The key component to Oxycise is proper breathing technique. First, breathe in through your nose with your mouth closed. You know you are breathing correctly if your stomach rises rather than your chest. Once you have breathed in deeply, then you inhale a bit more with three quick sniffs--as if you are smelling something. Then exhale. After you have done so, puff through your mouth quickly three times. Continue this breathing technique throughout all the exercises.
Different Oxycise workouts have different exercises, with a few of the basic ones discussed here. Hold each exercise, pose or posture for a count of four complete Oxycise breaths.
Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Raise your right arm up beside your ear with your fingers pointed upward and lean to the left. Then switch sides. Next, make two fists and push them together in front of your chest and hold. Then bend forward slightly at the waist, placing your hands on your thighs and hold.
For the next few exercises you need a counter and desk or table. Place your hands face down with your fingers pointing toward each other. Press down and hold this hand position while you raise one of your legs behind you and point your toe. Then do the same with your other leg. Repeat the leg raise on each side, only this time with your foot flexed. Next, turn both your feet out and squat down slightly, making sure your knees do not go out past your toes. Hold this position.
Do the following few exercises while seated in a chair. Hold the back of the chair behind you with both hands. With your feet planted on the floor shoulder's width apart, drop your knees toward each other and hold. Then open your knees up wide in the opposite direction so that they are spread wide apart and hold. Let go of the back of the chair and bring your feet and legs together. Lift your heels so that you are up on your toes but still seated. Bring your right arm up beside your ear with your fingertips stretching up. Repeat on the left side. Next, sit back in the chair and lift your legs straight out in front of you with your feet flexed back toward you and hold.
Although the weight loss benefits of Oxycise have yet to be proven conclusively through scientific studies, breathing and exercising in this way has relaxing properties similar to yoga and meditation. In addition, these exercises are easy to follow and don't require much effort so that anyone, including older people and those with injuries, can use the program safely. This program also helps you increase your oxygen intake, helping you to feel more alert and aware.