5-Minute Fitness: Tai Chi

Build strength and balance with tai chi, a gentle workout that combines natural movements with breathing and mental focus.

Woman doing stretches with a chair

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  1. Sitting up straight in a chair, place hands in lap with palms facing up.
  2. Inhale slowly and deeply, raising hands to chest level, as shown.
  3. Turn palms out and lift hands above head, keeping elbows relaxed and slightly bent.
  4. Exhale slowly, relaxing and lowering arms to sides.
  5. Return hands to the start position.

Repetitions: Gradually work up to 10 repetitions daily.

This article is featured in the March/April 2022 issue of The Saturday Evening Post. Subscribe to the magazine for more art, inspiring stories, fiction, humor, and features from our archives.

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