419 episodes

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 Bush, Gabby Reece, and many more. Get ready for deep conversations that open you up to new perspectives and ways of life that will ultimately take your mental, physical, and emotional wellness to the next level. If you love this podcast, I would love for you to connect with me on Instagram, @alignpodcast.

Align Podcast Aaron Alexander

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 95 Ratings

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 Bush, Gabby Reece, and many more. Get ready for deep conversations that open you up to new perspectives and ways of life that will ultimately take your mental, physical, and emotional wellness to the next level. If you love this podcast, I would love for you to connect with me on Instagram, @alignpodcast.

    Manoj Dias: What Is Suffering, Why Does It Exist and How Do We End It?

    Manoj Dias: What Is Suffering, Why Does It Exist and How Do We End It?

    In this episode of the Align Podcast, Manoj Dias and I dive deep into the fundamentals of Buddhism. We break down its principles and discuss how these can be implemented in our daily lives. We also talk about the concept of suffering. Why do we suffer? Do we chase pain? And how can we reduce it? Dias also shares his personal meditation practices with us and how we can better understand our minds and increase our levels of awareness. If you want to find out more about getting in touch with your humanity and reaching a spiritual awakening then you don’t want to miss this one!
    Manoj is VP of mindfulness and co-founder of Open - Open is a mindfulness app built to transform your life, with breathwork, meditation, and movement practices. Through mindfulness & meditation, Manoj has helped thousands of people around the globe trade mania for pause, so that they can live a happier, more meaningful life. You can practice with Manoj on Open's app or website, or in person at Open's studio in Venice, CA.
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Shaun T: The Difference Between Gay And Straight Relationships, Defeating Gender Roles And The Best Sex Advice

    Shaun T: The Difference Between Gay And Straight Relationships, Defeating Gender Roles And The Best Sex Advice

    Have you ever felt like you couldn’t be yourself because of what other people would think?
    In today’s episode of Align Podcast, entrepreneur and health motivator Shaun T tells us all about his experience growing up and raising children as an openly gay man. We discuss the difference between heteronormative and queer relationships and the lack of education surrounding the subject. We also talk about the issue with traditional gender roles and how those can affect our romantic expectations. If you also want to hear about the benefits of therapy, discovering your erogenous zones and how to stimulate them, you won’t want to miss this one!
    Shaun T is a world-renowned health and fitness motivator, entrepreneur, TV host, and creator of the best-selling fitness programs INSANITY, HIP HOP ABS, FOCUS T25, INSANITY MAX:30, CIZE and SHAUN WEEK, and TRANSFORM:20. His latest mega-hit, LET’S GET UP!, was Beachbody’s most successful launch in history, amassing over 1 million views in 30 days.
    Shaun has hosted several primetime TV series and shared the stage with Adam Lambert and Val Kilmer in the musical version of the Ten Commandments, as well as landing roles in Pippin, Applause, Six Feet Under, and the feature film Beauty Shop. A native of New Jersey, Shaun T received a B.A. in Health and Exercise Science and a minor in Theater and Dance from Rowan University. He’s danced with Mariah Carey as well as Aaron and Nick Carter and choreographed for USTA’s Arthur Ashe Kids Day, the NCAA Final Four Halftime Show, and the movie Bring it On: All or Nothing.
    Through personal appearances, live classes on Beachbody On Demand Interactive, his workout programs, his many self-development courses, his podcast Trust and Believe with Shaun T, and his best-selling self-help memoir, T IS FOR TRANSFORMATION, Shaun T is focused on affecting positive lifestyle changes in people around the world and proving that becoming the best version of yourself is attainable. Shaun’s mission is to inspire people to realize their full potential by promoting positivity through health, fitness, and motivation.
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    JP Sears: Gender Dysphoria, Freedom of Speech and Uncovering Our Truth

    JP Sears: Gender Dysphoria, Freedom of Speech and Uncovering Our Truth

    In this episode of Align podcast, JP Sears tells us all about his thoughts on gender ideology and feelings of identity. Why is this generation more inclined to express themselves? Is it because the world is a safer place to do so or because we’re indoctrinated to do it? We also start a debate around truth, freedom of speech and the value of censorship. We then go on to discuss the extent to which our actions are a reflection of our childhood learnings and whether we can identify the real heroes and villains in our lives.
    JP Sears is a YouTuber, comedian, author, speaker, and curious student of life. His work takes an unapologetic stand for freedom, free speech, and encouraging people to live free from fear. His content has served over 4 million followers and acquired 600 million views. When JP’s not making videos or performing on stage, JP loves to spend time at home with his family in the great state of Texas. Thank you to our sponsors:
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Terry Wahls: Exploring The Nervous System, The Effects Of Autoimmune Diseases And The Importance Of Finding Your Perfect Diet

    Terry Wahls: Exploring The Nervous System, The Effects Of Autoimmune Diseases And The Importance Of Finding Your Perfect Diet

    In this episode of Align podcast, I speak with the brilliant Terry Wahls about all things surrounding the nervous system and how we can care for it. She explains why we need mitochondria and what our bodies require to have a healthy balance. We talk about what it actually means to have an autoimmune disease, how they happen and what factors may affect it. We also discuss the definition of pain, how we can regulate it, the evolution of our dietary habits, and how humans thrive with diverse food diets. Everyone has a different version of their ideal diet, and there is no such thing as wrong.
    Dr. Terry Wahls is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she conducts clinical trials in the setting of Multiple Sclerosis.  In 2018 she was awarded the Institute for Functional Medicine’s Linus Pauling Award for her contributions in research, clinical care and patient advocacy. She is the author of *The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles*,  and the cookbook, The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life.
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Jonathan Pageau: Finding Our Purpose In Life, The Meaning Of Religion and The Danger Of Psychedelics

    Jonathan Pageau: Finding Our Purpose In Life, The Meaning Of Religion and The Danger Of Psychedelics

    Have you ever questioned your purpose in life?
    In this episode of Align podcast, I speak with one of the brightest minds on the planet, Jonathan Pageau. We talk all about the deeper sense of purpose in this life and how to feel more fulfiled, the meaning of religion and why it matters and whether we really need a God.
    We also discuss the difference between Christianity and spirituality, all the ways in which we practice self-sacrifice and worship and the dangers of relying on psychedelics. Ultimately, we seek to uncover how much control we actually have in our lives.
    Jonathan Pageau is a professional artist, public speaker and writer. He carves Eastern Orthodox icons and designs other traditional images and products. He is also a teacher, with an online course on icon carving and he has written extensively on religious symbolism. His YouTube channel has 160k subscribers and an accompanying podcast called 'The Symbolic World' explores how ancient symbolic patterns underlie our experiences of the world and can re-enchant contemporary life.
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Gerald Pollack: Does Water Have Memory, The Importance Of H3O2 For Our Bodies And Whether Everything We Know About Water Is True

    Gerald Pollack: Does Water Have Memory, The Importance Of H3O2 For Our Bodies And Whether Everything We Know About Water Is True

    In this episode of Align Podcast with Gerald Pollack, we talk all about the different types of water and whether water can have memory. Gerald tells us about the ‘fourth phase’ of water and how this relates to the research between water and DNA. We also discuss how important easy water is for us and how this can increase the energy in our bodies. We question everything we know to be true about water and whether what we have been taught by textbooks is truly accurate. 
    Gerald Pollack received his PhD in biomedical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. He then joined the University of Washington faculty and is now a professor of Bioengineering. He is also the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal, WATER, convener of the Annual Conference on the Physics, Chemistry and Biology of Water, and Executive Director of the Institute for Venture Science.
    His interests have ranged broadly, from biological motion and cell biology to the interaction of biological surfaces with aqueous solutions. His 1990 book, Muscles and Molecules: Uncovering the Principles of Biological Motion, won an “Excellence Award” from the Society for Technical Communication. His 2001 book, Cells, Gels and the Engines of Life, and his newest book, The Fourth Phase of Water: Beyond Solid, Liquid, and Vapor won that Society’s “Distinguished Award,” their highest distinction. The latter book went on to receive the World Summit Excellence Award.
    Pollack received an honorary doctorate in 2002 from Ural State University in Ekaterinburg, Russia, and was more recently named an Honorary Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and foreign member and Academician of the Srpska Academy. He received the Biomedical Engineering Society’s Distinguished Lecturer Award in 2002. In 2008, his colleagues chose him as the recipient of his university’s highest annual distinction: the UW Faculty Lecturer Award.
    Pollack is a Founding Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering and a Fellow of both the American Heart Association and the Biomedical Engineering Society. He received an NIH Director’s Transformative R01 Award. He was the 2012 recipient of the Prigogine Medal for thermodynamics of dissipative systems, and in 2014 he received the Scientific Excellence Award from the World Academy of Neural Therapy, as well as the Dinsdale Prize from the Society for Scientific Exploration. He has presented two TEDx talks on water.
    In 2015, he won the BrandLaureate Award, previously bestowed on notables such as Nelson Mandela, Hillary Clinton and Steve Jobs. In 2016 he was awarded the Emoto Inaugural Peace Prize, and more recently the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chappell Natural Philosophy Society. He appears briefly in the 2016 Travis Rice sports-action film, The Fourth Phase, named after his recent book. And, he is included in the 2019 listing, OOOM Magazine, as one of the “World’s 100 Most Inspiring People.” In 2020, he presented his work at the “Majlis” by invitation from the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, at his Royal Palace.
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    • 1 hr 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

Amak030303 ,

Excellent podcast.

Love this podcast. Informative and the host has excellent interview skills which allow the conversations to flow with ease. Variety in topics and very engaging material!

dixiedale14 ,

Excellency

Love, love, love this podcast. Aaron is an excellent host with an incredible view of the world, it’s so wholesome. Love listening, love the light humour and the way him and his guests speak so freely. Wonderful use of my time and music to my ears! Thank you- keep doing what you’re doing.

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Great in depth conversations about how we have the ability to heal ourselves to good health!

Great conversations! Positive, interesting things missing from mainstream media.

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