Our pitta dosha is the fiery little devil we see in others sometimes. Yes, we all have this little hot head inside of us!
Pitta is the unusual combination of the water and fire that translates as “I digest, I transform, I percieve.”
The main attributes of pitta are spreading of heat, penetrating focus, and TBH, sometimes a bit smelly (because of the oil and heat mixing in the body). 😅
Make sure you thank your lucky stars for the other doshas that reside alongside your pitta i.e., vata dosha and kapha dosha. Without these two opposite elements to help balance out the tremendous heat of our pitta dosha… well, we would be living in molten lava. All. The. Time. 💥 And wouldn’t that just be a nightmare!
The more we understand what each Ayurveda dosha rules, the easier it is to seek out balance.
Or better yet, do as Ayurveda intends, prevent imbalance and live a happy, healthy, fruitful life. 🤸🏼♀️
Our pitta dosha, like I already said, deals with the complicated processes of transforming and digesting all nourishment to to then help assimilate it into the dhatu/cells of the body. Pitta does most of its work in the centre of the body, especially in the small intestine and duodenum.
Pitta’s are the brains of the business side of things. Pitta minds grasp ideas sharply and are super fast to voice the pitfalls and highlights. Can you see how this fire of digestion also awakens our intelligence and perception?
Pitta shows up in daily conversations just like the other two doshas. 🗣
The next time you hear a phrase pointing out heat, smell or acid reflux you will think…AH! That pitta is high! (Underlined words show pitta is here.)
🌟 I saw someone with red hair and piercing green eyes. She was so beautiful, but when I talked to her, she was very fiery! I wasnt sure how to take it, she had a real quick fuse and was a bit rude. But to be fair, she was direct and to the point. I guess that her nature was a bit off today, so I am going to let it go.
🦋It is true, when we are a pitta body mind type, we have striking features. Our pitta dosha makes all things colourful. Pitta green eyes, red hair, colourful food…all pitta dominant.
The behaviours of Pitta are from a sharp mind, and that often equates to rough edged qualities. Sometimes they criticise just because they can, and often they are right! But they tend to do so without discernment.
Pitta types need to heal their wounds or they wound others. Pittas need to practice forms of appreciation and gratitude to balance their penetrating mind and outlook. (To prevent confusion, blue eyes, is lack of colour and related to kapha dosha.)
If you see yourself in this pitta imbalance, it can be good to contact an Ayurveda therapist. You will learn postures of Yoga and Ayurveda diet and lifestyle to reduce excess fiesty pitta and help you live in health and happiness.
🌟 I don’t feel so well, I have a problem with acid reflux and made the mistake of eating spicey food.
🦋 A pretty common problem that can become chronic quickly so contact a good natural health practitioner for guidance.
Yoga and Ayurveda with Kelly will bring you body back into a gentle rhythm. Contact Kelly at 086 1778369
Some natural remedies for relief?
A 5ml to 10ml does of room temperature Aloe very gel during or after the meal should stop the heat pronto.
Taking warm to cool mint tea can help.
The best remedy is the preventative: eating less sour, salty, oily or fermented foods.
But if you need to eat such foods, make sure to have a good quality Aloe vera gel available and room temperature so it does not create further disruption.
🌟 I had a weird skin reaction and came out in a skin rash and hives! Or worse, I get skin rashes and I cant explain them.
🦋 Try to find the source of the disturbance is the best route, whether it is a bite or some food reaction or a long term imbalance.
At the same time soothing the rash may take a few tries, but from my experience the organic bread/baking soda almost always helps. Make a paste with coconut oil or coconut water, place directly on the skin. Or plain coconut oil directly on the skin could soothe the area until you work out what was the cause.
Coriander leaves or basil leaves, put in a blender with a little water (1/3 of a cup). Drink the juice and use the pulp on the rash.
There are many things to try and only your skin can tell you the remedy.
A good homeopath is also a great for skin health too. If you do not know one, I do.
🌟 Hypertension is widespread through the world. This disease is the pitta dosha doubling up on itself, but involves vata too.
🦋 Contact your doctor is always the first and best step to make sure there is nothing else to be concerned with. Ayurveda can help reduce the source of the problem through simple practices that enhance your life. Using Yoga practice and meditations for your dosha or body mind type, you would notice a difference in your health within two weeks.
Pitta Meditation is the ideal resource for the penetrating mind. The self inquiry takes the heat off needing to do something, and helps Pitta just Be.
Try a little meditation, see what you think. I teach meditation weekdays in a Facebook group. Just join the group once you go to my Facebook page Yoga and Ayurveda Living, click here!
And with so much there, and still so much more could be covered…but not for today. There are just a few ideas that burst their way into my mind. Let me know if they help. Let me know if they didn’t, I am here to help and I am always learning, Ayurveda is Living medicine, ever changing just like us.
You can contact me through WhatsApp 086 1778369 finding your natural rhythm often needs a little bit of care and encouragement, and I can do that for you.
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“Building awareness is the greatest healer of all.”
Any typos spotted, feel free to contact me so I can amend. x
© Kelly Marie Mills 10 June, 2020