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"Amidst all the hype and fads, it's easy to forget the key pillar in any healthful practice: movement. This book shows you how to move your body through the world with greater intention and in doing so, will help you live each day with more vitality."―Robb Wolf, New YorkTimes bestselling author of Paleo Solution and Wired to Eat
"Sometimes to move forwards we have to first look back. This book will help you cut through the health and wellness hype and return to the basic principles of what it means to be a fully alive human being."―Mark Sisson, New York Times bestselling author of The Primal Blue Print and Primal Kitchen
"Living a healthier and happier life doesn't require complicated training plans. If you follow the simple steps Aaron shares in this fascinating book, you'll be well on your way to becoming the best version of yourself."
―LairdHamilton, Pioneering waterman and co-founder of XPT
"Aaron will set you straight-literally-with this ground-breaking book!"―Dr. Steven Gundry, New York Times bestsellingauthor of The Plant Paradox
"The postures we take from day to day can either help or hinder the longevity of our functionality. How we move, connect, and build awareness of common postural mishaps that cause unwanted emotional and physical stress, dysfunction, and pain can be easily avoided - if you know how. Aaron maps out how to become more aware of where you are at today and how to add simple ways to realign your mind and body and gain self-care tools to help you live a better life. He's infused a great deal of knowledge into one book and how he shares it is spectacular."―Sue Hitzman, New York Timesbestselling author of Melt Method
"Cool dude. Good moves. He is the sweetest muscle guy I have ever met. Endorse Aaron forever."―Wim Hof
"The first time I met Aaron he was shirtless and barefoot doing a one arm handstand along with some Capoeira moves at Onnit Gym in Austin, TX. Ever since, he has never failed to amaze me, not just with his movement practice, but also with his dedication to helping others reach their full potential. With this book, he becomes your personal coach, and you couldn't hope for a better one."
―Jamie Wheal, executive director of The Flow Genome Project
"Aaron is a world-class coach with an amazing knack for simplifying complex ideas for anyone to understand. This book contains all tools you'd need to move the body out of pain and into performance!"―Chuck Liddell,American mixed martial artist and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion
―Steven Kotler, New York Times bestselling author of The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance
"Aaron is the definitive movement coach of our generation. But alignment is about more than how the body moves. It is about how you stand mentally, emotionally, and spiritually as well. This book is an essential read for anyone on the path of self-mastery."―Aubrey Marcus, founder and CEO of ONNIT and New York Times bestselling author of Own the Day, Own Your Life
"Movement is an important part of achieving high level wellness that is frequently neglected. Align is a wonderful compilation of suggestions to help your body work for you, rather than against you. A valuable resource to help you attain the body you have always wanted."
―Dr. Mercola, founder of Mercola.com, mostvisited natural health site
"'Culture is not your friend' once said Terence McKenna. The day to day life we deem normal involves a form of unseen physical specialization where our movement behavior consists mostly of sitting, standing a walking a few steps, a predicament I have coined as 'movement poverty.' With his brilliant book, Aaron provides us with a stimulating perspective and a simple yet effective method to get us back into better motion, health, vitality and physical freedom."―Erwan Le Corre, founder of MovNat and author of The Practice of Natural Movement
"If you've ever wanted to feel more confident, capable, and at home in your body but didn't know where to start, this is the book for you. Aaron shows that by spending just a few minutes on restorative daily practices, you can make the most of every moment and tap into potential you never even knew you had."―Gabrielle Reece, pro volleyball player andco-founder of XPT
"This is a fabulous book. I don't know anything quite like it. All systems in the body require movement for optimum health. Competent movement that is neither too much or too little, and of the right type is the key. Aaron Alexander masterfully weaves together a formula for successful pain-free living."―Professor Stuart McGill, authorof Back Mechanic
"In order to move well, you must move through your own body; investigating its bits, pieces, and perceptions. Aaron masterfully helps you find the keys to your own body home so that you can arrange the furniture of your structure and enlarge your sensual experience of being "at home" in yourself. His book includes wit and wisdom about our sedentariness crisis and easy steps that every human can take to coax their body to be a better citizen within movement culture."―Jill Miller, author of The Roll Model: A Step by Step Guide to Erase Pain,Improve Mobility and Live Better in Your Body
"Improving your health and well-being can seem daunting, but really it's a matter of making better decisions on a moment-to-moment basis rather than drastic changes. If you let Aaron guide you as he has me, you'll have the tools to dramatically boost not just your brain health but the quality of your whole life."―Jim Kwik, CEO of Kwik Learning
"Aaron shares his method for how to approach every day with more strength, confidence, and capability and his heart and compassion shine through."―KinoMacGregor, Ashtanga yoga instructor and founder of Omstars --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
About the Author
- ASIN : B07QFPYWX4
- Publisher : Grand Central Publishing; Illustrated edition (December 24, 2019)
- Publication date : December 24, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 38477 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 252 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #118,924 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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After reading this book, I put my bed on the floor. I took one of my couches out of my living room and replaced it with a bunch of floor pillows. I started working on the floor at work. I started squatting randomly throughout my day, and hanging from my pull-up bar a few minutes a day. After a week, my lower back pain disappeared. I am a bit sad that I didn't know this just 5 years ago as I started having back pain after giving birth to my kids.. but it's better late than never! At 36, I feel sooo much better than I did in my 20s. I've combined more movement throughout my day with also better sleep, nutrition, and meditation, and my quality life has exponentially improved. I also make sure to get out in nature each day and that makes such a difference in mood.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND. I am much more mindful of how I move, and just how I go through life in general. I'm truly convinced.
By Matthew C Cannon on December 31, 2019
So you’ll get plenty on body alignment postures (maybe the most salient part I thought), nose breathing, good and playful movement, meditation, home arrangement, yoga-lite, decompression of joints (using the bands he also sells separately...ya)..and naturally a nod to Wim Hof (de riguer in today’s wellnesssphere). And that sort of stuff. Aummm.
There’s nothing particularly wrong with anything here, it’s just I personally didn’t really need to buy this book (I was expecting a more coherent fitness regimen for my PT clients, alas not really)...there’s nothing really original on offer. (Well. OK...I hadn’t heard of Salt Lamps before, so there, something new.)
If you have not studied many mind-body live well principles before, or want just enjoy a good review of, I guess Aaron’s book is a good a place to go.
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 23, 2020
The book is filled with tons and tons of useful information and practices to better the mind and body--something we and common modern living has corrupted. The author attempts to encourage and guide you to return to simple basics which benefit our bodies and minds greatly and can even undo the damage we have done to ourselves through modern "imprinting".
While the book does have a wealth of information and instruction, I do feel that some chapters were overflowing with research, studies, opinions, etc, when they could have been expanded or simplified. The author even mentions multiple times that--to the effect off--the previous statement was a mouthful, and the like. For a beginner who has read few or nil similar books on biohacking, body and mind improvements, etc, it can be overwhelming. You really need to take the time to read each chapter thoroughly and ensure you have taken all the information in before proceeding.
My recommendation therefore is to read the book focusing on only the information, and taking note of what pages contain the exercises and such. Then, once finished, go back through those pages to learn the exercises.
I thoroughly enjoy and appreciate how the author does not just take credit whenever possible for the valuable information in the book. The author is constantly crediting and referring to other authors and experts, and their advices.
This is definitely a book to have along side your other better health and biohacking books. The exercises in this book: do them, do them, do them. They will help. I regret not a day since I have started sleeping and sitting more on the floor, and daily hanging. The exercises and tips have benefited my body, especially my back, abundantly.
A must read.
The Align Method identifies and clearly lays out the foundation of movement principles and their applications in our modern society. While this book is mainly focused on physical movement and alignment, it provides critical insights into other practical and connected areas. This "aligns" well with the underlying message as our health and wellness journeys need to be considered from a holistic perspective. Movement is a basic practise that the majority of humans have lost touch with, and this book helps bring much-needed awareness to this new reality and provides practical steps to regain this connection. In life, our actions are continuously compounded and the small purposeful changes taught in this book will have monumental impacts on our wellbeing for years and years to come.
A highly valuable read that will undoubtedly change the way you live and view this playground of a world.