2-Minute Energy Booster

Daily Health Solutions, Fitness
on December 27, 2010
Photos: Scott Ashton

Breathe in the new (as in year) and breathe out the old with this energizing Tai-chi-inspired move.

Step 1. Stand with your feet a little wider than hip-distance apart. Bend your knees to lower yourself into a plié position while sweeping your arms down and to the right. As you inhale, extend your legs and circle your arms across your body and overhead. Exhale as you bend your knees and return your arms to the beginning position.

Step 2. After repeating Step A seven times, bend your left knee, extending your right arm and drawing your left hand to your shoulder as if you’re an archer preparing to shoot an arrow. As you lunge, loudly exhale to release tension. Repeat to the opposite direction.