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Align Podcast

Hi, I'm Aaron Alexander, manual therapist and movement coach, and I'm here to optimize your life through aligning your mind, body and movement. Each Monday, I'm joined by world-renowned health experts, discussing the most pressing topics in the world of wellness. And each Thursday, I provide you with my person expertise on aligning your life. This podcast always takes a holistic approach to all things health, explores topics from unique view points, and provides you with actionable tips and tangible takeaways. I would love for you to connect with me on Instagram, @alignpodcast.
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Apr 27, 2020

In this episode of the Align podcast, Jim Kwik and I have a conversation on the three senses: sound, touch, and sight. We discuss how you are born with these powerful tools but the majority of us never get trained on how to use and develop them effectively. We also discuss how these powers relate not only to our overall wellbeing but also to our cognitive performance and physiology. This episode will give you a clear guide on how to tap into the power of sound, sight, and touch, to change the way you interact in the world and more importantly, the way you interact with yourself.  

 

Check out Jim's new book: Limitless

Follow Jim on Instagram: @jimkwik

Apr 23, 2020

In this episode of the Align Podcast, I chat with my dear friend, Byron Katie, who shares invaluable insight into living in the present moment. Through this conversation, you will have a deeper understanding of how our unhappiness, stress, and anxiety all stem from our lack of living in our now. And through simply shifting our perspective to the moment we are living in, we are able to experience our life to the fullest.

We also dive into how to come to terms with our death, un-trapping ourselves from the story we are living in, and many more mindfulness nuggets you don’t want to miss. 

 

About Byron Katie: 

In 1986, at the bottom of a ten-year spiral into depression, rage, and self-loathing, Byron Katie woke up one morning to a state of constant joy that has never left her. She realized that when she believed her stressful thoughts, she suffered, but that when she questioned them, she didn’t suffer, and that this is true for every human being. Her simple yet powerful process of inquiry is called The Work.

The Work consists of four questions and the turnarounds, which are a way of experiencing the opposite of what you believe. When you question a thought, you see around it to the choices beyond suffering.

Katie has been bringing The Work to millions of people for more than thirty years. Her public events, weekend workshops, five-day intensives, nine-day School for The Work, and 28-day residential Turnaround House have brought freedom to people all over the world.

Byron Katie’s books include the bestselling Loving What Is, I Need Your Love—Is That True?, A Thousand Names for Joy, and A Mind at Home with Itself. For more information, visit thework.com.

 

What we discuss:

Why we are so serious. 1:30

Duality vs. Unicity 2:30

Katie’s 10-year depression 5:00

Having a timeless state of mind 8:30

Being trapped in our story 14:00

Steps for coming to terms with our own death 25:00

Addiction 38:00

Trauma 42:45

 

Find more from Byron Katie: 

thework.com

Apr 13, 2020

How often do you think about why you do what you do, why you see the world a certain way, and why you’re unable to create change within yourself? In this episode of the Align podcast, Kyle Thiermann and I have a deep conversation that will change your viewpoint on how you approach multiple aspects of your life.

 

We answer the questions...

  • Why do we hold ourselves back from success? And why do others of us go after success at any cost?
  • How can we meet our enemy where they are? And why is it important to befriend your enemy? 
  • How can we have more empathy for others? And why don’t we have empathy in the first place?
  • What is the best way to create change in the world and in other people? 

 

Kyle is a Patagonia Surf Ambassador, producer, freelance journalist, and host of the podcast, The Kyle Thiermann Show. Kyle is also the co-creator and producer of The Motherf*cker Awards, a satirical awards show that aims to create corporate accountability through comedy. 

Apr 6, 2020

Did you know up until the age of five, the interaction between our movement and gravity is subconscious? After the age of five, we begin to "learn" how to use our muscles, which is an incredible disruption to our relationship with nature. 

In this episode of the Align podcast, I chat with well-known movement expert, Dr. Nicholas Romanov, on the biomechanics of movement and why it's essential we realign with gravity to prevent injury and move optimally. We go further than just movement, and also dive into how our emotions, perception, and vibrations all correlate to the way we move. 

Dr. Nicholas Romanov is a two-time Olympic coach and creator of the Pose Method, an essential guide for all runners seeking to go faster and farther without injury.

What we discuss:

  • The General Movement Theory (00:00)
  • How we disrupt our natural movement (4:00)
  • How to unlearn how we have been taught to move (8:00)
  • Actionable steps to come into relationship with gravity (9:00)
  • The POSE method (12:15)
  • The benefits of learning to run on ice (13:00)
  • Heal striking (15:45)
  • Why cushioning your heals when running increases injury (18:00)
  • What natural actually means (19:00)
  • How to align with gravity (20:00)
  • The definition of emotion (25:00)
  • How postural patterns affect how a person thinks and feels (29:00)
  • Dr. Romanov upbringing in the Soviet Union (32:00)
  • How Dr. Romanov became an elite athlete (36:00)
  • The evolution of fitness (38:30)
  • The dangers of micromanaging your nutrition and health (40:00)
  • The Central Governor Theory (46:30)
  • Perception in relation to your body (50:00)
  • Our emotional vibrations (55:00)

 

Find more from Dr. Nicholas Romanov:

posemethod.com

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