and the writer of one of my favorite books, Move Your DNA! We chatted about how to move in a more complete way, the 'casts' we may be wearing and not even realize, the impact of movement on circulatory conditions such as atherosclerosis and more. This chat is not be missed and is bound to shift people's perspectives on nutritious movement.  

Aug 24, 2015

Daniel Kish is an inspiration to anyone he contacts. He has been completely blind since he was a baby and since then has evolved to 'see' using sound called echolocation. This conversation will have you questioning the whole concept of 'normal' and help you appreciate what you have!

Aug 17, 2015

Till Luchau is a lead instructor and the Director of Advanced-Trainings.com. With a diverse background that includes experience and contributions in fields like somatic psychology, structural integration, organizational and leadership development, and conflict resolution, Til's ability to connect interdisciplinary, big picture ideas to practical, real-world applications has made his trainings and events popular worldwide.

 

He has been teaching globally for decades and it was a blast chatting with him today! We got into somatic psychology and its role in pain, what in the world is pain in the first place, the endless factors involved in pain reduction and body/mind mastery. 

Aug 10, 2015

JP Sears is the creator of Awaken with JP, the uber popular and hilarious YouTube channel. He is also a successful life coach of sorts with a beautiful balance of humor and logic. In this conversation we get into the balance of narcissism and selflessness, how to find your passion and JP keeps it hilarious the whole time. One of my favorite episodes!

Aug 3, 2015

New York Times best-selling author, Tucker Max, has a very interesting back story from rags to riches and we get into it.  We chat about the science of physical attraction and how to leverage the best version of ourselves in life and dating. How does our reptile brain and human nature come into play when approaching a new person? We get into that and more!

Jul 27, 2015

Dr. Christopher Ryan is the co-writer of the New York Times best selling book, Sex At Dawn. He is the host of the very thought provoking podcast 'Tangentially Speaking'. Chris has clearly spent his life investigating the world and himself thoroughly and I greatly appreciate his insights. In this conversation in Portland we chat about the impact of language on our personality, the value of telling a narrative and much more! A must listen for sure...

Jul 20, 2015

Erwan Le Corre is the founder of the uber popular system of movement practice called Mov Nat. His perspectives are super valuable to our evolution as movers! We break down how to develop your movement practice today and the philosophy of what healthy movement is in the first place.

Jul 13, 2015

Abel James is known as the 'Fat Burning Man'. He has an impressive story of weight loss and health found. We chat about Kambo, a medicinal ceremony from the Amazon involving frog poison being injected into a persons skin; very interesting to say the least. We chat about how to lose weight and be optimally healthy. The value of perception and intention in our eating and lifestyle is a topic that needs to be addressed in our health care system and we get into today with Abel!

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