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S2 – 13: Aligning the Physique, Thoughts, and Motion with Aaron Alexander

Welcome to The Betty Rocker Present, the place to be to nourish your thoughts, love your physique, and rock your life.

Welcome again! Right now I get to share a extremely inspiring dialog with my good good friend Aaron Alexander. Aaron is a pioneering guide therapist, motion coach and the creator of the Align Technique which is a information to utilizing posture and physique alignment to construct power, obtain peak efficiency, cut back ache, and discover a new sense of confidence in your self.

We first met a number of years again and I instantly felt I had discovered a kindred spirit in the way in which he cares a lot about educating and supporting folks with their our bodies. His background and training in understanding the way in which our bodies transfer (and have the potential to maneuver) is excellent, as are his enjoyable and recent educating strategies.

He coached me by some now well-known acro yoga poses on the seashore in sunny San Diego, and he’s guided me by enjoyable motion flows on many different events as effectively by which I at all times discover myself scared at first, then actually achieved from seeing what my physique is able to.

As a coach, his methodology unpacks our self-imposed limitations and affords up new frameworks, each psychological and bodily, to assist us expertise extra pleasure, extra alignment, and extra freedom in our lives.

He places out so many worthwhile sources together with an epic podcast, his e book the Align Technique, and his programs, together with:

….all of which actually assist folks stay higher of their our bodies. Be a part of me in welcoming him to the present!

From his website:

“I imagine there’s a direct correlation between our bodily well being and our psychological wellbeing.

If we need to change the standard of our lives, we first want to alter the way in which we transfer by our lives.

How will we try this? Align our thoughts, physique, and motion. The basics are easy, and I’m right here to show you.”

On this episode, you’ll uncover:

Meet my good friend, Aaron Alexander (0:51)

  • The historical past Aaron and I share
  • Aaron’s philosophy on the physique

The physique as a efficiency instrument (2:04)

  • What performing can imply for the physique
  • The bags across the phrase “carry out”

Aaron’s insights from his contact improv workshop (6:48)

  • What contact improv is
  • How Aaron sees it in relation to communication
  • How efficiency can undermine improv
  • The artwork of deep listening

Breath because the bridge between our autonomic nervous system and the aware thoughts (12:13)

  • Exploring respiratory
  • The management of our physique we are able to entry utilizing our breath
  • “The place your consideration goes, vitality flows.”
  • Breath as a instrument to down regulate the stress response
  • Examples of utilizing your breath for various functions from The Align Technique e book
  • Aaron’s guided respiratory instrument (scroll down and enter your e-mail to obtain this without cost)
  • The Wim Hof respiratory methodology

Hassle sleeping? Aaron’s ideas for the Aligned Night may also help you (19:43)

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The significance of motion in context with our resting poses (30:41)

  • Our mutual good friend Dr. Huberman and his findings on motion and sitting
  • The significance of resting poses for people
  • The distinction in trendy human resting poses in comparison with our ancestors
  • How the physique responds to trendy resting poses
  • The low hanging fruit of optimum motion patterns that may have a big effect on our well being
  • All of the biohacks on this planet can’t make up for ignoring optimum motion patterns

The worth of taking your physique by its full vary of movement (37:21)

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Exploring motion patterns (40:30)

  • Changing into conscious of the postures we maintain ourselves in
  • Ahead head posture – AARON LINK?
  • Aaron’s ideas for entering into extra of the archetypal resting poses naturally
  • Discover extra on this matter in the Align Technique e book

The significance of play (44:37)

  • The system of the mind devoted to play
  • How that system impacts our state of leisure and the parasympathetic response
  • Examples of play
  • How play and communication intersect
  • How play advantages our well being

This Week’s Problem [51:05]

CHALLENGE 1: Have compassion for your self with the place you might be.

  • Take away the “must be” and “ought to have carried out” from your self, and acknowledge you’re a survivor that has come this far and be variety, figuring out that everybody is combating their very own inner battles.

CHALLENGE 2: Cling for 90 seconds each day.

  • Get your arms up above your head and hold from a bar to decompress. Get pleasure from some deep breaths. You’ll be able to break up the size of the hangs to complete 90 seconds all through your complete day.

Join with Aaron Alexander

Developing subsequent: Developing subsequent, I’m very excited to inform you that we have now the one and solely Dr. Stacy Sims coming again for spherical 3 of our present! She’s considered one of my hottest friends and the knowledge she shares about women-specific coaching, hormone well being, and diet methods for girls at each life stage are simply so improbable and so related.

She’s acquired a brand new e book popping out for peri and submit menopausal athletes known as Subsequent Stage, and in our upcoming dialog we’ll be diving into that, plus a variety of subjects about girls’s well being and health that will likely be completely related to your each day life! I can’t wait to share it with you.

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New exhibits are launched each different week throughout Season 2 of The Betty Rocker Present.

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