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.
Do you wish you could experience the same effects of alcohol, but without the hangover?
In this episode of the Align podcast, Cameron George and I chat about what Kava is exactly, its main benefits, and how it impacts your nervous system. We also explore what senescent cells are and how they relate to the psychedelic experience of psychotropic medicines. Lastly, we cover how Kava can help reset your sympathetic system.
Cameron is a researcher, writer, entrepreneur and the founder of TRU KAVA, a company that is striving to set the industry standard for quality, safety and education around kava within the mass market. TRU KAVA is focused on developing scalable user-friendly products that deliver the full therapeutic action of the traditional kava drink, which is the only form has been highly prized in south pacific islands for over 3000 years.
What we discuss:
03:16: What does the psychedelic experience like from a neuro-chemical perspective?
09:27: What does it mean to experience a re-sensitization to reality?
14:23: What is a senescent cell?
31:07: What is Kava?
52:02: How does Kava impact the nervous system?
01:02:48: How does being in a constant sympathetic state affect your libido?
01:13:42: What other substances can restore the GABA system?
In this episode of the Align podcast, Jason Nemer and I chat about the benefits of acroyoga, playing, and connection for our health. While we tend to forget it, humans do need to experience play to feel their optimal selves. We also chat about the concept of the “perfect fit” when it comes to AcroYoga.
Jason Nemer is a world-champion acrobat and the Co-Founder of AcroYoga. Jason’s work was featured in New York Times Bestselling author Tim Ferriss’ book, Tools of Titans.
What we discuss:
03:20: What does it mean to have space in the body?
08:35: What are meridian lines?
18:04: What is AcroYoga?
21:19: What can people learn about their bodies in this process?
Did you know that someone’s genetics may explain why some people prefer chaos over order?
In this episode of the Align podcast, Dr. Doug Brackmann and I chat about what it really means to be Driven. Essentially, our Driven characteristics are related to a certain genetic makeup, meaning our ways of being are not simply personality traits but are ingrained in our DNA. We also debate over why love and social acceptance are not the same thing, the differences between intuition and feelings, and why not all feelings are bullshit.
Dr. Doug Brackmann is one of the leading psychologists to some of the most successful and Driven entrepreneurs, pro athletes, executives, and other top performers. By combining the components of meditation, long-range shooting, and therapy, Dr. Doug helps those with Driven characteristics (often wrongfully diagnosed as ADD, ADHD, OCD, or other) to harness their hunter abilities.
What we discuss:
02:43: What about one’s genetics makes them more scientific or spiritual?
08:32: Can trauma affect your characteristics?
13:33: What does it mean to be driven?
25:00: Are hunters really superior to farmers?
39:40: Are all feelings bullshit?!
45:31: What is the ego and how does it relate to the narratives we create?
53:41: What exercises can you perform to explore the shadow?
1:01:00: Is social acceptance and love the same thing?
Did you know that our jaw structure could be an indicator of evolutionary decline?
In this episode of the Align Podcast, Dr. Steven Lin and I chat about what our tongue posture and jaw structure can tell us about our health. We also chat about the health risks associated with over-disinfecting everything and how oral antibacterials can surprisingly increase your risk of diabetes.
Dr. Steven Lin is a world-leading functional dentist, TEDx speaker, and author of the International #1 Amazon Best Selling Book, The Dental Diet. As a passionate preventative, whole health advocate, Dr. Lin focuses on the understanding of dental disease through nutritional principles.
What we discuss:
02:24: Overlays of eastern and western mechanics
04:12: Why does tongue posture matter?
10:12: What can we do with our trauma?
13:40: Is there a link between how we’re using the jaw and nutrition?
20:34: Is there a direct correlation between the structure of our jaw and nutrition?
34:00: Why are humans heading towards an evolutionary decline?
36:50: Has there ever been any proof of malocclusion in the past?
43:20: Is sugar infused in culture?
53:45: What do oral antibacterials do to your mouth’s health?
56:56: Can alcohol-based mouthwash increase the risk of diabetes?
58:00: Are there any health risks associated with disinfecting everything
Did you know our suppressed emotions could be ruining our sex lives?
In this episode of the Align podcast, Dr. Lorin Krenn and I chat about the inner work men can do to have better sex and more intimacy in their relationships. We also chat about how one can know if they’re meant for monogamy or polygamy and how they can determine which partner is perfect for them.
Dr. Lorin Krenn is an internationally sought after teacher in the field of relationships, who helps people to experience deep intimacy through the power of masculine & feminine polarity. As well, he is the author of the highly-rated book‘UnderstandWomen Better’.
What we discuss:
02:02: How can a man cultivate himself in order to have the best sex?
06:23: What is sex?
08:06: What does the process of knowing yourself better look like?
13:46: What is the shadow?
26:00: What is the optimal playing board for modern relationships?
30:19: Why do we experience fear of commitment?
37:00: How does someone know which partner is perfect for them?
47:32: The biggest gift of the feminine energy
50:05: Why are stress-tests so difficult for men?
54:34: How can you stop resisting commitment to“theone”?
01:08:54: How does this inner work allow us to have greater sex?