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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! In the present day I get to share a very inspiring dialog with my good good friend 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, 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 best way he cares a lot about educating and supporting folks with their our bodies. His background and schooling in understanding the best way our bodies transfer (and have the potential to maneuver) is excellent, as are his enjoyable and contemporary educating strategies.

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

As a coach, his methodology unpacks our self-imposed limitations and presents 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 useful assets together with an epic podcast, his e book the Align Technique, and his programs, together with:

….all of which actually assist folks dwell 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 wish to change the standard of our lives, we first want to alter the best way we transfer by way of our lives.

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

Bother sleeping? Aaron’s ideas for the Aligned Night will 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 huge impact on our well being
  • All of the biohacks on the earth can’t make up for ignoring optimum motion patterns

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


In the present day’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 comply with alongside exercise movies (nice if you’re coaching from residence) in addition to quick 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 gear, and likewise makes use of barbells and typical health club gear for many who have entry to extra choices.

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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 moving 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 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 might be.

  • Take away the “needs to be” and “ought to have completed” from your self, and acknowledge you’re a survivor that has come this far and be variety, realizing that everybody is combating their very own inside battles.

CHALLENGE 2: Hold for 90 seconds every day.

  • Get your arms up above your head and cling 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 the complete day.

Join with Aaron Alexander

Developing subsequent: Developing subsequent, I’m very excited to inform you that now we have the one and solely Dr. Stacy Sims coming again for spherical 3 of our present! She’s one in all my hottest company 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 obtained 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 matters about girls’s well being and health that might be completely related to your every day life! I can’t wait to share it with you.


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