Uma Elements, blog

  • An Ode to Aromatherapy

    An Ode to Aromatherapy

    Oh Aromatherapy... Let Us Count The Ways We Love Thee
  • 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.
  • 7 Ways to Use UMA’s Pure Calm

    7 Ways to Use UMA’s Pure Calm

    UMA's Pure Calm is the distillation of powerfully soothing botanicals and ancient Ayurvedic wisdom – as well as distant memories of an era when life moved at a slower, more tranquil, pace. Our Pure Calm has been one of our best selling Wellness Oils and a crowd favorite at the UMA HQ, and we wanted to share with you our top 7 ways to use...
  • 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.
  • Why You Need to Be Putting Ghee On Your Body

    Why You Need to Be Putting Ghee On Your Body

    It may be a rather unexpected ingredient to be slathering on the skin, but not according to Ayurvedic standards. Ghee, which is made from clarified butter, has long been touted as a beauty star. 
  • 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...
  • 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."
  • 4 New Books to Help You Honor Stillness, Evoke Your Passion, and Take a Moment to Yourself

    4 New Books to Help You Honor Stillness, Evoke Your Passion, and Take a Moment to Yourself

    One of the most challenging pursuits of modern life is finding a moment of repose. Nearly everything around us—cell phones, email, streaming services, advertisements—takes hold of our attention with a ferocious grip. It's a harsh reality that leaves us depleted and anxious—and robs us of important time to reflect and relax, two things that Ayurveda holds paramount for the health of the mind, body,...
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