Top Reasons to Get Fit with Bollywood

As an international teacher of Indian dance and Hatha yoga, Hemalayaa will be demonstrating her new DVD The Bollywood Dance Workout, which was inspired by Indian films as well as classical yoga. Hema’s life has been devoted to the teachings of yoga and traditional Indian dance. Here’s why you should care . . .

1.  Her story: Brought up by her two Indian parents and taught yoga by her father, Hema has also studied philosophy, meditation, and asana. That means it’s a unique workout.

2.  Spirituality: For those of you who have become homebodies because of the freezing weather and have started seeking out the meaning of life, this will encourage and perhaps get your brain and body moving.

3.  Weight Loss: If not for your own self-motivation, maybe the lean bodies around you will make you feel inspired to shed some holiday weight and download some classic Indian bhangra music to kick off the New Year.

4.  Yoga Pants: This will be a good excuse to wear the trendy, stretchy, butt-gripping pants you bought and only wear around the house when no one is watching.

— Sheyla Molho

4·1·1 Hemalayaa’s demo and discussion is Tuesday, February 6 at 7 p.m., at the downtown Borders Books.

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