In Ayurveda, Pitta Dosha refers to the transformational processes within the body. Usually, in each person, out of the three primary Doshas, i.e., Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, any one predominates. In this article, we will focus on the Pitta Dosha.
People who are predominantly of the Pitta Dosha type (Pittas) are always pushing forward, expanding, and growing. Decisive, funny, cooperative, and confident, Pittas can often be seen at the head of the pack, encouraging the ones around them to rise up. If the fire within them rages out of control, however, these qualities can transform into anger, over working, and a critical dictator-like spirit.People experience the greatest bliss only when the body is in balance, and the Pittas always have a tendency to get overly involved. According to Charaka Samhita,1 the following can help Pittas stay in balance:
- Not skipping meals
- Eating sweet, bitter, and astringent foods
- Drinking cool water
- Limiting hot, spicy, fermented, salty, oily, and fried foods
- Daily massage or cool sponging to remove excess heat from the body
- Light colored and cooling clothes
- Exercising only in the cool morning or evening
- Moon-bathing instead of sun-bathing
- Spending time regularly in nature
- Listening to soft, pleasant music
If you’re a Pitta, it’s good to be fearless and confident. But make sure you don’t go out of balance and bring out your negative qualities by following these steps.
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|1.||↑||Van Loon, Gabriel. “Charaka Samhita Handbook on Ayurveda.” (2002): 137.|