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.
Ever wonder what happens if you stop wearing shoes and go about your life…barefoot?
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?