Yoga Specialist

Ferris Family Health and Wellness Center

Family Medicine & Alternative Medicine Physicians located in Bellaire, TX

At Ferris Family Health and Wellness Center, the team offers periodic seminars on how to use essential oils and practice yoga in order to help you manage your stress. Located in Bellaire, Texas, the practice is a destination for a wide range of healing practices. To learn more about yoga or alternative medicines, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.

Yoga Q & A

What is yoga?

Yoga is a combination of physical movements and poses, breathing exercises, and meditative techniques that can have immense medical benefits to your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. The system was created nearly 5,000 years ago in India, but has developed a number of different forms and practices over time.

While it’s possible to do yoga on your own, the practice has a strong tradition of student-teacher relationships, wherein a teacher helps their student to fine-tune their techniques and shine a light on their personal experience.

What are the benefits of yoga?

Yoga is a system of techniques that aim to enrich your life physically, psychologically, and physically. Some of the scientifically proven benefits of yoga include:

  • Eases stress and promotes relaxation by decreasing your body’s secretion of cortisol (your primary stress hormone)
  • Reduces inflammation, which can be helpful in preventing heart disease, diabetes, and cancer
  • Improves heart health by lowering blood pressure and slowing the progression of heart disease
  • Improves the quality of life by helping to regulate mood and fatigue
  • Decreases symptoms of depression by reducing the production of your stress hormones, which influence your serotonin levels
  • Reduces chronic pain in conditions such as osteoarthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)
  • Reduces anxiety and promotes better sleep by increasing your body’s secretion of melatonin
  • Enhances strength, flexibility, and balance
  • Improves breathing and lung functions
  • Reduces the frequency and intensity of migraines by stimulating the vagus nerve

Yoga can also help to improve your eating and nutrition habits by promoting “mindful eating.”  It also promotes mindfulness and being present in the moment, which is essential to mindful eating, a practice that has been shown to help control blood sugar, treat eating disorder behaviors, and increase weight loss.

How do I practice yoga?

There are many different ways to practice yoga, from signing up for classes at a yoga studio to watching online tutorials. At Ferris Family Health and Wellness Center, Dr. Oza periodically offers in-office seminars on how to practice yoga and use it in combination with essential oils to help reduce and manage stress.

To learn more about how Dr. Oza can help your yoga practice, schedule an appointment at Ferris Family Health and Wellness Center online or by phone today.