Uma Elements, blog

  • Starting a New Job? Here’s How to Speed Up Your Morning Routine

    Starting a New Job? Here’s How to Speed Up Your Morning Routine

    If you’ve been finding that your morning routine has primarily consisted of a hurried shower and applying mascara while waiting at a red light, this post is for you. Here are a few tips on how to simplify your beauty routine and still kill it (beauty wise and work wise!)
  • Ayurvedic Superfoods for the Skin: Glow from the Inside Out

    Ayurvedic Superfoods for the Skin: Glow from the Inside Out

    As we battle some crazy days of winter - let this be the season you take control of your skin through the monitoring of the food you consume. Eating the right foods this season (and all year long!) can help you combat signs of dullness, aging, and dryness the all-natural way.
  • The Incredible Benefits of Hiking (and Hiking Tips!)

    The Incredible Benefits of Hiking (and Hiking Tips!)

    We already know that exercising every day is an important part of your daily routine. However, when the scenery at your home gym starts to get old, hiking provides a wonderful alternative. Hiking is a low impact, low cost option to get in touch with nature, work up a healthy sweat and may be catch up with an old friend (or your thoughts!). 
  • 3 Important Mindsets to Have the Best Day, Every Day!

    3 Important Mindsets to Have the Best Day, Every Day!

    We wrote this post first for the new beginnings and need for contemplation that comes with a new year. However, with times and stations more fluid than ever, it feels meaningful to make these practices part of our every day as we seek to be more present and contented.
  • Our Favorite Skin-Boosting Breakfasts

    Our Favorite Skin-Boosting Breakfasts

    We’re huge fans of simple, wholesome breakfasts that provide a healthy source of sustained energy, in addition to the vitamins and nutrients your body needs to maintain clear, ageless skin. Here are some of the Uma team’s top picks.
  • 3 Kapha-Balancing Recipes to Keep You In Great Winter Health

    3 Kapha-Balancing Recipes to Keep You In Great Winter Health

    As Kapha season surrounds us with elements of stability, but also a hint of stagnation if the Kapha is vitiated, diet comes to the fore as we aim to remain balanced, warm and vibrant through this season of slowdown leading to new beginnings in the spring. In keeping with Ayurvedic guidance on eating seasonally, fresh and to balance the influence of the prevailing seasonal dosha - we...
  • Ayurvedic Lifestyle, Exercise & Diet Guidelines for Winter

    Ayurvedic Lifestyle, Exercise & Diet Guidelines for Winter

    According to Ayurvedic principles, winter is the season of kapha and specific guidelines should be followed to obtain a balance of the doshas and maintain one’s overall health. Adopting the following kapha-pacifying regimen into your lifestyle will help maintain balance and harmony during this season.
  • 5 Steps for the Ultimate Mind-Body Cleanse

    5 Steps for the Ultimate Mind-Body Cleanse

    A truly transformative cleanse goes beyond our physical needs. Ayurveda believes that fatigue or feelings of heaviness can actually manifest into a plethora of physical ailments: constipation, indigestion, gas, diarrhea, bad breath, body stiffness, even mental confusion! With our mental state so closely linked to physical changes, a cleanse that rejuvenates all-around must go beyond the body, and help balance and cleanse from the...
  • How to Mindfully Manage Holiday Stress

    How to Mindfully Manage Holiday Stress

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year… and somehow, one of the most stressful. One of the best ways to tackle the holidays is with mindfulness. Being mindful means being aware in each and every moment and not fixating on the things we cannot control. What better time of year to test this idea than during the holidays?
  • 5 Natural Ways to Combat Irritability

    5 Natural Ways to Combat Irritability

    Modern life ("Covid" life, in particular) is packed to capacity with busy days and busy nights – leaving us precious little time to relax and de-stress. If you find your days getting more stressful, and your mood suffering as a result, it may be time to recalibrate with these easy ways to combat irritability.
  • 9 Crazy & Amazing Ways to Use Turmeric for Skincare!

    9 Crazy & Amazing Ways to Use Turmeric for Skincare!

    From potent anti-inflammatory properties (thanks to an ingredient called curmurin), to dramatically boosting antioxidant properties in the body (turmeric is very effective at neutralizing free radicals and is believed to multiply the action of the body's own antioxidant enzymes), this miracle spice should become the go-to ingredient in your DIY beauty arsenal. 
  • 8 Effective Ways to Stop Belly Bloating

    8 Effective Ways to Stop Belly Bloating

    UMA Wellness Experts catalog key Ayurvedic tips on what to eat, how to eat and when to eat - to break down foods effectively for minimal bloating!
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