Uma Elements, blog

  • 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,...
  • 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?
  • How to Be More Sustainable this Holiday Season

    How to Be More Sustainable this Holiday Season

    We've all been guilty of getting caught up in the chaos of the holidays, but with effort and imagination, we can reduce our environmental impact this time of year. After all, conscious consumption is always in. Here are five tips to ensure you have your most spectacular sustainable holiday yet.
  • Get A Headstart On Your Personalized Wellness Routine

    Get A Headstart On Your Personalized Wellness Routine

    With the holidays and cold weather right around the corner, we thought this would be the perfect time to slow down, unwind and reset with your own wellness routine!
  • 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.
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