Jul 6, 2020
If you listen to your body as you
exercise, you can feel your emotions arise to the surface. Many
people try to mute out these feelings, or they exercise to distract
themselves from feeling. In today’s episode, Ben and Ash talk about
why it’s important to listen to your body and work through your
feelings. As Ben mentions at the start of the episode, these
moments are opportunities to connect with yourself which is an
important part of connecting with other people. Ben talks about how
exercise like yoga has helped him to explore his feelings and he
reflects on how this helps in the long-term — where muting negative
feelings only helps in the short-term. Ash and Ben then discuss how
this makes you more proactive in life as it improves your focus
while decreasing anxiety.
Ben links this to the energy work of
John Amaral and shares the story of what happened when he attended
a “nutty” neuro-feedback workshop. Near the end of the episode, Ben
provides advice on how you can reinvent yourself by changing your
habits before talking about why breathing, walking, and posture are
the top three things that you should listen to in your body. To
quote one of Ben’s good friends, “your body will tell you
everything you need to know, if you're willing to listen and pay
attention.” Listen to this episode to find out how.
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- Why Ben is back on a yoga kick and
the benefits of yoga when muscle building. [2:26]
- Ben introduces the topic of
connecting with others along with the self. [2:52]
- Feeling your emotions as they
arise during exercise. [6:20]
- Why exploring your feelings
results in long-term benefits. [7:18]
- How Ben convinces people in
difficult situations to focus on exercise and meditation.
- How John Amaral changed Ben’s life
and helped him realize what he wanted to do. [10:01]
- Ben explains what John does by
sharing a story from one of his workshops. [12:04]
- The importance of having an open
mind and exploring different approaches in life.
- Hear about Ben’s “nutty”
experience with neuro-feedback. [17:24]
- How we can learn about ourselves
by listening to our bodies. [19:32]
- Nurturing our human connections as
a way to uplift our lives. [22:02]
- Connecting to yourself before
connecting to others and how this might affect sex.
- Why you should put aside
distractions and take a day to explore your feelings.
- Ben’s message to listeners; know
that you are stronger than your circumstance. [29:19]
- Learn how changing your habits is
the secret to reinventing yourself. [31:42]
- Why the idea of balance is
subjective; you need to figure out your own targets.
- Hear when and why Ben does yoga
and why he doesn’t like yin yoga. [36:43]
- Ben’s top three things to watch in
your body; breathing, walking, and posture. [39:17]
- Fixing your walking by focusing on
points of weakness or instability. [42:17]
- Ben talks about his mentors — some
of the best exercise gurus in the world. [43:57]
- Learn about Ben’s squat and body
workout series; it teaches from the fundamentals.
- How Ben’s heavy olive oil
consumption has benefited him and which olive oil he buys.