Uma Elements, blog

  • The Healing Power of Gratitude

    The Healing Power of Gratitude

    One of the most profound abilities humans possess is gratitude. This feeling of appreciation and thankfulness unlocks our potential for greatness.
  • The Ayurvedic Perspective on Breast Health

    The Ayurvedic Perspective on Breast Health

    When we understand that our breast health is intimately connected to our physical and emotional well-being, we can play an active role in cultivating healthy, balanced breasts, preventing inflammation and tumors from arising in the first place.
  • Balancing Agni: How the Doshas & Agni Interact

    Balancing Agni: How the Doshas & Agni Interact

    How can we tell if our agni is imbalanced, and if it is, what can we do to remedy that? In this post, we break down the four states of agni.
  • What Is Agni in Ayurveda?

    What Is Agni in Ayurveda?

    If you’re familiar with Ayurveda, you’ve likely heard the concept of agni raised in discussions of imbalance, especially when it comes to digestion. Commonly referred to as our digestive fire, a strong agni is essential to overall health.  However, agni also extends beyond just our digestion—the concept encompasses the life force that courses through every part of the body. Sounds important, right? For many,...
  • What Your Period Tells You About Your Doshic Balance

    What Your Period Tells You About Your Doshic Balance

    When we experience doshic imbalances, our menstrual cycles are also impacted. We can learn more about our own bodily imbalances by paying attention to our menstrual cycles. In this way, Ayurveda can empower us to approach our reproductive health with intentionality and care, and to target certain ailments more effectively.
  • Celebrate Mother’s Day with an Ayurvedic Approach to Womanhood, Feelings, & Relationships

    Celebrate Mother’s Day with an Ayurvedic Approach to Womanhood, Feelings, & Relationships

    There are so many ways to celebrate Mother’s Day and the powers of womanhood, regardless of one’s status as a mother. For those looking to reflect or to learn different practices for honoring one’s womanhood, Ayurveda offers a number of insightful perspectives on women’s mental, physical and emotional well-being and health.
  • An Introduction to the Ayurvedic Gunas

    An Introduction to the Ayurvedic Gunas

    While there are a number of specific gunas that are characteristic of each dosha, there are also three overarching gunas whose essences capture the universal energies that are continually present, in differing degrees, throughout all forms of life. Here’s a breakdown of these three gunas—we discuss what they represent and how they inform our constitution and everyday experience.
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