Uma Elements, blog

  • Nasya: The Ancient Ayurvedic Practice to Relieve Allergies, Sinus Issues & So Much More

    Nasya: The Ancient Ayurvedic Practice to Relieve Allergies, Sinus Issues & So Much More

    The ancient Ayurvedics considered the nasal passageways as portals to the brain, mind and higher consciousness. This is because it is through the nose that the vital life force flows—prana — enters the body with every breath. Nasya is the administration of herbal oil that clears congestion and lubricates the respiratory pathways to promote the assimilation of prana.
  • Self-Love & Spring Clean: Balancing Kapha

    Self-Love & Spring Clean: Balancing Kapha

    As the world slowly defrosts and we transition to Spring and beyond, our bodies start to thaw from the heaviness that is wintertime. This is Mother Nature’s cue to indicate the time for a cleanse.
  • Immunity Begins in the Mouth: We Share Our Favorite Ayurvedic Hack

    Immunity Begins in the Mouth: We Share Our Favorite Ayurvedic Hack

    With immunity being so top of mind, we share a tried and true classic immunity booster: Ayurvedic oil pulling. Also known by other names like oil swishing or swishing oil, this is an ancient practice of swishing around a little bit of warm sesame oil in your mouth for 10-20 minutes each morning and then spitting it out.
  • 5 Quick Tricks for Luscious Lips

    5 Quick Tricks for Luscious Lips

    Our lips are often quick to get dry and cracked, which can look and feel unpleasant! Here are a few simple ways to keep your lips looking smooth and healthy.
  • An Ode to Aromatherapy

    An Ode to Aromatherapy

    Oh Aromatherapy... Let Us Count The Ways We Love Thee
  • 6 Reasons Why UMA’s Approach to Anti-Aging Is Radically Different

    6 Reasons Why UMA’s Approach to Anti-Aging Is Radically Different

    At UMA, our approach to anti-aging is very different – we work with the skin’s natural processes and entirely organic ingredients to clarify, rejuvenate, and strengthen the skin from within so it is better equipped to protect itself from damage and signs of aging.
  • 5 Green Beauty Myths to Stop Believing Right Now

    5 Green Beauty Myths to Stop Believing Right Now

    Chances are you know a lot of beauty truths. For one, eating chocolate doesn’t cause acne. And antioxidants fight free-radicals. But when it comes to natural beauty, so much false information is floating around it can be hard to get to the truth. We’re here to dispel some of the biggest myths out there.
  • 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 Great Ways to Tighten and Brighten Your Eyes!

    7 Great Ways to Tighten and Brighten Your Eyes!

    Our eye area houses some of the most delicate skin on our bodies, and is often the first area to show visible signs of anxiety, illness, or sleeplessness. There are loads of eye creams on the market claiming to reduce puffiness, fine lines, and signs of fatigue - however, you may be able to achieve similar results with some of these powerful (and natural!)...
  • 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.
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