Podcast: Finding Balance Using Ayurvedic Rituals & Botanicals with Uma Oils' Founder Shrankhla Holecek
Ayurveda changed my life and helped me better understand myself as a unique person with a specific constitution. Before I learned about Ayurveda I would take issues that I had with my mind and body negatively rather than understand that they need to be acknowledged and balanced accordingly. I’m so happy to dive into this week’s episode with you on this exact topic with someone I truly respect in the Ayurveda world. Uma Oils’ founder, Shrankhla Holecek, has a unique family history steeped in Ayurvedic medicine. For generations her family served as the Ayurvedic practitioners to Indian Royalty, even farming and growing the botanicals that they used in their healing. The family farm and estate is still functioning today creating some of the world’s most prestigious, rare and potent organic botanical and essential oils. They’ve been a leading supplier for companies like Tom Ford and Estee Lauder and now have moved into creating their own line of gorgeous beauty and wellness oils.
Their formulas are top secret and have over 800 years of wisdom packed into them. It’s truly an incredible experience to use these oils and I can tell you from personal use they are well worth the investment! Incredibly potent, effective, luxurious and pure, these oils are part of a larger holistic ritual that helps promote well-being. We touch on some of these beautiful rituals, her family’s legacy, the science behind botanicals and understanding your dosha. Enjoy and stay tuned for a giveaway!
1:36 Uma Oils family history as Ayurvedic physicians to Indian Royalty
5:30 The history behind Uma Oils formulas, keeping it secret, stories on ancient formulas
8:07 Doshas, Ayurveda as a lifestyle
13:04 Rituals, why rituals are important to keep balance, mind body cues and connections
16:00 The science behind botanicals, breaking down botanicals like chamomile and clove, absorbing botanicals into the bloodstream
17:55 Her favorite botanical and her family’s connection to this scent memory
20:16 Comparing western medicine to the Ayurveda approach
21:25 Her recommendations on where to go to experience Panchakarma and an Ayurvedic travel experience
24:00 Talking about anxiety and how Ayurvedic rituals can help balance the body
26:20 Her recommendations on which rituals to add into a lifestyle, breathing, pranayama, self-massage with oils etc
Thank you for listening!