Halle Berry credits yoga with helping her combat ‘negative energy’

Halle Berry has credited yoga with helping her to banish “negative energy” from her life.The Oscar-winning actress often uses her Instagram page to promote her health and wellness techniques, as well as her new Re-spin lifestyle app. Opening up about h…

Halle Berry has credited yoga with helping her to banish “negative energy” from her life.

The Oscar-winning actress often uses her Instagram page to promote her health and wellness techniques, as well as her new Re-spin lifestyle app.

Opening up about her love of yoga and stretching sessions in a new article for U.S. Women’s Health magazine, Halle insisted the practice has been beneficial for all aspects of her health, especially when it comes to fighting stress.

“Thanks to plenty of personal experience, I believe that if we allow negative energy and stress to fester within us, they profoundly influence our health and wellbeing,” she wrote. “One of the most helpful stress-releasing practices for me is yoga. To me, it’s a physical form of meditation that allows me to move negative energy out of my body. Whatever type of yoga I practice, focusing on my breath and really feeling my body as I flow through and hold poses really centres me. It’s like the stress just lifts right out of me.”

Halle went on to explain that she tries to practice yoga three times a week for a minimum of 15 minutes, but will sometimes just do a downward dog or child’s pose.

And in light of the coronavirus lockdown, she’s found that taking a moment out of her busy day just to breathe and relax has really aided her in maintaining balance.

“In addition to making these practices a regular part of my routine, I also turn to them in the moments when stress threatens to seriously throw me off or consume me,” the 53-year-old added. “The other night, for example, I found myself stretching in my bedroom at 3 o’clock in the morning because the sound of helicopters outside was making me anxious. (I’m honestly a big fan of punching a pillow or kicking a heavy bag in these moments. Sometimes you just have to fight that unhelpful energy right out of your body…).”

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Halle Berry shares simple meditation tips for ‘peace and healing’

Halle Berry has shared her simple meditation routine to help others find “peace, healing and solace”.The Oscar-winning actress has been meditating for nearly two decades and relies on using the mindfulness technique daily to enable her to keep her two …

Halle Berry has shared her simple meditation routine to help others find “peace, healing and solace”.

The Oscar-winning actress has been meditating for nearly two decades and relies on using the mindfulness technique daily to enable her to keep her two children, Nahla, 12, and six-year-old Maceo, calm during the coronavirus pandemic.

“In times like these, I think that children need their parents to set the tone. If I’m frightened and frazzled, my kids absorb it all like sponges. Meditation helps me stay calm and balanced, so that I can show up for my kids and help them to feel more at peace and less afraid,” Halle told Women’s Health magazine.

“I’ve always found peace, healing, and solace in meditation – and that’s especially true (and important) right now when we’re amidst so much unrest and it’s so easy to operate out of fear.”

The Catwoman star starts her day with a session first thing in the morning – “sometimes for 10 minutes, sometimes for an hour” – and said it helps to keep her present and grounded.

“I believe meditation can have a profound impact on a much larger scale, too. Meditation can truly help all of us change the collective energy of our world and transform our reality into a more positive one,” the 53-year-old mused.

Halle then revealed her “incredibly simple” meditation routine. She starts by finding a quiet spot where she can sit and close her eyes, focusing on her breathing, and after a few minutes, she begins to “think about the intention of your meditation”, and ends her session by writing down her thoughts so she can reflect.

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Halle Berry raves about Taraji P. Henson’s haircare line

Halle Berry is a big fan of the products in Taraji P. Henson’s new haircare line.The Empire actress launched TPH by Taraji earlier this year, with the 18-piece collection suitable for use on all hair types. And taking to Instagram over the weekend, Hal…

Halle Berry is a big fan of the products in Taraji P. Henson’s new haircare line.

The Empire actress launched TPH by Taraji earlier this year, with the 18-piece collection suitable for use on all hair types.

And taking to Instagram over the weekend, Halle shared that she has been trialling the range recently and is “obsessed” with the formulas.

“Settling in on this fine #SelfCareSaturday with a much needed #HairMask, courtesy of my girl @tarajiphenson’s new line of hair care products, @tphbytaraji,” she captioned a mirror selfie showing her using one of the hair masks. “I’ve known this woman since she started in the industry, and it’s been such a joy to watch her flourish and succeed. Obsessed with this line.”

In her Instagram Stories, the Monster’s Ball star explained that she has been using TPH by Taraji’s Mint Condition, a tingling scalp conditioner, and the Mother Earth moisturising clay mask. Items are priced from $8.99 – $14.99 (£7 – £12).

In response, Taraji reposted Halle’s message on her social media platforms and thanked her friend for her ongoing support.

“This QUEEN @halleberry has always been by my side MY ENTIRE career!!! When I was nominated for an Oscar, Halle threw me the BIGGEST Hollywood party!!! I didn’t know many ppl in the industry at the time and she introduced me to soooo many incredible super stars and heavy hitters I was so overwhelmed but grateful (sic)!!! STILL, HANDS DOWN, ONE OF THE MOST MEMORABLE MOMENTS OF MY CAREER!!! A true Queen lifts other women ALL THE WAY UP!!! I love you Halle for ever!!!” the 49-year-old added. “I did NOT ask her to post this!!! I NEVER ask ppl to post. I feel weird doing that. So this was TRULY from her heart and. SHE SAID WHAT SHE SAID @tphbytaraji is good for your hair!(sic)”

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Anne Hathaway recreates The Princess Diaries look for social media Pillow Challenge

Anne Hathaway has delighted fans by recreating one of her looks from The Princess Diaries for the Pillow Challenge craze on social media.The actress took to Instagram on Wednesday to take part in the contest, which sees users turning their bedclothes i…

Anne Hathaway has delighted fans by recreating one of her looks from The Princess Diaries for the Pillow Challenge craze on social media.

The actress took to Instagram on Wednesday to take part in the contest, which sees users turning their bedclothes into red carpet looks while they social distance at home during the coronavirus crisis.

For her version, Anne uploaded a picture of herself wearing headphones, lipstick, and sunglasses, as well as a makeshift dress constructed from a cobalt blue pillow and two white pillows tucked underneath it. Posing in front of a photograph of bright blue butterfly wings, the picture resembled the poster for The Princess Diaries, the 2001 film in which she played Mia Thermopolis, an American teenager who unexpectedly inherits the throne of a European kingdom.

The 37-year-old captioned her post with the quote, “A Queen is never late; everyone else is simply early” – a standout line from the character of Queen Clarisse in the movie, who was portrayed by Julie Andrews.

Hathaway is not the only celebrity in lockdown to create some quarantine couture. Earlier this month, Halle Berry served a strong look by belting a black pillow around her waist, accessorising it with a wide-brimmed hat, oversized sunglasses, and black heels, and posing in a garden of leafy plants.

Meanwhile, Sarah Michelle Gellar posted a snap of herself in heels with an animal print pillow strapped to her waist, and wrote in the caption: “Pillowchallenge inspired by #TigerKing (btw so weird to put heels on – I feel like I need to start putting them on once a week so I don’t forget how to walk in them).”

Love Island’s Amber Davies, Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham, and chef Gordon Ramsay’s daughter Holly Ramsay have also participated in the trend.

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Halle Berry uses her son as a weight during at-home workouts

Halle Berry sometimes uses her son as a weight during her at-home workouts.The Oscar-winning actress is trying to stay on top of keeping fit by committing to at least 30 minutes of exercise a day, and in a new op-ed for Women’s Health magazine, she adm…

Halle Berry sometimes uses her son as a weight during her at-home workouts.

The Oscar-winning actress is trying to stay on top of keeping fit by committing to at least 30 minutes of exercise a day, and in a new op-ed for Women’s Health magazine, she admitted that she tries to get her six-year-old son involved as much as possible.

“I try to catch 10 minutes here and there with the goal of doing at least 30 total minutes of more formal exercise per day. I piece together a bunch of little bursts of exercise (many of which I can use my full-body resistance loop and booty band for) to meet my 30-minutes-total goal… I even use my son as workout equipment when we’re goofing around,” Halle wrote. “I’ll sit in a chair and he’ll lay across my feet, and I’ll do a few sets of leg extensions.”

Yet, the Monster’s Ball star also encouraged her fans to be kind to themselves while staying at home and practicing social distancing during the coronavirus crisis.

“As hard as it is to feel so out of my usual routine, I think we all need to remember to be gentle with ourselves right now,” the 53-year-old insisted. “This is an odd, stressful time, and we’ve all had a lot dumped on our plates. You don’t have to make big strides or do big things. Just keep it together.

“Move when you can and in a way that feels good, or in a way that gets your kids in on the action. Just hang in there. All any of us can do right now is our best.”

Halle shares Maceo with her ex-husband Olivier Martinez. She is also mum to daughter Nahla, 12, from her relationship with Gabriel Aubry.

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Halle Berry puts glamorous twist on Pillow Challenge

Halle Berry has taken the Pillow Challenge social media craze to the next level. The latest Instagram challenge requires users to turn their bedding into high-fashion looks, and the 53-year-old got in on the action this week and nailed the trend by tur…

Halle Berry has taken the Pillow Challenge social media craze to the next level.

The latest Instagram challenge requires users to turn their bedding into high-fashion looks, and the 53-year-old got in on the action this week and nailed the trend by turning her pillow into a couture-worthy outfit.

For her sexy twist on the challenge, Berry belted a black pillow around her waist to make it look like a strapless dress and finished the ensemble off with black heels, a wide-brimmed hat, and oversized sunglasses.

“You already KNOW you couldn’t keep me from the #PillowChallenge (crying with laughter emoji),” she wrote in the caption to the snap, which was taken in her garden.

She received praise for her homemade look in the comments, with Naomi Campbell posting fire emojis and Birds of Prey star Jurnee Smollett-Bell writing, “Damn damn damn” and more fire emojis.

The Monster’s Ball actress has been documenting her life on Instagram recently, and on Thursday, she shared a meme of herself to poke fun at her time in quarantine. The snap featured three photos from her film roles, showing the characters getting more and more dirty, tired, and unkempt in each one.

“I’ve lost count… what day are we on?” she joked in the caption.

Earlier this week, Berry announced the launch of her digital health and wellness community Re-spin, which she decided to release early to help those in lockdown.

“I invite you to join the @respin community – this is an early release and a work in progress, but feel free to use it as a wellness resource, a place to connect, to learn something new or maybe just as a distraction from our surreal circumstances,” she wrote on Instagram.

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Halle Berry shares natural face mask recipe

Halle Berry has detailed her go-to recipe for a natural face mask.The Monster’s Ball actress took to Instagram on Sunday to post a mirror selfie of herself standing in her bathroom while wearing the thick mask.In the accompanying caption, Halle encoura…

Halle Berry has detailed her go-to recipe for a natural face mask.

The Monster’s Ball actress took to Instagram on Sunday to post a mirror selfie of herself standing in her bathroom while wearing the thick mask.

In the accompanying caption, Halle encouraged fans to take some time out for themselves and practice some self-care, especially those living in lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“No better time than now for a #SelfcareSunday,” she wrote. “Let’s Re-spin our skin ya’ll. Today, I’m sharing one of my favourite at-home face mask recipes.”

Linking to the Instagram account for Re-spin, her lifestyle brand, Halle promised her six million followers that they would be able to make the mask from ingredients located in their kitchen cupboards. The suggested recipe consists of two tablespoons of brewed green tea, one pinch of turmeric powder, 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice, and 1/4 cup of plain yoghurt.

Once mixed together, the mask should be applied in two layers: the first “generous” coat for three minutes and a second coat for 10 minutes. Rinse off with cool water and then apply moisturiser as usual.

“This potion brightens, tightens, reduces fine lines and enhances that natural glow and it’s super easy!” the 53-year-old insisted.

Halle launched Re-spin in early 2020. Described as a “digital health and wellness community”, the company promotes physical and mental wellness through workout videos and inspiration. So far, the project is comprised of an app and a line of workout gear.

Prior to the disruption caused by coronavirus crisis, the star was also set to make her directorial debut on Bruised, a film about a mixed martial arts fighter.

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Halle Berry launches early version of wellness app Re-spin

Halle Berry has unveiled a “digital health and wellness community” app named Re-spin.The Oscar-winning actress took to Instagram over the weekend to promote her new free-to-use project, which she is launching early in order to help users balance their …

Halle Berry has unveiled a “digital health and wellness community” app named Re-spin.

The Oscar-winning actress took to Instagram over the weekend to promote her new free-to-use project, which she is launching early in order to help users balance their physical and mental wellbeing amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

“This time in the world is challenging for each of us in different ways. As we collectively re-align, I invite you to join the @respin community,” Berry wrote in the caption, noting that she was inspired to develop the app as a result of her Type 1 diabetes diagnosis at age 22. “Nutrition, fitness and wellness has since transformed my life – reconnecting my mind, body and soul – teaching me how truly valuable my body is.”

At present, the Re-spin app offers up workouts and mental wellness inspiration, with more features to follow.

And as many of Berry’s fans and followers are now spending time at home and practicing social distancing, she offered up the app as a way to connect with others.

“This is an early release and a work in progress, but feel free to use it as a wellness resource, a place to connect, to learn something new or maybe just as a distraction from our surreal circumstances,” the 53-year-old shared.

The accompanying Instagram account for Re-spin includes a series of images that tap ideas of solace, nature, and emotional wellbeing.

One post noted, “During these times of heightened uncertainty, we will donate a portion of any profits we make to organisations on the front lines of the Covid19 pandemic.”

Berry also launched a line of workout gear under the Re-spin name back in February.

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Temperley London unveils debut handbag collection

Alice Temperley has unveiled Temperley London’s very first collection of handbags.The British designer is known for her vintage-inspired gowns and embellished minidresses, with her celebrity clients including the likes of Penelope Cruz, Halle Berry, Ev…

Alice Temperley has unveiled Temperley London’s very first collection of handbags.

The British designer is known for her vintage-inspired gowns and embellished minidresses, with her celebrity clients including the likes of Penelope Cruz, Halle Berry, Eva Mendes, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

However, Temperley has now decided to branch out into the world of accessories, dropping six new styles of bags.

“I am excited for everyone to see what we have created and hope everyone loves the designs as much as I do,” she commented, while a brand representative stated: “We are excited to announce the launch of our new accessories collection which will be showcased for the first-time during London Fashion Week and is available to pre-order online now. The collection is focused on timeless elegance, featuring six functional and iconic styles available in three classic colours; Somerset Green, Burnt Umber and Black. Designed to become a classic staple of the Temperley London woman, taking her from day to night.”

The winter 2020 range includes the Alice Handbag, a classic everyday style, the Florence Circle Bag, an on-trend round bag, and the Clementine Tote bag.

The items, which are named after members of the designer’s family, are priced from $840 – $1,822 (£650-£1,400) and are now available to pre-order.

“We thought long and hard, not only to identify the right supply chain and high standard of quality required, but also to be able to understand what our loyal clients were expecting from us,” chief executive officer Luca Donnini added.

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Halle Berry unveils new undercut hairstyle

Halle Berry has taken to social media to give fans a sneak peek at her new tribal-inspired buzz undercut.The 53-year-old debuted the new look in a post on Instagram on Tuesday, with the photo showing an intricate shaved design on the back of her head. …

Halle Berry has taken to social media to give fans a sneak peek at her new tribal-inspired buzz undercut.

The 53-year-old debuted the new look in a post on Instagram on Tuesday, with the photo showing an intricate shaved design on the back of her head.

“@ohre.kilpatrick went IN,” she simply captioned the shot, tagging groomer and photographer Ohre Kilpatrick.

The undercut features semi-circular and triangular patterns on the nape of her neck, and Halle’s fans and followers were quick to heap praise on her new ‘do.

“So tribal,” one wrote, while another told the actress that her hair has “inspired a trend and an entire generation”.

As well as showcasing her trend-setting locks, Halle has also been busy releasing her very first line of fitness gear in collaboration with her personal trainer Peter Lee Thomas.

The duo is the brains behind the debut collection rēspin by Halle Berry, which features an abs wheel, ankle weights, two waist trainers, and a compression vest.

Halle began working out with Peter more than five years ago, and she has been sharing clips from their intense workouts on Instagram with the hashtag #FitnessFriday.

She recently took to social media to announce the launch of their fitness collection and thanked her fans for following her journey.

“I’m so eternally grateful for you guys, and wanted to create something extra special to celebrate our two years together – I’m thrilled to announce my first EVER fitness collection, rēspin by Halle Berry!!” the John Wick star wrote, alongside a steamy snap of her in a low-cut white swimsuit and wearing boxing gloves.

The collection will be sold in stores across the U.S.

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