Gisele Covers Vogue: Talks Spirituality, Baby Weight, Yoga + More
On yoga and staying in shape:
"I did kung fu up until two weeks before Benjamin was born, and yoga three days a week. I think a lot of people get pregnant and decide they can turn into garbage disposals. I was mindful about what I ate, and I gained only 30 pounds."
Some years ago, when she felt that her life was nothing more than "get up, take pictures, go to sleep, get up, take pictures," she took six months off. She also logged on to Amazon.com and typed in SPIRITUAL BOOKS, which led to a passion for the writings of Miguel Ruiz, which taught her to rely on her own instinct: "The more you trust your intuition, the more empowered you become, the stronger you become, and the happier you become."
On giving birth:
"It was the most amazing experience of my life, feeling him come through my body. And once he was born, I never felt so empowered as looking at him and thinking, Oh, my God, we did it together!"
On her new skin care line:
"I wanted to teach girls to love themselves and take care of their bodies. What is the first thing you see every morning? Your face! What do you put every day on your face? Cream! I have made the simplest, purest cream—an everyday cream—but it comes with an affirmation."
How she starts her day:
"The first is wake up in the morning and be grateful you are here, alive and healthy. And the second is: Give."
You can read the entire Vogue interview here.