Kate Beckinsale Shows Off Strength and Flexibility Doing Yoga after First Public Appearance Since Health Scare: 'Helps So Much'

The actress posted videos of herself doing impressive yoga poses to Instagram on Sunday, May 19

<p>Kate Beckinsale / Instagram</p> Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale / Instagram

Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale does yoga for her body and soul after recovering from her health scare!

The English actress, 50, posted videos of herself doing yoga on her Instagram Stories and Grid Sunday, May 19.

While she captioned both videos with emojis of thankful hands, she reflected on the role yoga plays in her life in response to a user's comment.

"I love it! I practiced a little vinyasa yoga today. I normally run and strength train but I love yoga and meditation too. It's so good for the body and soul," the Instagram user wrote.

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"It helps so much ❤️," the Underworld star replied.

Beckinsale showcased her strength and flexibility in the videos, set to different songs. They showed her doing the lotus pose, impressive splits and other advanced poses that required her to lift her body off the ground. She wore workout clothes and her hair back in a bun, appearing relaxed at home.

Her videos come after her first red carpet appearance since her undisclosed health scare which led to an extended hospital stay in March. Her stay fell on her mother's birthday.

<p>Kate Beckinsale / Instagram</p> Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale / Instagram

Kate Beckinsale

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During the inaugural King's Trust Gala in New York City on Thursday, May 2, Bekinsale admitted exclusively to PEOPLE, "It's been a rough year."

She didn't go into detail about her health but said that many people and animals she loved have also experienced issues.

"My parents have both been unwell and my cat ... it's been a bunch of things," Beckinsale said. "So that's why it's nice to come and see friends and have a little perspective. Everyone's had a bit of a rough year, I think."

<p>Theo Wargo/Getty</p> Kate Beckinsale on May 2

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Kate Beckinsale on May 2

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She looked stunning in a sheer white organza gown at the event to benefit the organization, which helps build communities for young people in need.

"It gets to that moment where the kids start talking and you're like, this is why we're all here. It's so moving and inspiring," Beckinsale told PEOPLE of what she loved about the event.

After the gala, Beckinsale traveled to Italy, where she is filming her next movie.

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