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  • How Ayurveda Promotes Sustainable Health & Wellness

    How Ayurveda Promotes Sustainable Health & Wellness

    Now more than ever, sustainability is an important global priority. As individuals, we can also do our part to make sure that our own lifestyles support sustainable practices. Fortunately, Ayurveda as a system is based on the nourishment and care of the environment at its foundation—when we keep its fundamental principles in mind, we can begin to take the proper steps toward building a...
  • How to Exercise Properly During the Summer

    How to Exercise Properly During the Summer

    Especially as we enter into the hot summer months, it’s important to exercise both in harmony with our doshas and with the seasons.  Here, we outline several Ayurvedic tips and guidelines for exercising during the summer in order to maximize our safety, health and wellbeing.
  • 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.
  • 4 Simple Tips to Pamper, Hydrate & Rejuvenate Your Hands

    4 Simple Tips to Pamper, Hydrate & Rejuvenate Your Hands

    There are a number of simple Ayurveda-informed practices that can make a big difference toward rejuvenating and caring for your hands. Combat wrinkles, dryness and more with these tips!
  • At UMA, We’re Committed to a Sustainable Future—and Here’s How

    At UMA, We’re Committed to a Sustainable Future—and Here’s How

    At UMA, we are committed to sustainability on multiple fronts, both in terms of economic vitality and the sustainability of our farming and production practices. Here’s how we have and will continue to promote a vision of sustainable beauty and wellness—in concrete terms.
  • Protect Your Skin from the Sun with Ayurveda

    Protect Your Skin from the Sun with Ayurveda

    According to Ayurveda, there are a few small, simple and natural changes that can have a big effect on mitigating free radical damage. Here’s a breakdown of some Ayurvedic tips for protecting your skin from the sun this summer.
  • Ayurvedic Tips for Combating the Negative Effects of Air Pollution

    Ayurvedic Tips for Combating the Negative Effects of Air Pollution

    While the risks of air pollution may seem scary, the negative impacts of pollution on our health are not entirely out of our hands. Ayurveda, which posits that the balance between our bodies, minds, spirits and external environments is essential to achieving health, offers a number of remedies for alleviating this imbalance between ourselves and our environments. Here, we break down a few of...
  • Ayurvedic Tips for Foot Care: Massages, Baths & More

    Ayurvedic Tips for Foot Care: Massages, Baths & More

    When we neglect our feet, we risk developing problems like calluses, fungi and soreness. Taking steps toward developing a healthy and nourishing foot care routine is essential for preventing these problems from arising in the first place. Here are several tips from Ayurveda for promoting radiant, hydrated and well-pampered feet—and for honoring the important work of these vital body parts.
  • How Ayurveda Can You Help Regulate Your Period

    How Ayurveda Can You Help Regulate Your Period

    According to Ayurveda, irregular periods don’t need to be stress-inducing. Irregular periods reflect an underlying imbalance in the body, and understanding the cause of this imbalance and how to address it can empower women to regulate their periods through natural means. By addressing the root cause of imbalances, women can not only improve the strength of their menstrual cycle, but also promote overall wellness...
  • What Does Ayurveda Tell Us About Drinking Alcohol?

    What Does Ayurveda Tell Us About Drinking Alcohol?

    While the risks of drinking on our minds and bodies are significant, this doesn’t mean that alcohol must be avoided entirely. Ayurveda largely considers alcohol to be a toxin that negatively impacts our health. However, the Ayurvedic Charaka Samhita notes that there are certain instances in which it is okay to consume a bit of alcohol—depending on our internal emotional and physical states, age, digestion, season...
  • An Ayurvedic Approach to Back Pain

    An Ayurvedic Approach to Back Pain

    However, while back pain might seem like a mysterious and insurmountable condition, Ayurveda believes that such pain is never something we should resign ourselves to—nor do we deserve to live in such a state. If we are attuned to both our internal state and our environment, we can identify sources of imbalance and institute effective lifestyle changes that can lead to long-lasting results.
  • What Is PCOS, and How Can Ayurveda Help Treat It?

    What Is PCOS, and How Can Ayurveda Help Treat It?

    While Western medicine typically recommends treatments that alter one’s hormone levels through an external source, such as birth control pills, Ayurveda offers remedies that work from within your body, training it to regain balance through natural means. Through Ayurvedic techniques, one can create a customized, holistic treatment plan, as opposed to the one-size-fits-all approach of Western medications, to make a long-term effect on the body’s ability...
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