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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 Bu ...
 
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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 medi…
 
Do you make time for play in your day? In this episode of the Align podcast, Jason Near 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 Ne…
 
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 in…
 
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…
 
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 p…
 
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 …
 
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 th…
 
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 un…
 
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 an…
 
In today's episode, I'm privileged to host Dr. Kelly Starrett, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, world-leading Mobility expert, and NYT best-selling author who never fails to astound me. Prepare to learn why an obsession with diet and exercise may not solve your complex health issues, why you shouldn't fear aging, how your thoughts could literally resh…
 
It only takes 3 minutes a day to be mindful of your posture - and that could take away decades of pain that's been keeping you from performing at your best. The exercises involved in making this happen come from Dr. Eric Goodman's life work called Foundation Training, a movement revolution practiced by thousands globally. In this episode, we look b…
 
Consider your physical performance – when's the last time you crawled your way through a workout or practiced handstands? Probably never. In this episode of the Align Podcast, Mike Fitch explains the evolutionary benefits of training our bodies as animals do: using all four limbs and working with them in a sequence. We talk about relearning archety…
 
Newsflash! You can be eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly yet still be deficient in what science calls the "building blocks of life" – proteins and amino acids. Today, Angelo Keely joins me for an illuminating episode where we talk about the most important macronutrient of all and why your current diet could be providing you with incompl…
 
In this episode, we dive into the best and most affordable ways to supercharge your brain health, prevent Alzheimer's Disease, overcome depression through nutrition, and resist a sedentary lifestyle even when you're too lazy to move. With a relatable tone, Max breaks down the connection between cognitive health and cardiovascular health, how critic…
 
In our near-dystopian society, progress is measured by power. Dominance over nature, animals, and fellow humans has become synonymous with development. But is humanity's desire to ascend necessarily evil? In this episode, the great philosopher Charles Eisenstein joins me for a paradigm-shifting conversation. We immerse into the most daunting social…
 
How do you measure success? Is it through the high, thundering reputation you build for yourself or the lasting inner peace nobody can steal from you? In this episode of the Align Podcast, Budokon Founder Cameron Shayne and I share a high-level discussion on what it means to be a well-balanced human being in our materialistic culture. He offers a r…
 
What if you can reap the real benefits of the ketogenic diet without putting up with its traditional restrictions? Top heart surgeon and best-selling author of “The Plant Paradox” Dr. Steven Gundry joins me in this very insightful conversation and reveals the shocking truth about traditional keto diets, why most people fail at it, and how to do ket…
 
How can you transform pain into power, heal from a traumatic past, and live happier than ever? #1 New York Times best-selling author Gabby Bernstein joins me in this eye-opening episode to tell us the way. Life is a journey of unlearning fear and remembering love, but fear often ruins our ability to love and be happy. Gabby says we can still revers…
 
What’s the best exercise for sedentary beings who want to live longer, stronger, and happier? Today’s guest firmly believes that resistance training is the answer. In this episode, Sal Di Stefano takes us through the unbelievable benefits of resistance training on growth hormones, insulin sensitivity, muscle building, and overall well-being. This d…
 
Did you know that elevated uric acid causes more than just gout? It also exacerbates chronic diseases like hypertension, obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and more. That's why controlling uric acid is central to achieving optimal metabolic and overall health. But how can we consciously do that? Dr. David Perlmutter graces the Align Podcast to …
 
What can a cadaver reveal about the living? In this episode of the Align Podcast, Gil Hedley, Ph.D. shares his mind-boggling insights from a lifetime of navigating what he calls the "inner space." We discuss how the body of the deceased leaves tracks that lead us to a deeper understanding of life and how the living should exist. We also talk about …
 
Are you letting your shadows rule your life? Where do these shadows come from? How can plant medicine ceremonies lead to spiritual awakening? In this episode of the Align Podcast, Aaron Doughty shares how our shadows can destroy our self-image and what we can do to stop them. He then proceeds to explain the healing promise of plant medicine ceremon…
 
What's the difference between a fighter and a true martial artist? How does an MMA champion deal with a career-ending diagnosis? In this episode, I'm joined by International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) World Champion and Professional MMA Fighter Rafael Lovato Jr. We talk about the events leading to his brain disorder diagnosis and how it…
 
What if the solution to your chronic knee pain lies in how you exercise the often-neglected body parts, like your toes, feet, and ankles Whatever pain you're going through, there's always someone who can offer the tools for your own breakthrough. Ben Patrick (known online as "Knees Over Toes Guy"), the founder and CEO of Athletic Truth Group (ATG),…
 
Did you know that you're exposed to over a hundred harmful chemicals daily? Ironically, some of these potentially toxic chemicals lurk in your "self-care" products. In this episode of the Align Podcast, Katie Wells and I go deep into the endocrine-disrupting effects of plastic chemical exposure from some of your everyday essentials, specifically or…
 
What does it mean to train like a woman? How does women’s menstrual cycle affect athletic training and performance? In this episode of the Align Podcast, I’m honored to host one of the world’s leading experts in female physiology and sports nutrition, Dr. Stacy Sims. We have an awakening conversation on the power of tracking women’s menstrual cycle…
 
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