Uma Elements, blog

  • How to Meditate According to Your Dosha

    How to Meditate According to Your Dosha

    Meditation isn't a one-size fits all pursuit. In our quest to meditate more successfully, we have found an answer to more effective meditation - meditating according to your dosha.
  • What is Oil Pulling?

    What is Oil Pulling?

    Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic practice that involves swishing 1-2 teaspoons of oil in your mouth. People have reported having whiter teeth and healthier pink gums, even clearer skin, after incorporating an oil pulling regimen.
  • An Introduction to Kitchari (aka Kichari, Kichadi)

    An Introduction to Kitchari (aka Kichari, Kichadi)

    Kitchari is a protein-rich Indian dish that combines rice and lentils, or sometimes mung beans. Beloved by Ayurvedics, it is not only a great staple for a cleanse, it's a highly restorative, calming meal when you're a little under the weather, or perhaps just recovering from a night of excess!
  • Six Daily Detox Tips from Ayurveda

    Six Daily Detox Tips from Ayurveda

    Detoxes are so central to Ayurvedic medicine that they're the first step in any treatment you might undertake - be it for acne or depression! Here are some incredible daily detox tips that take 2 minutes or less to exercise but can have a huge impact on your beauty, wellness and general health overall.
  • Abhyanga Self-Massage: Our Favorite Ayurvedic Gift of Self-Care

    Abhyanga Self-Massage: Our Favorite Ayurvedic Gift of Self-Care

    Research has shown that Abhyanga self-massage increases your flexibility and range of motion, decreases aches & pains, improves mood and decreases stress. Importantly, self-massage is a great way to check in with your body.
  • The Ayurvedic Guide to Summer Eating

    The Ayurvedic Guide to Summer Eating

    If there ever were a season to want to feel great in your skin while staying strong against all the temptations, it's summer. We get it. And fortunately so does Ayurveda. This 5000-year system of medicine has created the perfect summer eating plan—full of ancient wisdom to keep you feeling and looking healthy.
  • 5 Ayurvedic Tips for Being In Your Best Summer Shape!

    5 Ayurvedic Tips for Being In Your Best Summer Shape!

    Ayurveda offers structured guidance and many useful tips for prepping your body for summer - from the inside out! Whether it’s making sure you’re eating the right foods, or preventing the dreaded belly bloat, Ayurveda has the tools you need to feel confident in your body this summer.
  • 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!
  • Ayurveda for Managing Sadness and Uplifting Mood

    Ayurveda for Managing Sadness and Uplifting Mood

    While depression is typically attributed to a Kapha imbalance, Pitta and Vata based depression can occur, too. Kapha depression is often characterized by a lack of energy, while Pitta manifests as agitation, and Vata as anxiety.
  • Our Favorite Face Yoga Techniques!

    Our Favorite Face Yoga Techniques!

    Yes, Yoga works just at well at facial toning and detox as it does for the rest of your body! These exercises rooted in ancient Yogic wisdom can have a major impact on the elasticity and the tone of your face—giving it that healthy, youthful look.
  • How to Fight Fatigue and Improve Focus

    How to Fight Fatigue and Improve Focus

    Within Ayurveda, energy is a function of the Kapha principle and feelings of lethargy can be attributed to an imbalance in the body’s Kapha.
  • Ayurveda Essentials: Balanced Weight, Better Immunity, and More

    Ayurveda Essentials: Balanced Weight, Better Immunity, and More

    Ayurveda can be a transformative - and beautifully simple - tool for helping you achieve your health and beauty goals. We discuss our top tips for optimal weight management, supple skin, superior sleep - and more!
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