Last month, Lady Gaga had to cancel a few scheduled performances and postpone the European leg of her Joanne World Tour in order to focus on her recovery from the chronic pain caused by her fibromyalgia diagnosis. According to a series of photos and videos she posted on Thursday, her recovery plan includes plenty of time to conduct "high fashun" workouts, because what else would you expect from a woman who once went hiking in a Rachel Comey crop top and high heels and also wore an even more over-the-top Ferragamo ensemble to, and from, a Yoga class?
In the first of three posts, Gaga and a friend pose for a mirror selfie in what appears to be a fitness studio. Gaga strikes a sassy pose while wearing a black sports bra emblazoned with tennis pro Björn Borg's name, black and hot pink leggings, and a pink sweatshirt tied around her waist. "@bjornborg #athletic fashun can happen anywhere," she captioned the pic.
The second post is a boomerang in which the "Perfect Illusion" singer, now wearing the pink sweatshirt, performs leg kicks or, as she calls them, "high fashun leg kicks." The final post includes both a photo and video of Gaga holding a truly impressive tripod headstand, with her hands and head propping her up and her knees resting on the backs of her arms. "@bjornborg #fashion #yoga #gyrotonic #pilates," she captioned the post.
These kinds of strength-building (and, of course, high fashun) exercises are definitely an important part of Gaga's recovery. According to the Mayo Clinic, although exercise may be painful for those with fibromyalgia at first, "doing it gradually and regularly often decreases symptoms." Low-impact exercises like "walking, swimming, biking, and water aerobics" are recommended, as are "stretching, good posture, and relaxation exercises."
The 31-year-old has experienced an outpouring of support from her fans and famous friends alike since she revealed her diagnosis while promoting her Netflix documentary Lady Gaga: Five Foot Two, in which she further opened up about her chronic pain. A few weeks ago, she thankedBeyoncé for sending her some cozy clothing items from her Ivy Park line. "Not having a good pain day. Thank you honey 🍯 B for sending me this comfy sweatshirt. Keeps me warm outside in a hammock so I can be w the trees, and the sky, and the sun and take deep breaths. Feel so lucky to have so much love ❤️" she captioned a selfie in which she wears a black Ivy Park sweatshirt.
And earlier this month, Gaga posted a photo of herself wearing a black beanie sent to her by Gigi Hadid. "Thank you @gigihadid & @tommyhilfiger for these generous gifts during my time of healing. Totally my style and so thoughtful and bad ass. My favorite combination. #tommyxgigi" she wrote.
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