Uma Elements, blog

  • 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.
  • Delicious, Indulgent Tridoshic Ayurvedic Pizza

    Delicious, Indulgent Tridoshic Ayurvedic Pizza

    "Just because you’re plant-based Ayurvedic, doesn’t mean the pizza party has to stop," says Sahara Rose. "In fact, it just got upgraded with a root veggie crust, plant-based pesto, almond feta, roasted chickpeas, and assorted veggies."
  • How Ayurveda Inspired a Wellness Chef (Plus, Her Nurturing Take on Traditional Chai)

    How Ayurveda Inspired a Wellness Chef (Plus, Her Nurturing Take on Traditional Chai)

    Alia Dalal created this Ayurvedic Chai as an answer to traditional masala tea. A blend of warming spices like cardamom and clove, it helps to nurture during the cold and dry Vata season. 
  • 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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