Uma Elements, blog

  • Ayurvedic Tonics, Teas & Tinctures for All Winter Protection

    Ayurvedic Tonics, Teas & Tinctures for All Winter Protection

    Ayurveda works by fortifying the body’s defenses against external threats, thus keeping away ailments. Within Ayurveda, it is believed that cough and cold – as all disease and bodily discomfort - are brought about by an imbalance of the three doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha). The treatment objective is pacification of the doshas through the utilization of herbs and a proper diet. We share...
  • 7 Ayurvedic Herbs, Foods & Ingredients with Surprising Beauty and Health Benefits

    7 Ayurvedic Herbs, Foods & Ingredients with Surprising Beauty and Health Benefits

    Ayurvedic doctors carefully studied secret texts that very few had access to in India, so it comes as no surprise that for centuries they were the guardians of some of India’s most potent ingredients and formulas. We share some of our favorite under the radar ingredients and foods!
  • How the Taste of Your Food Can Affect Your Health & Dosha

    How the Taste of Your Food Can Affect Your Health & Dosha

    Your sense of taste can be a powerful gateway to responding to what your body might need to balance health. The quality of a food’s taste can help guide you to understand how it may impact your dosha. Ayurveda recognizes six tastes and each taste represents a combination of elements (like your dosha does).
  • Yoga for Your Dosha: Enhance Your Health & Wellness by Tailoring your Practice

    Yoga for Your Dosha: Enhance Your Health & Wellness by Tailoring your Practice

    Ayurveda helps us take our exercise and Yoga practice beyond. Providing valuable guidelines on tailoring your regimen to your dosha, Ayurveda can help us remain in doshic balance. It's worth keeping in mind that like with everything, Ayurveda promulgates balance, and does not recommend exercise regimens that can feel extreme - the emphasis is on stimulating the body, while being careful not to over...
  • Can Essential Oils Help Enhance Your Pregnancy?

    Can Essential Oils Help Enhance Your Pregnancy?

    During pregnancy, many wonder if essential oils are safe. Essential oils can actually be greatly helpful during pregnancy – from helping boost energy levels to managing anxiety, and even nausea. We cover what to choose - and what to avoid!
  • The UMA Ayurveda Podcast: Understanding Marma Points within Ayurveda with Damian Hagglund

    The UMA Ayurveda Podcast: Understanding Marma Points within Ayurveda with Damian Hagglund

    Marma therapy is a combination of pressure points and yoga asanas or postures whose function is to restore health and wellness, promote physical relief and body awareness, and improve mental acuity and longevity. Founder Shrankhla Holecek talks to Damian Hagglund, founder of Marma Mats, about this ancient Ayurvedic therapy.
  • Voices of UMA: Q&A with Rose on Ayurveda for Inner Balance and Peace

    Voices of UMA: Q&A with Rose on Ayurveda for Inner Balance and Peace

    In this Voices of UMA feature, we spoke with Rose on how Ayurveda and wellness oils have helped her find balance and harmony in her life as a woman and a mother.
  • Can Your Dosha Hold The Key to Healing Your Acne?

    Can Your Dosha Hold The Key to Healing Your Acne?

    The root of great skin starts with understanding your body - and your dosha. Turns out that blackheads, whiteheads and acne - can all manifest due to a dosha imbalance within your body. We share insight on how to understand the aggressors, and how to best balance them!
  • How Ayurveda Can Help With Your Most Pressing Concerns

    How Ayurveda Can Help With Your Most Pressing Concerns

    In conversation with Beth Doane, entrepreneur, journalist and managing partner of Main & Rose, UMA Founder Shrankhla Holecek shares her wisdom on some of the the most pressing concerns that Ayurveda has helped address for so many!
  • What Letting Go of ‘Wellness’ Talk Did for Me

    What Letting Go of ‘Wellness’ Talk Did for Me

    Stacey Lindsay is a multimedia journalist, writer, interviewer, media consultant, and speaker. At UMA, Stacey has led our editorial efforts and co-hosts the UMA Ayurveda Podcast, introducing Ayurveda in meaningful, compelling and understandable ways to our audiences. Here, she discusses her own profound journey with Ayurveda. 
  • The Ayurvedic Practice of Shirodhara and Its Multitude of Benefits

    The Ayurvedic Practice of Shirodhara and Its Multitude of Benefits

    The benefits of this ultimate relaxing Ayurvedic practice are impressively powerful—from treating insomnia to reducing anxiety, Shirodhara should be on your list of things to explore as you get deeper with self-care.
  • Episode 9: Finding Healing at the Root Level with Dr. Nisha Khanna

    Episode 9: Finding Healing at the Root Level with Dr. Nisha Khanna

    Board certified internist and Ayurvedic practitioner Dr. Nisha Khanna takes an inspirational, layered, and modern approach to medicine. In her blended practice, Nisha incorporates traditional western medicine, offering telemedicine to patients, as well as mind-body-spirit treatments plans in which she incorporates Ayurveda and other ancient modalities. She often takes a look at the physical ailments and then dives deeper by considering the emotional, mental,...
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