With Greater Effort Comes Greater Contraction
Welcome to the 9 Elements Podcast brought to you by Restore Hyper Wellness. I’m your host, Eric Hinman. Each week, I sit down with trailblazers in the fitness, nutrition, and wellness communities, exploring how they optimize their daily lives for ultimate performance to do more of what they love.
I am a 5x Ironman athlete, brand builder, and someone who’s obsessed with health and wellness - structuring much of my day around fitness and recovery protocols.
Aaron Alexander is author of The Align Method and creator of The Align Method program and podcast. Aaron believes in a direct connection between mind, body and movement, and he’s looking to change the way we move through life, from walking to hip hinging to eye movement. Aaron has simplified ancient techniques for cultivating vitality and assimilated them into modernized, simplified, movement-based principles, and his efforts have been featured everywhere from Forbes to Men's Health. Find a proper place to sit, correct your posture and let’s dig in.
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00:55 Gratitude for Social Connection
03:00 The Untethered Soul
05:40 Health, Longevity Are Directly Related to Community
07:05 Tracking Dopamine Levels
08:25 Dopamine Withdrawal
10:50 Endurance Training to Feel Good
12:45 Sustained Daily Exercise vs. One Daily Workout
14:25 Evolutionary Exercise vs Exercise
16:45 Movement is Medicine
17:50 Conditional Relationships with Ourselves
19:00 If you have a strong why, you can endure the how.
22:10 Ancestral Living vs. Living
23:50 Resting Positions Are Universal
25:35 Getting Up From Sitting is Exercise
29:00 What is Mechano-Transduction?
30:10 Fall Risk is Not Universal
32:05 Thoughts on Standing Desks
36:20 Why Sitting on the Ground is Easier on the Body
38:45 Sauna Use for Circulation
43:20 Humming to Increase Nitric Oxide
45:30 Learning from Babies
48:45 Community Element of Sauna
52:05 Humans Run on Deep Listening
54:30 What makes me feel good vs what I think I should do?
59:50 The Concept of Exercise in The Jonah Hill Documentary
1:04:00 Learning to Love Yourself
1:08:00 Everything Comes From You
1:11:45 Emotional Vulnerability in Men
1:16:30 Circulating Rivers Stay Clear
1:22:10 Aaron’s 4-Day Darkness Retreat
1:24:30 Resilience is A Muscle
1:28:20 The Cold Plunge of Consciousness
1:31:30 Finding Aaron Alexander and The Align Method
Connect With Aaron Alexander
Aaron Alexander on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alignpodcast/
The Align Method Podcast: https://www.alignpodcast.com/
The Align Method Book: https://www.alignpodcast.com/alignbook
To learn more about Aaron’s programming, including private consultations and workshops: https://www.alignpodcast.com/workwithme
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