Ask Ozzie: How to Relax

Looking for ways to relax? Check out Ozzie’s latest video on Ehow.com, Benefits of Restorative Yoga, to learn how to unwind.

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Ask Ozzie: Yoga & Breathing

Check out Ozzie’s latest video, published on Ehow.com, to learn the role of breathing in yoga and how to incorporate “your breath” into Tadasana, the Mountain Pose.


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Yoga Poses: Tadasana

Every yoga pose begins with the foundation.  Check out Ozzie’s latest video, published on Ehow.com, to learn one of yoga’s foundational poses called Tadasana, the Mountain Pose.

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Lifestyle Changes: From the Inside-Out

You can choose to be happy.

Powerful lifestyle changes begin with the decision to take care of your body.  Check out Ozzie’s latest article on Livestrong.com to learn how to obtain a healthier, happier, and more productive life.

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Yoga Poses: Parsvakonasana

Check out Ozzie’s latest fitness video to learn how to strengthen your thighs, buttocks and core with Parsvakonasana (extended side angle).

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Yoga Poses for the Workplace

Need a quick energy boost at the office? Skip the cup of coffee and try Seated Cat/Cow with Ozzie.


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Weight Loss and Motivation

You can stay motivated to lose weight!

Check out Ozzie’s article Motivation Techniques to Lose Weight, published on Livestrong.com to help you successfully reach your weight loss goals!

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Have It All: Fitness Tips, Life Lessons

Use fitness tips and techniques to help you reach your mental and physical goals.

We have one life to live, one chance to achieve our wildest dreams, one opportunity to pursue our passions. Why not throw our cards on the table and make the decision to have it all!

In fitness and in life, it is our decision to achieve a goal that leads to our success or demise. From having the most envied beach body to opening a business, our dedication will help us reach any goal no matter how far fetched it may seem. In the pursuit of excellence, the biggest obstacle that stands in the way are our own self imposed limitations.

  • “I don’t have time”
  • “I’m too old”
  • “I’m not creative enough”
  • “I don’t have the money”
  • “I’m not smart enough”
  • “I’m not attractive enough”

And the list goes on….

Try this exercise. Imagine that there are no limitations on what you can achieve over the next 12 months. From a physical perspective, what would your body look and feel like from head to toe? From a mental/spiritual perspective, how would you describe your state of mind and the impact you’re having on those around you? Write down what a typical day would be like in your new life?

After you’ve spent a few minutes on this exercise step back and notice how you feel about this imaginary life. If you’re smiling from ear to ear and excited about what you’ve written then it is time that you consider reevaluating your goals.

The items that you’ve written are goals that you have ignored for far too long. The good news is that this brainstorming session is the first step toward achieving them. Reexamine the goals you’ve written and identify the steps necessary to achieve those goals, you may be pleasantly surprised that your goals may not be as unrealistic as you once believed.

Try working from the inside out by taking control of your mental and physical state.

Free Your Mind With Cardio
Incorporate 20 minutes of cardio at least 3 days a week. When the weather is nice take a walk or jog outside and keep your eyes on the horizon. Observe your surroundings and the people around you. Enjoying new environments is a great way to enhance your creativity and reduce stress.

Train your body and your perseverance
Weight training challenges the body to endure discomfort for the purpose of gaining strength. The rhythmic and controlled movement will calm a distracted mind. Incorporate strength training into your routine 2 to 5 days a week. Call on the services of a personal trainer to guide you through proper technique and weight selection to ensure you get the most out of each workout.

Breathe for Peace and Focus
Meditation is an excellent way to get your mind ready for the most difficult challenges. Those new to meditation may find it difficult to stay focused. Use the wave breath to calm your mind. Sit in a chair or a comfortable crossed-legged seated position. Close your eyes. Take a shallow inhale through the nose to allow the air to rise from your pelvic floor to your belly button then release the air the way it came. Take a deeper inhale to allow the air to rise from your pelvic floor to your lower ribs then release the air the way it came. Inhale to allow the air to rise from your pelvic floor to your breastbone and release the air the way it came. Complete three cycles of this breath and continue for 10 to 15 minutes, breathing steadily through the nose. During this time take your focus to the path of the breath as it rises up the spine, expands the rib cage and releases the way it came.

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Exercise for Clarity

Ozzie Jacobs, editor of HealthandFitnessExpert.com, explains how exercise can help you gain clarity in troublesome times.

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Sex And Exercise

Studies have shown that exercise can have a positive effect on your sex life

Check out another insightful article written by Ozzie Jacobs!  In this article, published on Livestrong.com, Ozzie examines the effect that exercise has on the sex drive of men and women.

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