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Align Podcast

Welcome to the Align Podcast, hosted by me, Aaron Alexander. This is a place where we focus on optimizing your mind, body, and movement through exploring unconventional approaches and unique viewpoints on all things health, wellness, and life. I'm joined by top wellness experts and world-renowned thought-leaders, including Byron Katie, Bruce Lipton, Aubrey Marcus, Jim Kwik, Marriane Williamson, Ben Greenfield, Robb Wolf, Shawn Stevenson, Abel James, Mark Sisson, Wim Hof, James Clear, Zach Bush, Gabby Reece, and many more. Get ready for deep conversations that open you up to new perspectives and ways of life that will ultimately take your mental, physical, and emotional wellness to the next level. If you love this podcast, I would love for you to connect with me on Instagram, @alignpodcast.
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Jul 4, 2016

Eric and I discuss his alternative lifestyle and practical approaches to tuning our movement practice!

As the creator of Foundation Training, Eric combined his experience as a strength coach, personal trainer and Chiropractor to create a simple strengthening program that facilitates the body’s natural healing ability and quickly improves degenerative movement patterns. The results have been incredible. Eric graduated from UCF with a Bachelors in Health Sciences and Physiology and earned his Doctor of Chiropractic at SCUHS.

Learn more at https://www.foundationtraining.com/

Jun 27, 2016

John Lee Dumas was one of my first inspirations in expanding my boundaries as a business owner. (Feels foreign calling what I do a business but my means of supporting myself at least)

He hosts the uber popular podcast Entrepreneur On Fire which gathers the world's top thinkers in business development and making your dreams become reality.

EOFire has features inspirational folks like Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, Barbara Corcoran, Tim Ferriss, and Brian Tracy. The show was named Best of iTunes in 2013. EOFire generates 7 figures in revenue annually and Dumas continues to openly share his income breakdown in a monthly report on his site, verified by a CPA.

Learn more about John at http://www.eofire.com/

Jun 20, 2016

Dr. Stuart M. McGill is a professor of spine biomechanics at the University of Waterloo (Waterloo, ON, Canada) as well as a renowned writer. His advice is often sought by governments, corporations, legal experts and elite athletes and teams from around the world. This conversation is different than most of his others in that we delve into the psychological impact of physical structure as well. Enjoy!

Learn more about the Doc at http://www.backfitpro.com/

Jun 13, 2016

No Meat Athlete was founded in 2009 by Matt Frazier, at about the same time he went vegetarian. Six months later, Matt qualified for the Boston Marathon with a time of 3:09:59 at the Wineglass Marathon, over 100 minutes faster than his first marathon time seven years prior.

In June 2010, Matt ran his first 50-mile ultramarathon, and has run several more ultras and marathons each year since.

When he’s not running, cooking, or blogging, Matt enjoys reading, gambling, music, and brewing beer. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina with his wife, son and two rescued dogs, and is the author of the upcoming book, No Meat Athlete: Run on Plants and Discover Your Fittest, Fastest, Happiest, Self.

No Meat Athlete currently has over 20,000 subscribers and is viewed by over 300,000 unique visitors each month.

Visist Matt at nomeatathlete.com

Jun 6, 2016

Brad Pilon is the author of Eat Stop Eat, and one of the top experts on the science of fasting, including the widely misunderstood protocol of intermittent fasting. Brad has a Master’s Degree in Applied Human Nutrition and years of experience in the supplement industry as a Research Analyst and Development Manager. His personal blog, Eat Blog Eat, is a valuable resource for the research on fasting and information for how to optimize and troubleshoot fasting diet protocols, and his workout programs and books are designed to educate people on the truth about how to utilize fasting to achieve the results they want. Learn more about Brad at http://bradpilon.com/

 

Enjoy the French hip-hop by Youssoupha as well! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZlMm4S7x-E

May 30, 2016

Daniel Vitalis is a pioneer in the Rewilding movement, writer, entrepreneur and kindred spirit with the Align community. We go deep into the effect of childhood development and how to move trauma through our bodies/minds amongst other perspective bending topics! This is a big conversation that could serve a lot of folks. Check his work out at http://www.danielvitalis.com/  

May 23, 2016

Dr. Kirk Parsley is a medical doctor, Navy SEAL, leading sleep expert and world-class educator. We discuss the effects of sleep deprivation, brainwashing, the global cultural impact of suboptimal health and how to get stronger, faster and healthier immediately with a few lifestyle tweaks. 

 

Learn more about the doc at http://www.docparsley.com/

May 16, 2016

Dr. Wallace "J." Nichols, called “Keeper of the Sea" by GQ Magazine and “a visionary" by Outside Magazine is an innovative, silo-busting, entrepreneurial scientist, movement maker, renown marine biologist, voracious Earth and idea explorer, wild water advocate, bestselling author and sought-after lecturer. We discuss Life, death and what the point of any this existence stuff is in the first place. Moving conversation...

Learn more about Dr. Wallace and his initiatives at:

http://www.wallacejnichols.org/

May 9, 2016

Erik Dalton is the founder of Myoskeletal Therapy and the Freedom from Pain Institute. He is one of the original students of Ida Rolf and is a legend in the world of manual therapy. In this conversation, we get into fear, somatic psychology and how he managed to form his life to fit his ideal vision. Inspiring conversation to say the least... 

 

Learn more about Erik's work:

http://erikdalton.com/

May 2, 2016

Steve Kamb is a badass entrepreneur that took control of his life and he breaks down for us how we can do the same. After years of letting life pass him by with a gaming addiction and general dissatisfaction, he managed to form one of the internet's most successful health blogs and helpful thousands of people around the globe to level-up every aspect of their reality. We get into health, travel, philosophy and some more of everyone's favorite subjects. Enjoy!  

 

Check out more about Steve and the new book below.

https://www.nerdfitness.com/

Apr 25, 2016

Esther Gokhale is a world-renowned movement therapist and founder of the Gokhale Method. She wrote the best-selling book 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back and teaches her revolutionary work globally. We get into how to reform the shape of your spine, the steps necessary to making structural change and her travels around the globe observing various cultures movement patterns!

Apr 18, 2016

Brett McKay from the Art of Manliness is one of my first insprirations in the podcast world. Starting of studying law, he changed trajectories and created his world around educating people on the lost art of manliness. We get into testosterone, habit forming, Roman history and more!

Apr 11, 2016

Dr. Kelly Starrett is an absolute legend in the realm of physical therapy and gernal human optimization. We dive into various abstract perpspectives on human function and simple tips on how to regain your highest movement expression.  

Thanks to Alan Watts for yet another beautiful sound bite!

Apr 4, 2016

Dr. Neal Pearson is a physical therapist, Yoga Therapist and innovative thinker in the field of pain science. We deep dive into the topic of pain and how to guide ourselves out of what over 80% of our modern population will experience in their lifetime. Chronic pain does not need to be an accepted part of life and we discuss how to reverse the trend.

See more about Neal at lifeisnow.ca

Intro clip from 'My Dinner with Andre' - Amazing must see movie!

Mar 28, 2016

Sue Hitzmann is a world renowned exercise physiologist, New York Times Best Selling author of the Melt Method and she truly walks her talk. She breaks down her jouney from debilitating back pain to well integrated pain free life. We get into how our psychology impacts our connective tissue, self-care practices beyond the obvious foam rolling techniques everyone already knows. I had an amazing time having a vulnerable, organic discussion with Sue!

Mar 21, 2016

Jonathan Bailor is the New York Times best-selling author of the Calorie Myth and we break down why we can ditch calorie counting, reformulate our perspecives on exercise duration and escape our mechanistic view of the body. This is a very important conversation which goes well beyond calories and dives into the psychobiology of eating, philosophical perspectives self-optimization and more!

Mar 14, 2016

Rafe Kelley is the founder of Evolve, Move, Play and is pioneering the introduction of 'rough housing', play and movement in trees as a dynamic means of getting into incredible shape both physically and mentally. We get into both technical and broad perspectives on the impact of moving in nature and how to add these crucial components to your practice!

Mar 7, 2016

Jimmy Moore is a world renowned writer, podcaster, speaker and sweet human being. He has wriiten several books in relation to low-carb/high fat dietary approach and lost hundreds of pounds in the process. What we need to know about triglycerides, HDL, LDL, carbs and more. Live Hand Pan drum in the streets of Florence, italy to boot!

 

Learn more from Jimmy at livinlavidalowcarb.com

Find more Hand Pan drum my Italian friend Davide at hangfusionmusic.com

Feb 29, 2016

Mary Bond is a world-renowned movement teacher, an original student of Ida Rolf, accomplished dancer and brings 73 years of wisdom to the discussion of how and why move well. We dive into specific tips on how to develop your felt body sense, how our perception affects our movement and how to break away from a mechanistic mind and body. A true pleasure having the opportunity to have such a wise soul on the show!

Feb 22, 2016

Keith Jardine, Former UFC Light-Heavy Weight Champion of the world, may be the sweetest, kind hearted guy you will ever meet inside the body of a Viking warrior and he shows his truely human side with us in this episode! We get into overcoming self-imposed limitations due to fear of our own potential, overcoming anxiety before some of the biggest fights in MMA history, beating opponents like Chuck Liddell and Forest Griffin and much more. Keith is also the co-owner of Cave Man Coffee (some of the most delicious I've had) and an actor to boot. Enjoy 

Grab a bag of Cave Man coffee at wcavemancoffeeco.com

Feb 15, 2016

Ari Meisel was diagnosed with Crohn's disease and was not able to invest more than an hour of time to work in a day before complete exhaustion. From this, he learned how to be incredibly effective with the hour he had and how to eliminate the unnecessary details of our work schedule. He breaks the steps down to 'Optimize-Automate-Outsource' and we learn how to apply this principle in various aspects of our lives. Reduce stress by eliminating unnecessary mental/physical clutter. A truly amazing story!   

Feb 8, 2016

Steve Maxwell is a world-renowned fitness coach, jiu-jitsu black belt under Relson Gracie and first instructor in the USA of kettlebells. HIs resume is impressive to say the least and we get into how he went from living the 'American Dream' to downsizing to a backpack and traveling the globe teaching workshops and experiencing Earth. We tap into how to control your mind to 

Feb 2, 2016

Ryan Hurst is the founder of Gold Medal Bodies (GMB), high-level gymnist, martial artist and world class movement teacher. Radical conversation delving into gymnastic skills, movement foundations, life lessons and world travels. Intro & outro audio recording of ocean crashing againts rocks in north western Africa!

Jan 18, 2016

Pedram Shojai is a Chinese medical doctor, Taoist priest, documentary film-maker and overall bad ass. It was a sincere pleasure breaking down the pharmaceutical industry, detox, Chinese medicine and how to get your body functioning impeccably. Hands down one of my favorite interviews and I hope you enjoy as much as I did. Intro recorded live on the beach in Morocco in front of my new Senegalese friends wilding out on African drums. 

Jan 10, 2016

Ryan Ford is the the founder of APEX Movement, several amazing parkour gyms located throughout Colorado and California. He is a top authority in the parkour world and I had a great time breaking down imperfection training, tips to move like a ninja, how to land a jump and more. Intro recorded live in a dark street in Morocco with my new muslim homies. Enjoy the Gnawa music!

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