Uma Elements, blog

  • Immunity Begins in the Mouth: We Share Our Favorite Ayurvedic Hack

    Immunity Begins in the Mouth: We Share Our Favorite Ayurvedic Hack

    With immunity being so top of mind, we share a tried and true classic immunity booster: Ayurvedic oil pulling. Also known by other names like oil swishing or swishing oil, this is an ancient practice of swishing around a little bit of warm sesame oil in your mouth for 10-20 minutes each morning and then spitting it out.
  • Doshas Decoded: Determine Your Dosha + Dos & Donts for Balancing Your Doshas

    Doshas Decoded: Determine Your Dosha + Dos & Donts for Balancing Your Doshas

    There are three Ayurvedic doshas (also known as body types or energies): vata, pitta and kapha. While most people have a combination of doshas within them, we all have a prominent dosha that makes up our individual constitution. Knowing your prominent dosha is key to treating your body and well-being most effectively. We share resources on understanding your dosha, and how best to keep it...
  • How the Taste of Your Food Can Affect Your Health & Dosha

    How the Taste of Your Food Can Affect Your Health & Dosha

    Your sense of taste can be a powerful gateway to responding to what your body might need to balance health. The quality of a food’s taste can help guide you to understand how it may impact your dosha. Ayurveda recognizes six tastes and each taste represents a combination of elements (like your dosha does).
  • Yoga for Your Dosha: Enhance Your Health & Wellness by Tailoring your Practice

    Yoga for Your Dosha: Enhance Your Health & Wellness by Tailoring your Practice

    Ayurveda helps us take our exercise and Yoga practice beyond. Providing valuable guidelines on tailoring your regimen to your dosha, Ayurveda can help us remain in doshic balance. It's worth keeping in mind that like with everything, Ayurveda promulgates balance, and does not recommend exercise regimens that can feel extreme - the emphasis is on stimulating the body, while being careful not to over...
  • How Ayurveda Can Help With Your Most Pressing Concerns

    How Ayurveda Can Help With Your Most Pressing Concerns

    In conversation with Beth Doane, entrepreneur, journalist and managing partner of Main & Rose, UMA Founder Shrankhla Holecek shares her wisdom on some of the the most pressing concerns that Ayurveda has helped address for so many!
  • The Roots, Detox Practices, and Benefits of Panchakarma, Explained

    The Roots, Detox Practices, and Benefits of Panchakarma, Explained

    We break down the detoxifying Ayurvedic practice of Panchakarma—a cleanse that improves immune function, counters imbalances, and recenters both mind and body.
  • The Best Ayurvedic Herbs for Liver Health

    The Best Ayurvedic Herbs for Liver Health

    UMA's essential liver cleanser, Love Thy Liver, a daily supplement, contains many Ayurvedic herbs that help to support the natural elimination of toxins. Here we spotlight some of our favorite Ayurvedic herbs for liver function, and how they help support this important organ.
  • How Tongue Scraping Can Fight Off Acne, Bad Breath, and More

    How Tongue Scraping Can Fight Off Acne, Bad Breath, and More

    Tongue scraping doesn’t just improve bad breath—it also helps combat digestive problems, acne, and other bodily imbalances. Here’s the simple Ayurvedic practice that can make a big impact on our oral health and well-being. 
  • How to Holistically Care for Your Liver

    How to Holistically Care for Your Liver

    An essential organ, the liver works around-the-clock for us. The largest internal organ, it is rather easy to overlook. We talk to Ayurveda experts Sarah Teeple and Vanashree Balgamwar for their insight into how we can best honor this diligent, hardworking organ.
  • The Kansa Wand Is a Powerful Ayurvedic Tool for Your Skin—Here's How to Use It

    The Kansa Wand Is a Powerful Ayurvedic Tool for Your Skin—Here's How to Use It

    By increasing circulation and promoting lymphatic drainage, the Kansa wand will have you boasting a clear, healthy complexion in no time.
  • The Blueprint for an At-Home Panchakarma

    The Blueprint for an At-Home Panchakarma

    Panchakarma is an ancient Ayurvedic practice of detoxification. By adopting simple self-care practices and herbal remedies, you can achieve the cleansing benefits of a Panchakarma-like Ayurvedic detox without ever having to leave your home.
  • A Guide to 5 of the Most Popular Ayurvedic Herbs and Adaptogens

    A Guide to 5 of the Most Popular Ayurvedic Herbs and Adaptogens

    Adaptogens such as Brahmi, Triphala, Shatavari, Shilajit, and Ashwagandha have been around for centuries. Here’s how to best incorporate them into your wellness routine. 
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