Curious how posture affects your life? Ever wonder if there were steps you could take to cultivate better mindfulness throughout your day? Cue Aaron Alexander, 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. In this episode, we discuss a wide range of topics from the importance of moving your body and being aware of your posture, to the effects of body language, to self-care. 

 

Episode 18: How to Elevate Your Life Through Posture, Movement and Mindfulness with Aaron Alexander

by Chris Rocchio & Amanda Rocchio

Show Notes

Curious how posture affects your life? Ever wonder if there were steps you could take to cultivate better mindfulness throughout your day? 

Cue Aaron Alexander, 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. In his recent book The Align Method, Aaron Alexander shows readers how posture and body alignment are powerful tools for building strength, achieving peak performance, reducing pain, and approaching the world with a new sense of confidence.

 In this episode, we discuss a wide range of topics from the importance of moving your body and being aware of your posture, to the effects of body language, to self-care.  

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • About Aaron’s background and how we got into bodybuilding 
  • How bodybuilding has changed his life 
  • About the Align method and why all movement has meaning
  • About Albert Mehrabian UCLA professor and the 55-38-7% principal 
  • Why body language is a huge part of communicating with others 
  •  About the importance of being aware of your postural carriage throughout your life
  • About what Aaron’s morning routine looks like 
  • Why getting out in the sunlight at different times of the day is so important  
  • Why Aaron advocates on sitting on the floor 
  • Why it’s so important to move your body throughout the day 
  • Aaron’s tips for good posture when you’re sitting down 
  • Why grip strength alone isn’t the best indicator of your heart health 
  • About the benefits of walking treadmill desks and standing desks 
  • About why certain positions like the “superhero” pose may help you feel more confident 
  • About his experience co-writing with Phil White 
  • Why it’s so important to give your eyes a break from focusing on things close-up throughout the day
  • Why it’s so important to take breaks throughout the workday
  • About the Box breathing method for stress and how to use it 1:03:42
  • Aaron’s takeaway advice for your health journey 

Connect with Aaron: The Align Method | The Align Podcast | Instagram 

Connect with with Amanda here: @MeowMeix | MeowMeix.com