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Ayurveda: Pitta dosha

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In the ancient Eastern practice of Ayurveda, people are defined by their unique blend of the three doshas - vata, pitta and kapha. This personal make-up is known as your constitution or prakriti.

It's believed that in order to achieve an optimal state of well-being and happiness, your individual mind-body type must be embraced and balanced.

Today we will look at the second dosha, pitta.

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Pitta is comprised of fire and water, and as a result, is hot, fast, sharp, liquid and sour. Pitta is responsible for the management of digestion and metabolism.

Pitta types, when balanced, are dynamic and playful, but when imbalanced, can become aggressive and irritable.

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Characteristics of pitta types include:
medium or athletic build
balanced weight
skin often irritated or red, tendency towards acne and/ or freckles
sleeps well and has a strong sexual appetite
prefers milder weather
may suffer from heartburn, fevers and/ or inflammation
enjoy midday and midnight

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To balance pitta, surround yourself with and increase exposure to that which is cool, calm and moderate. Wear thin, light clothes, and soothe yourself with cool drinks.

Eat sweet grains like basmati rice, barley and wheat, and enjoy natural sweeteners except honey. Salads and most fruit and vegetables will balance you. Milk, butter and ghee are also very beneficial, but avoid sour foods such as yoghurt and cheese. Aloe vera juice and refreshing herbal teas should be included daily.

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Reduce consumption of foods or drinks that are spicy or salty, and anything that is fermented or sour. Alcohol, coffee, tea and red meat should also be minimised wherever possible.

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Meditation is a great practice to include as a pitta type, as it will help bring awareness and stability to your fiery and ambitious nature. Regular rest will serve you well.

The natural athlete, pitta flourish under moderate exertion such as yoga, swimming and cycling. Try to avoid excessive competition, and keep exercise fun and playful.

Can you identify with elements of pitta? Would you like to know more? Let us know in the comments section.

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This was interesting. Do you have any recipes that you could recommend for vata, pitta and kapha?
Hi Naomi, glad you found it to be an interesting read! Our best recommendations for recipes would be from: Pukka Herbs, The Chopra Centre, and Anjum Anand. Hope this helps!
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