Pitta (fire and water elements)
Pitta dosha is responsible for metabolism, digestion, and transformation in the body. It is associated with the elements of fire and water and with qualities such as heat, sharpness, and intensity.
In balance individuals with a dominant Pitta dosha tend to have a medium build, sharp intellect and strong digestion. They are driven, focused and ambitious.
Out of balance When Pitta dosha becomes imbalanced, it can lead to a range of physical, mental, and emotional issues. Skin issues such as rashes, acne, and rosacea. Digestive issues such as acid reflux, heartburn, and diarrhoea. Emotional issues such as anger, irritability, and impatience. Inflammation in the body, including joint pain and headaches.
To balance Pitta dosha, it is essential to focus on activities and foods that promote cooling, relaxation, and nourishment. Pitta dosha benefits from cooling and hydrating foods. Eating slowly and mindfully can help improve digestion and prevent overeating. Doing calming yoga asanas such as restorative and forward bends can help cool the body and reduce stress. Taking time to rest, relax, and engage in self-care practices such as massage or a warm bath can help bring balance
By focusing on activities and foods that promote cooling, relaxation, and nourishment, you can balance your Pitta dosha and improve your health and wellbeing.