Pitta is the principle of transformation.
Its qualities are hot, light, penetrating, intense, pungent, sharp and acidic.
If it were food, it would be a red hot chilli.
Pitta by Nature
According to Ayurveda, we are all made up of nature's five elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether (or Space).
These elements combine to create “doshas” or dynamic forces known as Vata, Pitta and Kapha. They are similar to body types as we understand in the West but so much more.
- Vata is the combination of Ether (or Space) and Air
- Pitta is the combination of Fire and Water
- Kapha is the combination of Earth and Water
While we each have all of the doshas within us, we tend to have one or two that dominate our constitution creating our unique mind-body type. For example; Pitta; Pitta-Vata or Pitta-Kapha.
In Ayurveda, Pitta is the principle of transformation. Its qualities are hot, light, penetrating, intense, pungent, sharp and acidic. If it were food, it would be a red hot chilli. Think about it, they have many of the same qualities.
People with a predominance of Pitta in their nature tend to be muscular, smart, and determined. They are usually of medium size and can gain or lose weight at will. Anyone with bright red hair and a florid face tends to have a good deal of Pitta, as does anyone who is highly ambitious, sharp-witted, outspoken, bold, argumentative or jealous.
Their innate tendency is to be orderly and manage their energies, money and actions efficiently.
In balance, Pitta types are passionate, bright, warm, precise, courageous, discriminating, good decision-makers and leaders.
Out of Balance, Pitta types tend towards anger, irritability, being excessively critical or harsh, judgmental, aggressive or intimidating.
Tips to balance your Pitta
Here are some tips to help balance your Pitta:
- Favour sweet, bitter and astringent tastes
- Eat cooler foods and liquids – Pittas have a stronger digestive fire and can digest heavier meals and raw foods
- Create a grounding, consistent routine so you don’t get carried away in the ethers
- Avoid coffee, alcohol, spicy, acidic and salty foods
- Practice moderate exercise and movement that is more self reflective and soothing
- Meditate to cultivate calm and inner harmony
- Try our Pitta Balancing Tea
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