I would recommend yoga stomach exercises in addition to the regular practice, it will helpful to reduce stress, which is a common cause of abdominal fat. You can practice Bhujangasana for both anxiety and abdominal fat. Cobra pose is one of the most basic yoga stomach exercises that is easy to perform for anyone and really a great way to reduce abdominal fat. I hope this helps, thanks.
I clicked on the yoga teacher training link. Do you have experience with them personally? I'm trying to decide who I want to train with for a 200hr cert. Thanks, this is one I haven't looked into.
Hi. Really deep breathing is the best for reducing tension in belly and body, which is what you do during the entire yoga class, so any class should help, but not a yoga class too fast. One that is slow paced, it can be vigerous (doesn't have to be gentle), but not too fast. I also recommend massage, especially if you can find someone who can do abdominal massage as well. For the reason you mention in your message, so much stress gets stored in our abdomen, but sadly, so many massage therapists do belly massage. But, regardless, massage and yoga can help alot for you to be still, breath, and listen in to your inner wisdom. I myself suffered from anxiety, both generalized anxiety and full blown panic attacks, many years ago. I went a natural route and used both massage and yoga, as well as a whole host of natural methods to cure myself. Natural and wholesesome diet, continual positive thoughts and out loud statements, being truthful with myself. That was most important. Job wasn't right, relationship wasn't right...you know the deal! I have been a massage therapist and own a wellness center with yoga and massage for getting over my anxiety was life changing, you will prevail and be the better for it! Write to me anytime, or friend me on this site. And don't forget, changing HOW I breathed, not shallow, but deep, was most important. Good luck on your journey. I just realized, this is 3 years old, your post. Oh well, and I just read the other comments, all good. Well, I'll send anyway and if you're still on here, will be a reminder maybe.