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Welcome to The Vitality Secret Podcast. I am Neil Cannon, author of The Vitality Secret, certified fitness nutrition specialist, health coach and creator of an award-winning online program. Listen to inspiring interviews with people who have reversed “incurable diseases.” Each person shares their journey of determination and curiosity, which ultimately prepared them for a far better life beyond survival…one rich in vitality. 

You’ll also hear from some of the world’s leading pioneers in holistic health.

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Nov 18, 2017

This is such an interesting episode in which Alizah explains how she has used yoga to heal her trauma and reverse eating disorders. Fluctuating from underweight to very overweight, and from a family of obese people, Alizah has discovered the secret to vitality in the form of yoga. Astonishing what this practice can bring to your life. 


2.30 – She lived in an intense household with screaming and yelling

3.00 – Abuse from her father

3.40 – Took Adderall to get skinny

4.40 – Endured abusive relationships

5.30 – Reached the darkest point in her life

6.00 – Most of us are not learning how to get rid of trauma from the body

7.10 – How yoga was bringing her peace

8.00 – how yoga teacher training transformed her life

9.00 – Defenders & protectors of life do not get sick to prove they can heal their bodies. They get sick to show others how they can heal their bodies.”

10.00 – Weight would fluctuate and she would overeat

11.00 – Started to make a huge shift through holding poses and breathing

12.00 – Uses yoga to practice self-love

12.10 – My own experience of yoga

12.30 – Yoga is the union of your mind, body and spirit

12.40 – Karma Yoga – being at service to others

14.00 – Flushing out toxins, squeezing organs, strengthen your entire body

15.00 – Could yoga be the optimum way to strengthen your immune system

15.30 – The coolest thing Alizah learned in her yoga training

15.45 – All disease & negative things that happen in your body are derived from your energy system

16.40 – Poses & 8 Steps

17.00 – Muscle facia and chakras

18.00 – The reason for specific poses. You’re making sacred geometry in your body!!!

19.00 – The clearance of your energy channels

19.45 – Trauma is indigested experiences – and we weren’t taught how to let them go. We store them in our muscles / organs / energy channels. We have to do a posture and breathe.

21.00 – Another form of trauma release exercises

21.30 – The merging of Eastern and Western practices

21.40 – Comparison of someone who has done yoga with someone who hasn’t.

23.00 – ANYONE can do yoga. We just have to show up.

23.30 – Fantastic way to strengthen the whole body

24.00 – Basis of creation & production

25.40 – When everything is clear and your chakras are clear, you’re like a tube / channel for source energy to come through.

26.00 – EVERY answer you need comes from within

26.30 – Last and final step of yoga is embodying it

26.50 – Poses is such a small portion of what it’s all about

27.00 – 8 Steps of Yoga

27.30 – Another world that is here right now, that we don’t realise.

28.00 – How we can experience the spirit world

29.00 – Postures show you how you’ve been eating, sitting, moving, living your life.

30.00 – Alizah has used yoga to heal her trauma. We all have trauma. We must find a way to release it or it can manifest disease.  

32.00 – Best pieces of advice for someone new to yoga

36.00 – Breath work

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