Uma Elements, blog

  • Episode 7: Exploring Consciousness and Sound Meditation with Eliza and Josh Peck

    Episode 7: Exploring Consciousness and Sound Meditation with Eliza and Josh Peck

    This week, journalist Stacey Lindsay takes over as host of the UMA Ayurveda Podcast. Stacey speaks with Josh and Eliza Peck of the Dojo Upstate, a sound meditation retreat in upstate New York. Josh and Eliza create experiences—which many call sound baths—that take people on a journey of exploration and healing. Their conversation with Stacey covers how sound can unlock greater abilities to heal,...
  • Self-Massage: The Gift That Keeps Giving

    Self-Massage: The Gift That Keeps Giving

    The Ayurvedic practice of self-massage—or Abhyanga—is self-care made simple. Read on to learn about the essential oils and aromatherapy techniques that can relieve your aches, clear your brain fog, and make your skin glow.
  • Oil Pulling: How to Get Fresher Breath—and Fight Off Toxins, Too

    Oil Pulling: How to Get Fresher Breath—and Fight Off Toxins, Too

    Oral hygiene isn’t just about having a beautiful smile—it’s also about protecting your health. Thanks to the Ayurvedic practice of oil pulling, you can do both.
  • How to Self-Massage: The Best Essential Oils for Your Self-Care Routine

    How to Self-Massage: The Best Essential Oils for Your Self-Care Routine

    Self-massage—or Abhyanga—is a simple self-care practice you can access from the comfort of your own home. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the benefits of these essential oils on your next night in.
  • How to Get Better Sleep, According to Your Ayurvedic Dosha

    How to Get Better Sleep, According to Your Ayurvedic Dosha

    You're probably aware that we go through different sleep cycles and phases each night - each of which vary in how much rest and rejuvenation they afford your brain and body. Sleep problems are on the rise, with insomnia and the inability to fall asleep at night being the most common. As a result, valuable night time rest in which deep sleep is attained - and...
  • Episode 6: Loving Yourself, Honoring Your Beauty, and Leaning into Confidence with Candice Forness

    Episode 6: Loving Yourself, Honoring Your Beauty, and Leaning into Confidence with Candice Forness

    Vogue Magazine calls Candice Forness “the Ayurvedic Facialist With a Massage Technique So Good, You May Cry”. Candice is trained in the Ayurvedic facelift massage and has a strong understanding of Ayurvedic skincare and aromatherapeutic botanicals - which gives her unparalleled insight into the world of Ayurvedic beauty.
  • 7 Star Ingredients for Ayurvedic DIY Hair Masks

    7 Star Ingredients for Ayurvedic DIY Hair Masks

    With salon deep-conditioning treatments out of bounds for the foreseeable future, but with an unwavering commitment to ensuring your mane maintains its shining glory - we bring you our very favorite hair mask ingredients for strength and resilience.
  • How to Meditate According to Your Dosha

    How to Meditate According to Your Dosha

    Meditation isn't a one-size fits all pursuit. In our quest to meditate more successfully, we have found an answer to more effective meditation - meditating according to your dosha.
  • Episode 5: Why Ayurveda Is a Modern and Accessible Practice for All with Ali Cramer

    Episode 5: Why Ayurveda Is a Modern and Accessible Practice for All with Ali Cramer

    Ayurveda “is a gentle and loving approach to becoming more yourself, understanding what you need to feel healthy and to feel whole,” says Ali Cramer. The ancient practice is about “having a way of looking at the world with more compassion.” Cramer, who is a yoga and Ayurveda specialist and author of the book Modern Ayurveda, has talent for unlocking the fun in Ayurveda, and...
  • What is Oil Pulling?

    What is Oil Pulling?

    Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic practice that involves swishing 1-2 teaspoons of oil in your mouth. People have reported having whiter teeth and healthier pink gums, even clearer skin, after incorporating an oil pulling regimen.
  • An Introduction to Kitchari (aka Kichari, Kichadi)

    An Introduction to Kitchari (aka Kichari, Kichadi)

    Kitchari is a protein-rich Indian dish that combines rice and lentils, or sometimes mung beans. Beloved by Ayurvedics, it is not only a great staple for a cleanse, it's a highly restorative, calming meal when you're a little under the weather, or perhaps just recovering from a night of excess!
  • Six Daily Detox Tips from Ayurveda

    Six Daily Detox Tips from Ayurveda

    Detoxes are so central to Ayurvedic medicine that they're the first step in any treatment you might undertake - be it for acne or depression! Here are some incredible daily detox tips that take 2 minutes or less to exercise but can have a huge impact on your beauty, wellness and general health overall.
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