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Mar 25, 2024

#358: The Connection Between Self-Worth & Your Physical Body w/ Aaron Alexander

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Align Method, Authenticity, Boundaries, Community Support, Emotional Well-Being, Fitness, Health, Holistic Well-being, Mental Health, Self-Love, Self-Reflection, Self-Worth, Spiritual Growth, Spirituality, Stress Management, Transformation


In this episode, I’m joined by Aaron Alexander, a manual therapist, movement coach, podcast host, author, and creator of the Align Method. Aaron dives into the profound connection between fitness and spiritual growth – highlighting how incorporating small practices into our daily routines can greatly enhance physical and emotional well-being. We also explore the interconnectedness of nutrition, movement, self-worth, and boundary setting – emphasizing the importance of community support and self-reflection for optimal health. Aaron shares valuable insights on essential components of holistic well-being like breathing techniques, resilience building, stress management, and self-awareness. Tune in to discover how aligning your physical and spiritual practices can lead to greater vitality and deepen your relationship with yourself.

Aaron Alexander has over two decades of professional coaching experience whose clients range from A-list Hollywood celebrities to professional athletes and everyone in between. With his vast knowledge and experience, Aaron has gone on to interview over 400 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 optimising health and performance. Through trial, error, and the opportunity to commune with the world’s foremost experts, Aaron has distilled what he has found to be the bedrock of human health into the Align Method.


0:00:00 Intro

0:11:49 The Arc of Unworthiness and Self-Worth

0:13:40 The Cycle of Chasing Highs

0:18:48 The Symbiotic Relationship of Boundaries and Self-Worth

0:27:05 The Connection Between Physicality and Self-Worth

0:33:55 The Impact of Breath on Autonomic Nervous System

0:40:26 Improving Breathing Patterns for Autonomic Balance

0:44:35 Starting the Journey

0:45:47 Overcoming Mental Barriers

0:49:50 Embracing Healthy Shame

0:53:35 Embracing Ruptures for Growth

0:57:36 The Truth of Life

0:59:59 The Challenge of Vipassana Meditation

1:07:39 Shifting Perceptions and Habits

1:12:29 Achieving Physical Evidence

1:14:50 Opening Up to New Stories

1:17:27 The Impact of Physical Autonomy

1:23:09 Preventable Diseases of Civilization





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