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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: August, 2022
Aug 27, 2022

Lorimer is Bradley Distinguished Professor in Clinical Neuroscience, Foundation Chair in Physiotherapy and Director of IIMPACT in Health at the University of South Australia. His main interests are persistent pain and other protective feelings. His research group investigates pain in humans, from cognitive and behavioral experiments to clinical trials and implementation studies. He has authored over 350 scientific articles and seven books. He has received international awards for his contributions to the science of pain, the treatment of persistent pain, to pain and health education, and for his public outreach initiatives. In 2017 he founded the not for profit Pain Revolution and in 2020 he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia, that country’s second highest civilian honor, for ‘distinguished served to humanity at large in the fields of pain and its management, science communication, education and physiotherapy.’ He lives and works on Kaurna Land in Adelaide, South Australia.

Aug 18, 2022
Ever wonder what happens if you stop wearing shoes and go about your lifebarefoot? 
 
In this episode of the Align podcast, Graham Tuttle and I chat about foot freedom and how it directly impacts life.  We talk about the different ways to unpack the feet and the common mistakes when doing it, as well as, peripersonal space. Plus, Graham explains what Plantar fasciitis is and the treatment options available to help reduce symptoms. Lastly, we touch on how we measure safety through the amount of money someone makes.
 
Graham Tuttle, AKA the Barefoot Sprinter, is a coach that specializes in building better athletes from the ground up through a focus on intrinsic foot strength. Inspired by his own experience from years of struggling with sports injuries and refusing that conventional, status quo “fixes” were the answer, Graham embarked on a journey to figure out exactly why injuries in sports happen, and how to prevent them.
 
3:25 - What are the overarching facts on why we wear shoes? 
10:22 - Human optimization trope
15:50 - Does “foot freedom” affect how a person engages in life? 
21:04 - Why is it important to treat trust as a physical being?
24:53 - Can an insulated culture cause more damage in the long run?
29:20 - Peripersonal space and when does the body feel safe again?
32:28 - What are ways to “unpack the feet”?
47:54 - Could we use money as a measure on how we cultivate life and safety?
52:22 - How can making more money help you say no?
1:07:45 - Where do you start checking when you are in pain?
1:16:41 - What is “Plantar Fasciitis” and why it happens?
1:20:32 - What are treatment options for plantar fasciitis and other foot conditions?
1:28:47 - What are the most common mistake when unpacking the feet?
1:33:01 - What are the technicalities of sprinting?
 
If you want to know more about Graham:
 
Website: https://grahamtuttle.com/ 
Instagram: @thebarefootsprinter
Courses: https://grahamtuttle.com/programs
 
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Aug 11, 2022
Do you ever have a sudden fear of not having enough time left in your life?
 
In this episode of the Align podcast, Dr. Zach Bush and I chat about the divergence of humans from nature, the function of this split, as well as the effects of this split in our society now. We also talk about the relationship between art,  and “play” with medicine. We touch the process of healing our past traumas as well as the core idea of intrinsic health. Lastly, we talk about the idea of looking past the obsolete idea of aging and how it can positively impact our body. 
 
Zach Bush, MD is a physician specializing in internal medicine, endocrinology and hospice care. He is the co-founder and CEO of Seraphic Group and the non-profit Farmer's Footprint to develop root-cause solutions for human and ecological health. His education has highlighted the need for a radical departure from chemical farming and pharmacy, and his ongoing efforts are providing a path for consumers, farmers, and mega-industries to work together for a healthy future for people and planet.
 
2:30 - Divergence of humans from nature
5:40 - What is the evolutionary function of our split with nature?
9:30 - Why are we capable of seeing ourselves “separate”?  
13:27 - Maximizing the experience of pleasure and beauty
16:28 - What are the societal effects of our split with nature?
20:08 - Interconnection between awe-inspiring aesthetics and medicine
24:58 - What is the value of “play” in medicine?
31:59 - Is there a blueprint to get back into "cooperative play” state?
37:40 - How do we heal our ancestral and deep traumas?
39:45 - Understanding the journey of intrinsic health 
52:43 - What happens to us biologically if we start appreciating aging?
 
If you want to know more about Zach:
 
Website: ZachBushMD.com
Instagram: @ZachBushMD
Facebook: Zach Bush MD
Twitter: @DrZachBush
YouTube: Zach Bush MD
 
Instagram: @FarmersFootprint
 
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Aug 4, 2022
Do ruminating thoughts regularly disrupt your sleep and keep you awake at night?
 
In this episode of the Align podcast, Dr. Ethan Kross and I chat about how to effectively deal with chatter, and self-criticism. We also talk about high individualism as well as our relationship with others and our thoughts towards them. Lastly, we also touch on having internal dialogues to switch our overall perspective in life.
 
Ethan Kross, PhD, is one of the world's leading experts on controlling the conscious mind. He is an award-winning professor at the University of Michigan and the Ross School of Business, and is the director of the Emotion & Self Control Laboratory. He has also participated in policy discussion at the White House and has been interviewed on CBS Evening News, Good Morning America, Anderson Cooper Full Circle, and NPR's Morning Edition. 
 
Ethan Kross, PhD, wrote a book called Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It
 
3:50: What are the physical toggles to change our state of mind?
6:33: How do we find our awe triggers?
8:25: Paradox of high individualism
11:52: When is self-criticism a good thing?
14:00: How can "splitting oneself" help in overcoming struggles?
16:00: How congruent is our relationship with ourselves and others?
18:23: Should we be held accountable for EVERY thought we have?
23:20: What is the value of shame?
29:10:  Does our brain have sovereignty over life occurrences?
35:10: Can stillness help us perceive things more?
40:10: What are tools that we can use to lessen chatter?
48:07: Affectionate touch as another chatter fighting tool
56:49: Distanced self-talk and temporal distancing
1:02:46: How can we optimally show gratitude?
 
To learn more about Ethan:
 
Website: https://www.ethankross.com/
 
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