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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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Now displaying: April, 2022
Apr 28, 2022
In today's episode, I'm privileged to host Dr. Kelly Starrett, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, world-leading Mobility expert, and NYT best-selling author who never fails to astound me.  

Prepare to learn why an obsession with diet and exercise may not solve your complex health issues, why you shouldn't fear aging, how your thoughts could literally reshape your bones, what it means to restore your “full range of motion,” the relationship of quality movement and lasting joy, plus the major differences between stretching and mobilizing (and why you should be focusing on the latter!).

 

As a seasoned Movement and Mobility Coach, Dr. Kelly Starrett guides players in the NFL, MLB, NHL, and NBA, Olympic gold medalists, and other world-class athletes. He and his wife Julia Starrett co-founded The Ready State, a fitness firm whose unique programs have amassed over 1.3 million practitioners worldwide.

 

What we discuss:

5:00 - A bottom-up approach to transforming our health

9:40 - Addressing your false sense of fragility

16:00 - How isolation contributes to poor health

25:00 - Dr. Kelly’s definition of rest & Aaron’s mantra for success

37:50 - Stretching Vs. Mobility: Restoring your full range of motion

43:00 - What is effective movement?

46:50 - How your mindset can transform your bones, muscles, & joints

49:00 - A top-down approach to pain: How to rework your self-image & practice better self-talk

57:00 - Movement tips for longevity

1:08:00 - The necessity of pain

1:15:00 - 3 Easy Practices for Pain Relief & Management

 

 

Learn more from Dr. Kelly Starrett:

Website: https://thereadystate.com/

Instagram: @thereadystate

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheReadyState

Books: https://www.amazon.com/Kelly-Starrett/e/B00DJEBOUO

 

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Apr 21, 2022
It only takes 3 minutes a day to be mindful of your posture - and that could take away decades of pain that's been keeping you from performing at your best.

The exercises involved in making this happen come from Dr. Eric Goodman's life work called Foundation Training, a movement revolution practiced by thousands globally. In this episode, we look back on his journey to creating this world-class program and why it has become extremely important now that our modern habits are throwing our bodies into serious imbalance and misalignment, causing us to live in constant pain. We share top movement techniques you can easily follow - whether you're sitting in front of a computer, commuting to work, or even standing still.

 

Dr. Eric Goodman, DC, is an author, chiropractor, international speaker, and the founder and creator of Foundation Training.   

                                                                             

What we discuss:

0:00 - Introduction to Dr. Eric Goodman

3:00 - Strength training Vs. Foundation Training

6:20 - Guide to Decompression Breathing

10:00 - Horizontal Vs. Vertical Breathing: How to breathe well for a more focused mind

23:30 - The core definition of pain

30:00 - What it means to "be with what is" & "surrender to pain"

36:00 - Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS): Why masking your pain only makes it worse

53:00 - 3 Tips to Improving Your Sensation of Pain

1:05:00 - Thoughts on God & the Meaning of Life

1:13:30 - Why the only way out of pain is through it

1:18:00 - Views on Stimulants, Cannabis, Psychedelics, & Pain Pills

1:34:30 - 3 Daily Movement Techniques for A Pain-Free Life

 

Learn more from Dr. Eric Goodman:

 

Website: https://www.foundationtraining.com/

Instagram: @foundationtraining

Dr. Eric Goodman’s recent book:Foundations of Health

 

Related links:

The revised version of the Align Method book is now available with 22 brand-new exercises!

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alignpodcast.com/community to join our community

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Apr 14, 2022
Consider your physical performance – when's the last time you crawled your way through a workout or practiced handstands? Probably never.

In this episode of the Align Podcast, Mike Fitch explains the evolutionary benefits of training our bodies as animals do: using all four limbs and working with them in a sequence. We talk about relearning archetypal postures and tips for finding more flow in your life when you feel stuck in an unhealthy place or mindset.

Mike Fitch is an innovative fitness educator and movement coach with 20 years experience in the fitness industry. Mike has also developed multiple other skills-based bodyweight training programs including the Bodyweight Athlete and is a highly sought after presenter and content contributor.

                            

What we discuss:

00:00 - Introduction to Mike Fitch

6:00 - Going beyond traditional sports training & back to Primal Movements

8:30 - What & where is tension in the body?

14:00 - Why you should relearn quadrupedal movements

17:00 - The Primal Play Method

20:00 - Structure is Freedom: Mike's daily routine

23:30 - Important movement lessons from babies

26:30 - Animal Flow’s impact on health & brain function

30:00 - Why comfort could be a prison, and the making of "We Invite You To Move"

35:00 - Keys to finding more flow in your life

 

Learn more from Mike Fitch:

Website: https://animalflow.com/

Instagram: @mikefitch.af ; @animalflowofficial

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/AnimalFlow

 

Watch our Animal Flow workout here:

Align Podcast on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/AlignPodcast 

 

Related Links:

The revised version of the Align Method book is now available with 22 brand-new exercises!

Order here: alignpodcast.com/alignbook

alignpodcast.com/alignmethod for a special discount 

www.organifi.com/align and use ALIGN during checkout to receive 20%

magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10%.

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Apr 7, 2022

Newsflash! You can be eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly yet still be deficient in what science calls the "building blocks of life" – proteins and amino acids.  

Today, Angelo Keely joins me for an illuminating episode where we talk about the most important macronutrient of all and why your current diet could be providing you with incomplete blocks of it. Backed with science and an overwhelming passion for educating people, Angelo debunks popular myths about protein and lays out the best sources for life-enhancing amino acids. He also managed to simplify the complicated science behind muscle-protein synthesis and branched-chained amino acids (BCCA) while sharing protein-intake recommendations you probably haven’t heard from anywhere else!

Angelo Keely is the co-founder and CEO of Kion, a supplement and functional food company dedicated to helping health and fitness enthusiasts live long, active, joyful lives by providing clean, energy enhancing solutions.

What we discuss:

0:00 - Introduction to Angelo Keely

2:00 - Protein Myths: Are plant-based diets giving you enough protein?

5:30 - Explained: Proteins, Essential & Non-Essential Amino Acids, 5-HTP, Tryptophan

11:00 - Simplifying Muscle-Protein Synthesis & Branch-Chained Amino Acids (BCAA)

16:00 - Thoughts & Tips on Fasting & Protein Supplements

24:00 - How proteins boost brain function

27:30 - Recalling his "weird" childhood, ego death, substance abuse, and spiritual rebirth

45:30 - How much protein do we need daily?

51:00 - Best sources for amino acids: Whole foods Vs. Supplements

1:02:00 - Amino acids, mitochondria, longevity

1:08:00 - More food sources for essential amino acids

1:14:00 - All about Kion

 

Learn more from Angelo Keely:

Websites:

Angelo Keely - https://www.angelokeely.com/

Kion - https://getkion.com/

Instagram: @angelokeely ; @kion

 

Research on this topic:

Branched-chain amino acids and muscle protein synthesis in humans: myth or reality?

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5568273/

 

Nonessential amino acids are not necessary to stimulate net muscle protein synthesis in healthy volunteers

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15539275/

 

Essential amino acid and carbohydrate supplementation ameliorates muscle protein loss during 28 days bedrest.

https://academic.oup.com/jcem/article/89/9/4351/2844393?login=false

 

Related links:

The revised version of the Align Method book is now available with 22 brand-new exercises!

Order here: alignpodcast.com/alignbook

alignpodcast.com/alignmethod for a special discount 

www.organifi.com/align and use ALIGN during checkout to receive 20%

magbreakthrough.com/alignpodcast and use ALIGN10 during checkout to save 10%.

getkion.com/align  and save 20% 

neurohacker.com/qualia-mind and use ALIGN during checkout to save 15%

 
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