I've been interested for a while in getting on a physical pain specialist on my podcast. When I spoke to back-pain expert Esther Gokhale a while back, it had a huge response and lots of people listened. So - we've brought in body expert Aaron Alexander for more. You'll love this, and you may well sort your back out while you listen.
Yep, I've had problems with a dodgy back in the past too. Ever heard of Align Therapy? Aaron Alexander is awesome, and occasionally just slightly inappropriate. (You'll hear this in the first few minutes of the podcast).
Also - is "sitting the new smoking"? Aaron answers the question on today's show.
The link between physicality and what's going on in the mind
I totally subscribe to this. I know when I'm relaxed, happy, stress-free, my body works better too. Want more of this vibe? Listen now.
How getting naked helps your back
Hmm, hard to explain in an email. But, as I recently discovered, getting naked can help your back pain and general wellbeing levels. Aaron's got some fascinating thoughts on this. You need to listen to the podcast for this bit I think.
This week on my podcast, an author who rose to fame after a blog post about anxiety that pretty much broke the internet. In fact even now it's the top google result on anxiety, and curing anxiety.
Charlie Hoehn had some big problems with stress. Shallow breathing, tension in the gut, chest pains, rapid heartbeat. Anxiety destroyed his confidence, productivity, relationships, and ability to enjoy life. Then he made one massive change.
Listen on to find out more...
Camilla Dallerup waltzed away from Strictly Come Dancing after six series and even won the competition with Tom Chambers in 2008.
And guess what, having shunned the sequins and the limelight, she's happier than ever.
She's now an author and meditation teacher living in LA, and when she was in London recently she popped over so we could chat reinventing yourself, chilling out in a hectic world, and the meditation secrets that helped her win the UK's most popular TV show.
First up, I've been spending plenty of time out in nature this summer - trying to get a bit more primal. I walked up Snowdon (the highest mountain in England and Wales) a couple of weeks ago. So many of my Zestology podcast guests talk about the importance of getting back to nature, and being a bit more primal. Having climbed Snowdon I felt the same thing. Especially with emojis to help me on my way.
This week's Zestology was also recorded outside, with Ayurveda expert Natalie Roper. Thousands of years before modern medicine provided scientific evidence for the mind-body connection, the sages of India developed Ayurveda. Which it turns out can massively sort you out. Listen to the podcast for more, or for a quick link, take this 'What's Your Dosha' test now.
This was a lovely podcast to record - getting slightly sunburnt at Yoga Connects Festival outside, even if I'm not sure about the ghee fast Natalie was talking about.