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


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

Welcome again! Right this moment I get to share a very inspiring dialog with my good pal Aaron Alexander. Aaron is a pioneering handbook 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, scale 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 individuals 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 contemporary instructing strategies.

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

As a coach, his technique 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 precious sources together with an epic podcast, his guide the Align Technique, and his programs, together with:

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

From his website:

“I consider 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 vary the way in which we transfer by our lives.

How can we do 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 pal, 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 luggage 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 acutely aware thoughts (12:13)

  • Exploring respiratory
  • The management of our physique we will 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 guide
  • Aaron’s guided respiratory instrument (scroll down and enter your electronic mail to obtain this without spending a dime)
  • The Wim Hof respiratory technique

Bother sleeping? Aaron’s ideas for the Aligned Night might help you (19:43)

Right this moment’s podcast is dropped at you by WHOLE SLEEP. Assist your physique’s pure sleep cycle with a mix of herbs and natural compounds that can assist you go to sleep, keep asleep, and get up refreshed!

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

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

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

Right this moment’s Podcast is dropped at you by LIONESS, my 8-week girls’s power coaching program! This program makes use of progressive overload to construct muscular power and sculpt your physique.

It consists of an 8 week consuming information and meal plan, and has full observe alongside exercise movies (nice in case you are coaching from dwelling) in addition to brief movies that can be utilized for reference on the health club. This program consists of demos with dumbbells and stretchy bands for these with little tools, and in addition makes use of barbells and typical health club tools for individuals who have entry to extra choices.

CLICK HERE to be taught extra about LIONESS!

Exploring motion patterns (40:30)

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

The significance of play (44:37)

  • The system of the mind devoted to play
  • How that system impacts our state of rest 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’re.

  • Take away the “ought to be” and “ought to have performed” from your self, and acknowledge you’re a survivor that has come this far and be form, figuring out that everybody is preventing their very own inside battles.

CHALLENGE 2: Dangle for 90 seconds each day.

  • Get your arms up above your head and cling from a bar to decompress. Get pleasure from some deep breaths. You may break up the size of the hangs to complete 90 seconds all through the whole day.

Join with Aaron Alexander

Arising subsequent: Arising subsequent, I’m very excited to let you know that we have now the one and solely Dr. Stacy Sims coming again for spherical 3 of our present! She’s one in every of my hottest visitors 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 received a brand new guide popping out for peri and put up menopausal athletes known as Subsequent Stage, and in our upcoming dialog we’ll be diving into that, plus a variety of matters about girls’s well being and health that will probably be completely related to your each day life! I can’t wait to share it with you.

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