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DVD Review: Beautiful Belly With Hemalayaa

Remember Hemalayaa, the woman who did The Dance of the Kama Sutra DVD and Bollywood Burn? Well she's back with this Beautiful Belly ($15) workout. She begins with a 6-minute cardio warm-up that's refreshingly quick-paced to raise your heart rate up immediately. Then Hemalayaa moves on to three 12-minute dance workouts you can do all at once, or choose one if you're pressed for time. Since most ab work tends to involve staying in one place, I was pleasantly surprised that this video involved so much action, and I really felt it in my core.

What I loved most about this video is that it didn't feel like exercise, but that I was on stage as the star of a dance musical. She encourages you to smile, laugh, enjoy life, and be proud of your body. While Hemalayaa is slightly corny, her sweet and encouraging personality is so endearing that you can't help but dance with her. Don't worry about being bored since the movements are so swift and sexy; you're too busy kicking, bouncing, shimmying, and stretching to lose interest. Plus all this moving around also ends up working your thighs, booty, hamstrings, shoulders, and back, not just your belly.

To see a clip of The Ellen DeGeneres Show with Hemalayaa as a guest this past Monday


And here's a clip of the DVD:

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Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 8 years
I want to try this... I love Bollywood Booty - she does the butt monster move and the elk move and they are so fun!
CYL CYL 9 years
Oohh I wanna try now!
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
I noticed this on Amazon a couple weeks ago and it's been in my wish list for a while. Maybe I'll treat myself to it sometime.
princess_eab princess_eab 9 years
I totally want this DVD!! Fit, I love these DVD reviews!!!
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
lol at ellen!! She's awesome :) I'm definitely going to get this! It looks really cool :)
Soniabonya Soniabonya 9 years
haha. just followed the moves at my desk and i am sweating and my heart rate is up. that was pretty fun. i'll have to heck out the entire dvd later :)
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
Oooh I want this!!
marinewifey marinewifey 9 years
Ellen is hilarious! I don't know if this would be my kind of workout, but it looks fun.
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