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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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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 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 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!

Jan 4, 2016

James Lambert is an ex undefeated bare knuckle figher from England turned motivational life coach and writer. We get into how he guided himself through extreme depression to 'Mr. Happy'.

Dec 28, 2015

Dr. Andreo Spina is a the founder of Functional Movement Seminars, world class movement educator and accomplished chiropractor. I had a great time breaking down what exactly is neutral spine and when is it important, how we can change our work environment to be more effective for our bodies and much more! The intro is recorded my new Spanish 'girl friends' house in Granada, Spain. The music is from beautiful flamenco show I went to the night before recording the episode, enjoy!

Dec 21, 2015

Cliff Hodges is an amazing combination of intellect and grit. He is an MIT grad, business owner, world explorer and outdoor survival expert. To say the least he has a ton to offer the Align community.

Dec 14, 2015

Dan Pardi was truly a pleasure to have on the show and we will surely have him back in 2016! We got into the ins and outs of sleeping, raving and various conter-culture perspectives. Dan is definitly cut from a similar cloth as the Align community and I am grateful for his contribution! 

Dec 7, 2015

Dr. Justin Marchegiani is a functional medicine doctor and D.C. with a lifetime of experience. In this conversation, we deep dive into several subjects on how to repair our bodies and defend against potential intruders. Dr. Justin is significantly smarter than I am and I had a great time getting schooled! We get into vitamin D deficiency, adrenal fatigue, thyroid and gut repair and much more.

I potentially will be offending some people with some of my perspectives on religion and our origins. This traveling experience has been opeing my mind to European history and we get into it in the introduction. Also enjoy the music by Ebeyi, exerpt from Alan Watts and George Carlin. Thanks everyone!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHRAPIwsS5I

You can also see me interviewed on Dr. Justin's show 'Beyond Wellness'

http://www.justinhealth.com/aaron-alexander-aligning-the-body-performing-better-and-preventing-injuries-podcast-38/

Nov 30, 2015

Hal Elrod is literally a walking miracle and a true inspiration to have on the show! In this episode, we got into his story from clinical death to exuberant life and how he chose to heal instead of listen to his broken diagnosis. We get into how to focus our intentions in the optimal direction and actionable to tips to get the most out of this life! This episode is not be missed. 

Hal and I traded interviews and you can hear he and chatting movement on his show at halelrod.com

Nov 23, 2015

Thomas Myers is one of the most important people in the realm of fascial research and shifting our perspectives on the connections within our bodies. This was one of my favorite discussions and I look forward to having Tom back on the show next year to continue. We get into various approaches & philosophies of working with pain instead of being confined by an over-simplified definition. We chat about timeless wisdom from various influential minds from history and how maintaining our body is nothing new necessitating the 'latest' technology and much more. Tom is a world-class educator and therapist and we at Align Podcast are grateful for his contribution to enhancing the human condition! Check out his books, workshops & videos at anatomytrains.com to learn more!

Nov 16, 2015

Darryl Edwards is the writer of multiple books on ancestral movement and paleo lifestyle. He is a movement educator and an inspiration to be around. This conversation ranges from the impact of racism on movement to how to turn your passion into your career. There is a brilliant 7 minutes of live violin I recorded in the Louvre in Paris, France just a day before the horrible terrorist attacks. Enjoy and hopefully we can find value in this event somehow. Thanks

Nov 9, 2015

Jay Papasan is a New York Times Best Selling author and inspiring individual to chat with. In this conversation we get into how he and his wife became multi-millionaires in under a decade. He breaks down the most effective ways everyone can begin taking control of their finances and begin building the life of their dreams. Financial stress is a major cause of dis-ease in our society and we need to balance this just as well as everything else for optimal health. This doesn't mean we need money to be happy but we do need enough and to not be controlled by it. Enjoy!

Oct 19, 2015

James Earls is the writer of an important book by the name of 'Born to Walk' which gets into the nitty gritty of what it means to ambulate well! This is a subject that is rarely gotten into because most teachers don't know enough about it in the first place. We break down from toes to nose how to move better. If you or anyone you know has experienced pain in there body or generally would like to move better this is a mandatory discussion to download into your brain...

Oct 12, 2015

Mark Bowden is a world renowned body language expert and writer of several popular books on the topic. In this conversation, we get into actionable tips on how to occupy your body most effectively in every situation including dating, business, etc. 

Sep 28, 2015

Rick Doblin is a pioneer in the use of psychedelics as therapeutic supplements. In the conversation we chat about the use of MDMA in the treatment PTSD with police and war veterans. The use of psilocybin to process emotional information and how to guide yourself through a 'bad trip'. The impact of cannabis on time perception and how we can increase our perceived sense of our time alive. We chat about integrating physical movement with our mental/emotional selves and more. This conversation is a must listen... 

Sep 21, 2015

Stanton Peele is a world renowned best selling author of a dozen books on addiction and recovery. We get into actionable tips on how to recover from addiction, develop self-empowerment and redefine what addiction actually means. Is the disease model of addiction an accurate depiction? We get into it!

Sep 14, 2015

Gil Hedley is a world renowned dissector of human cadavers and teacher. He has been a virtual mentor of mine for years and I am honored to have him on the show! He teaches physical therapists, massage therapists, doctors, yoga instructors and just about anyone interested in human movement. We discuss the intricacies of human connective tissue and how to maintain your health. We chat about injury prevention and how to get to source of pain in the body and much more! This conversation is a must listen...

Sep 8, 2015

Robb Wolf! This guy is one of my favorites in the health care sphere and I am honored to have him on. We get into auto-immune disease in relation to intestinal function, effects of caffeine, nicotine, alcohol. how to cultivate your micro biome and more! This conversation is not to be missed....

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