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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: May, 2022
May 26, 2022
Did you know that pain is experienced differently by everyone?
 
In this episode of the Align podcast, Garrett and I chat about why an MRI scan may not show physicians and therapists everything they need to know about the source of chronic pain many patients experience. In fact, the psychological stressors we have within us could be just as much the culprit as something being physically and structurally wrong in the body. Garrett also explains how pain is something that is subjective and is tolerated differently by everyone, as we all separate psychological pain from physical pain differently.
 
Garrett Salpeter combined training in neuroscience and engineering to start NeuFit, a company at the nexus of neurology and fitness, dedicated to treating athletes and patients in the realization of fitness goals, effective rehabilitation, and improved overall health.
 
What we discuss:
 
02:18: What is electrical stimulation therapy?
10:10: What is pain?
19:07: Why does the pain feel different for everyone?
25:50: Is it possible to separate psychological pain from physical pain in the brain?
30:39: How do psychological stressors induce physical pain?
37:31: What methods does Garrett use and what are the starting points in the analysis?
40:09: What can the Neubie do that other tools can’t?
51:53: What are some stumble blocks that Garrett has learned along this journey?
57:42: What are the differences between each device?
 
To learn more about Garrett:
 
Website: neu.fit
Book:  The NeuFit Method: Unleash The Power of The Nervous System For Faster Healing and Optimal Performance
Instagram: @neufitrfp
 
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May 19, 2022

Do you know what your meaning in life is? What about your meaning OF life?

In this episode of the Align podcast, John Vervaeke, Ph.D. and I share a profoundly striking dialogue on our collective starvation for meaning. Plus, we tackle why we experience a gnawing disconnection from ourselves, from each other, and from nature. As he sheds light on the difference between meaning “in” life vs. meaning “of” life, we also touch on cancel culture, addiction, the power of a flow state of mind in meaning-making, and how to cultivate wisdom in the Age of Disinformation.

John Vervaeke, Ph.D., is an author of several books, and he’s been a professor of cognitive science at the University of Toronto since 1994. His award-winning 50-part lecture series on Youtube titled "Awakening from the Meaning Crisis” has garnered 500k+ views worlwide.

What we discuss:

0:00 - Introduction to John Vervaeke

3:00 - Culture, Grammar, and the Creation of Meaning

6:00 - What is the Meaning Crisis?

9:00 - The roots of our alienation + how to harness our power to self-correct

16:00 - Cancel culture as a symptom of the meaning crisis

23:30 - What exactly is cognition?

27:00 - Love, psychedelics, and the flow state of mind

36:00 - The definition of meaning-making & the different kinds of knowing

41:30 - Addiction: A learned behavior or a disease?

44:50 - Why we should never stop looking for meaning & seeking wisdom

56:00 - Actionable Tips to cultivate wisdom & live a fulfilled life

1:01:00 - How religion contributes to solving the meaning crisis

 

Learn more from John Vervaeke:

Website: johnvervaeke.com

Twitter: @vervaeke_john

Youtube: johnvervaeke

Book: Zombies in Western Culture: A Twenty-First Century Crisis

 

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

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May 12, 2022
Did you know your beliefs about aging can have a direct impact on how long of a life you will live?
 
In this episode of the Align podcast, Dr. Becca Levy and I chat about how our positive and negative beliefs about aging impact our health. 
 
We also chat about what western cultures can learn from other cultures that celebrate growing old and living until old age, such as the famous blue zones.
 
Dr. Becca Levy, Ph.D., is an award-winning Yale Professor of Psychology and Global Health. She received her Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard University. She has been invited to testify before the United States Senate on the effects of ageism, contributed to briefs submitted to the United States Supreme Court in age-discrimination cases, and participated in United Nations discussions of ageism. 
 
What we discuss:
 
04:00: Why did Dr. Levy get involved with the field of aging?
 
06:04: What is the connection between the mind and the body?
 
07:49: What is Dr. Levy’s definition of “the mind”?
 
08:45: Where do we think?
 
09:39: How can your beliefs about aging impact your health?
 
13:56: What is the difference between blue zones and westernized cultures in terms of aging?
 
17:07: How does someone’s idea of death affect their perception of aging?
 
19:22: What does the research say about thought-partnering and beliefs in relation to aging?
 
21:00: How to shift your beliefs about aging?
 
22:30: Do women face more pressure around aging than men?
 
24:32: Does Dr. Levy experience any negative beliefs around her age?
 
26:44: How can visualization of self-image help develop positive beliefs around aging?
 
28:12: What are things you can do to develop positive images of aging?
 
26:02: How can social media make you more prone to ageism?
 
32:51: How can people start changing the internal narratives they have?
 
 
 To learn more from Dr. Becca Levy:
 
 Website: https://becca-levy.com/ 
 Image of Aging Quiz: https://becca-levy.com/quiz/ 
 Book: Breaking the Age Code 
 
 
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The revised version of the Align Method book is now available with 22 brand-new exercises!
 
Order here: alignpodcast.com/alignbook
 
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alignpodcast.com/community to join our community
 
www.organifi.com/align and use ALIGN during checkout to receive 20%
 
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May 5, 2022
Do you think you have stiff ankles? Chances are, you just lack mobility.
 
In this episode of the Align Podcast, Gray Cook and I chat about the fundamentals of movement and how our current culture is out of touch with them. In Gray’s experience, a simple practice of self-awareness can help us identify a lot of our movement patterns that are broken and allow us to bring it back to their performing state.
 
We also talk about how we can integrate the basic fundamentals of movement in today’s sedentary modern world where sofas, desks, and cars all have an impact on our mobility.
 
Gray Cook is a physical therapist, orthopedic certified specialist, and certified strength and conditioning coach. His developments in movement pattern screening and assessment are at the forefront of fitness, physical conditioning, injury prevention, and physical rehabilitation. 
 
 
What we discuss: 
 
02:36: What are some of the low-hanging fruit in terms of mobility in today’s world?
05:45:Which movement fundamentals should be thought in our education system?
10:52: What are Gray’s observations on physical independence?
27:22: Have we really conquered nature?
31:02: How do we integrate modern life into the natural and seamless self?
34:48: Can we seamlessly integrate more than one movement practice into our daily lives?
42:30: What does it mean to walk “well”?
51:13: How has Gray’s perspective on breathe shift over the years?
01:11:59: How can we get to a point where we’re effortlessly inhabiting our physical body?
 
 
 Learn More from Gray Cook:
 
Website:  www.functionalmovement.com
Podcast: www.movementpod.com
Book: The Business of Movement 
 
 
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 
alignpodcast.com/community to join our community
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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