Ayurveda is the centuries-old science of natural medicine that originated in India over 5000 years ago. It is revered for its focus on synergy of the body and mind, and powerful remedies that address the root causes of physical and emotional ailments – rather than just their symptoms. Ayurveda is much more than a way to treat illness – it is a science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge) that combines powerful botanical remedies, yoga, and lifestyle modifications to treat modern afflictions as effectively as it treated them thousands of years ago.
Furthermore, Ayurveda encompasses not only science but also philosophy, whereby the whole of life’s journey is considered sacred. Ayurveda draws on a system of scientific and practical knowledge, which is rooted in the ancient belief systems about the constitution of the human body, and its close relationship with the environment it exists in. Providing guidelines on ideal daily and seasonal routines, diet, behavior and the proper use of our senses, Ayurveda reminds us that beauty and health are rooted in the balanced and dynamic integration between our environment, body, mind, and spirit.
Within the practice of Ayurveda, all matter is believed to be made up of five elements: Earth, Fire, Water, Air and Ether. They manifest in the human body as three basic principles: Vata (Ether and Air), Pitta (Fire and Water) and Kapha (Earth and Water). These three principles – vata-pitta-kapha – govern all the biological and psychological functions of the body and mind. Illnesses – of the skin, body, or mind – are created from an imbalance in these principles.
We believe that Uma creates the world’s finest Ayurvedic products available today because of our unparalleled mastery of the three most critical elements of the Ayurvedic practice: generational knowledge of Ayurvedic scripture, centuries of practical experience with Ayurvedic medicine, and access to the most pristine natural ingredients (grown and harvested entirely on our own farm). While most leverage Ayurveda for health benefits alone, our deep and nuanced expertise in this science allows us to also create powerful beauty solutions that surpass their strongest synthetic counterparts in creating lasting results.
Our goal is to help you achieve your skin and mind’s ideal state of balance. Uma products are blended with the closest attention paid to each ingredient’s interaction with different elements of the face and body. Ingredients with potent individual properties are combined to multiply the positive effects they deliver alone. Our generational expertise in Ayurveda combined with rigorous scientific testing provides us with well-researched, long-documented, and beyond-the-obvious answers to preventing and treating imbalances of the skin, body and overall inner balance.