257. The Philosophy Of Physicality: A Conversation W/ Movement Master Aaron Alexander

Aaron Alexander

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Aaron Alexander, CR, LMT is a pioneering manual therapist and movement coach with over sixteen years of professional experience whose clients range from A-list Hollywood celebrities to professional athletes and everyone in between. 

Over the last five years, Aaron has interviewed more than three hundred of the world’s preeminent thought leaders on physical and psychological well- being on the top-rated Align Podcast, bringing together a variety of diverse perspectives on physical inhabitance. When he’s not writing or speaking, Aaron can typically be found somewhere in the Pacific Ocean or on Original Muscle Beach in Santa Monica, California.

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There are a lot of people I get along with, but there are few people I align with (pun intended) more than Aaron Alexander, the human body genius who created Align Therapy, an integrated approach to functional movement and self-care that has helped thousands of people out of pain and into health.

So, it’s generous to call this an interview — it’s really just a recording of two guys geeking out about all of the things they love: the undervalued nutrient of human connection, the skewed priorities of Western society, spiritual development and spiritual bypassing, Shaolin monks getting hit in the nards as a practice, and how we can all leverage movement for not just fitness but also self-care.

And Aaron’s newest tool to help people with self-care and exercise, whether you’re at home or on the go, is the Align Band. With Aaron’s instructional videos as a guide, you will immediately have access to self-care practices, mobilizations, exercises, and therapeutic techniques pretty much anywhere that has a door.

This is a great step towards making your life a gym and every movement part of your fitness practice, which can bring us one step closer to the ancestral lifestyle that our bodies were designed for.

Aaron is also the host of the Align Podcast and the author of The Align Method: 5 Movement Principles for a Stronger Body, Sharper Mind, and Stress-Proof Life. This guy has so much wisdom to share, especially when it comes to optimizing your body and integrating healthy movement into your daily life, and you really can’t go wrong with any of it.

You can also get 10% off an Align Band by using code “luke10” at alignpodcast.com/alignband.

Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • Touch + Community = the primary fuel for the human organism
  • The physical and psychological repercussions of not receiving enough human contact as an infant or child
  • Releasing childhood and ancestral trauma to find more coherence between our heart and our head
  • Learning from your human design
  • The human zoo of celebrity
  • The new Ram Dass documentary, Becoming Nobody
  • Not drinking your own Kool-Aid
  • Spiritual bypassing
  • The Shaolin monks who get hit in the dick as a practice (you can watch it here)
  • Making your life a fitness practice
  • The research on our sedentary lifestyles done by James A. Levine
  • Taking advantage of NEAT (non-exercise activity thermogenesis)
  • The value of not always having rock-hard, shredded abs
  • Reverse engineering the human organism to get to a place of compassion and love
  • The East Forest x Ram Dass album

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