There are 1440 minutes in a day so I strongly advocate using 30 of those minutes to do something for yourself. One of my best friends is a super busy surgeon who often leaves her house before 6 am and puts her kids to bed around 8:30. She lives super close so I have been enjoying “forcing” her to work in 30 minutes of yoga, after the kids go to sleep, and before bed. Here are some of my favorite 30 minute workouts.
Shiva Rea – Creative Core + Upper Body: Great upper body workout and flow series. Shot with a serene background and mellow music. Definitely builds upper body strength. Approximately 35 minutes. $8.99 on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Shiva-Rea-Creative-Core-Upper/dp/B001HZ4K6W/ref=sr_1_7?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1326729085&sr=1-7 Shiva’s personal site: http://shivarea.com/
Sadie Nardini – 30 Minute Total Belly Transformation: Whole Body: Gorgeous backdrop and soothing music. Sadie has modifications throughout and also shows you how to get into some advanced poses. Is good workout but also very relaxing – I am always super mellow when I finish this workout. $24 on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Core-Strength-Vinyasa-Yoga-Transformation/dp/B0027USUHQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1326729035&sr=1-1 So much of enjoying a yoga DVD is based on the teacher’s personality and I really like Sadie. Here is a link to her site – I enjoyed reading about how she came to this place in her life. http://www.sadienardini.com/
Mandy Ingber’s Yogalosophy: Mandy is Jennifer Anniston’s yoga instructor and it does not take long to see why they both have such great bodies. This is not traditional yoga. It incorporates squats, push-ups, “supermans” and gets your body nice and strong. The great thing is that it is also relaxing. I like Mandy’s personality and little jokes. Is on sale on Amazon for $6!!!!! http://www.amazon.com/Yogalosophy-Mandy-Ingber/dp/B004CYVZ1I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1326728987&sr=8-1 Here is a link to Mandy’s official site. You can gauge if you like her personality – it is not very guru like – which I find refreshing. For example, during the video she tells you that she is going to share her mantra with you and then she reveals that her mantra is “I have a great ass, I have a great ass”. Hilarious! http://mandyingber.com/