“I’m being super gentle with my body right now, considering what it has just been through,” Hilaria wrote on a video she posted on Instagram on Sunday, April 14, “but I start getting stiff and uncomfortable due to lack of my typical movement. Here are some light stretches I turned to today that have helped me, while sticking with my recovery ❤️. They feel good and I think you may like them too.”
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I’m being super gentle with my body right now, considering what it has just been through…but I start getting stiff and uncomfortable due to lack of my typical movement. Here are some light stretches I turned to today that have helped me, while sticking with my recovery ❤️. They feel good and I think you may like them too 💛💫 #letsmove2019 …and yes: Carmen likes to peek 😂
In the brief, at-home routine, the social media star, 35, starts by stretching her shoulders and upper back against an ottoman in a modified child pose before moving into a downward dog where she pedals her feet to stretch out the hamstrings and calves. She then moves into a wide-legged forward fold, shifting her weight from side to side, which stretches the inner legs, groin and hips — all areas that are particularly prone to stiffness in people who sit for long hours every day.
Hilaria follows that up with a prayer hand squat, another hip opener that also benefits balance and concentration. Next comes a second shoulder and upper back stretch combined with a back-of-legs stretch against the ottoman. For her final active pose, the New York City resident performs a standing twist with one hand on the floor and the other raised to the ceiling on each side of her body, then moves into child’s pose to finish the routine.
The star — who has daughter Carmen, 5, and sons Rafael, 3, Leonardo, 2 and Romeo, 10 months, with her husband — revealed in an April 4 Instagram that she was “most likely experiencing a miscarriage.” Since that initial lengthy and emotional post, the fitness guru has been open with her emotions following the loss. Five days later, Hilaria posted a photo with the 30 Rock star, 61, and their four children confirming that her fifth pregnancy had ended in miscarriage. “There was no heartbeat today at my scan…so it’s over…but I have some pretty strong and amazing heartbeats right here,” she wrote. “I am surrounded by such love and I feel so fortunate.” She also spoke of her experience and her decision to share the news on Today on Tuesday, April 9, and spoke up for herself and other women when she clapped back at an Instagram troll who mocked her initial post.
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There was no heartbeat today at my scan…so it’s over…but I have some pretty strong and amazing heartbeats right here. I am surrounded by such love and I feel so fortunate. Thank you all for listening, for your support, and for sharing your own personal stories. We are stronger together…I hope this conversation continues to grow and that we stick together through both the beautiful and challenging moments in life. Much love and appreciation to all of you 💜
The author of The Living Clearly Method frequently shares quick toning and yoga exercise routines on her social channels. “I do these found-moment workouts where, you know, being a busy mom, I don’t always have time to go to the gym for a full hour,” she told Us in December 2018. “So I will do five minutes here and two minutes there and three minutes later. And those that I put on my Instagram, all together, can equal a full workout.”
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