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  • 3 Health-Boosting Morning Ayurvedic Practices (That Only Take a Few Minutes)

    3 Health-Boosting Morning Ayurvedic Practices (That Only Take a Few Minutes)

    Traditionally, Ayurveda requires daily commitment to see change. But this commitment does not have to be a challenge. You can start small with the simple practices.
  • Ayurvedic Life Wisdom from UMA's Founder, Shrankhla Holecek

    Ayurvedic Life Wisdom from UMA's Founder, Shrankhla Holecek

    For Shrankhla Holecek, Ayurveda has been a pillar in her life since she was born. As a child growing up in India she would watch her parents perform rituals and prepare foods with the utmost intention. From this, Shrankhla learned to foster a deep connection to herself.
  • Embracing the Ayurvedic Anti-Aging Brilliance of Rasayana

    Embracing the Ayurvedic Anti-Aging Brilliance of Rasayana

    Ayurveda's approach to anti-aging is known as rasayana chikitsa, a holistic rejuvenation of mind and body to retain youthfulness and vitality.
  • Saffron: The Precious Ayurvedic Spice for Clear and Glowing Skin

    Saffron: The Precious Ayurvedic Spice for Clear and Glowing Skin

    Saffron is an extremely precious and efficacious spice revered for its healing properties and ability to repair and rejuvenate skin.
  • Maintaining Balance in Vata Season

    Maintaining Balance in Vata Season

    Late fall to early winter is known as Vata season in Ayurveda. This time of year shares many qualities that distinguish Vata: cold, dry, rough, mobile.
  • A Guide to Understanding the Ayurvedic Doshas

    A Guide to Understanding the Ayurvedic Doshas

    Nature is made up of five primal elements—space, air, fire, water, and earth. These natural elements combine in different ways to make up the three doshas in Ayurveda: Vatta, Pitta, and Kapha. 
  • Ayurvedic Remedies for Better Sleep

    Ayurvedic Remedies for Better Sleep

    Insomnia can be caused by increased vatta or pitta, according to Ayurvedic texts.  Simple remedies can help get the body back in balance and, in turn, help you get needed, restful, quality sleep. 
  • 6 Ayurvedic Home Remedies for Hair Growth

    6 Ayurvedic Home Remedies for Hair Growth

    Creating beauty through powerful remedies that address the root causes of physical and emotional ailments – rather than just their symptoms – Ayurveda holds the key to solving many common issues that seem hard to treat with drugstore products.
  • The Six Ayurvedic Lifestyle Hacks That We All Need To Be Doing

    The Six Ayurvedic Lifestyle Hacks That We All Need To Be Doing

    Ayurveda, The Science of Life: The integration of centuries-old Ayurvedic techniques into people’s daily routines results in a unique take on the beauty and wellness industry. Ayurveda’s holistic emphasis on the inseparable connection between one’s body, mind and spirit allows for not only noticeable physical improvements reflected on the skin, hair or felt within the body, but a sense of personal empowerment to one’s...
  • The Ayurvedic Summer Diet

    The Ayurvedic Summer Diet

    Summer particularly is the time that Pitta of the tridoshas dominates. To mollify the aggressive pitta of the summer, start by avoiding hot, spicy or pungent foods (these typically aggravate pitta). Within fruits, avoid sour fruits such as green grapes, sour plums, and grapefruit. Do eat sweet fruits like apples, avocados, dark grapes, and sweet pineapples. For vegetables, load up on asparagus, broccoli, cucumbers, and green peppers while trying to avoid beets,...
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