• 5 Ayurvedic Tips for Beautiful Summer Skin + Bonus Tips for Healthy Skin Year-Round
    • Natural Beauty
    • June 15, 2022
    5 Ayurvedic Tips for Beautiful Summer Skin + Bonus Tips for Healthy Skin Year-Round

    When it comes to summer beauty, we all want to radiate with healthy, beautiful skin. Follow these easy tips to keep pitta in check and get that Ayurveda glow, this summer and beyond.

  • Understanding the Dynamics of the Doshas in the Workplace
    • Pitta
    • March 31, 2022
    Understanding the Dynamics of the Doshas in the Workplace

    While understanding your dosha isn’t foolproof in helping you land the right job, it can give you the footing you need to set out in the right direction, and with a little more happiness and ease.

  • What the Doshas Can Teach You About Your Relationships and Love Language
    • Pitta
    • February 09, 2022
    What the Doshas Can Teach You About Your Relationships and Love Language

    When it comes to romantic relationships, the doshas play a big role, influencing what you contribute, how you show affection, and how to find harmony with your partner.

  • How to Exercise for Your Dosha
    • Pitta
    • January 21, 2022
    How to Exercise for Your Dosha

    Different people need different types of exercise. Here’s how Ayurveda can help you optimize your fitness routine and get the most out of your movement.

  • Balancing Pitta for a More Peaceful Autumn
    • Pitta
    • September 08, 2021
    Balancing Pitta for a More Peaceful Autumn

    The juncture between seasons is a tenuous time for our health. Here are a few easy things we can do to stay balanced as we head towards the bounty of fall.

  • 5 Ways to Keep Your Pitta Cool and Serene This Summer
    • Pitta
    • July 06, 2021
    5 Ways to Keep Your Pitta Cool and Serene This Summer

    Summer is a time of activity and play, but it can also leave us feeling run down if we’re not careful. Try these simple tips to keep your cool and avoid burnout.

  • A Powerful Pranayama for Keeping Cool
    • Pitta
    • July 24, 2020
    A Powerful Pranayama for Keeping Cool

    Discover sheetali pranayama, a breathing practice with a powerful cooling effect that is especially helpful during times of excess heat—like summer.

  • Cleansing Excess Pitta from the Body
    • Pitta
    • August 09, 2019
    Cleansing Excess Pitta from the Body

    Excess pitta can become reactive, settle in the tissues, and manifest as an imbalance if it overstays its welcome. Learn how to calm and soothe this dosha for balance.

  • Summertime Hibiscus Tulsi Cooler Recipe to Balance Pitta
    • Pitta
    • August 24, 2018
    Summertime Hibiscus Tulsi Cooler Recipe to Balance Pitta

    Sweet, bitter, and astringent, this hibiscus cooler is a refreshing and restorative tonic for pitta dosha and a perfect drink to enjoy on the dog days of summer.

  • How to Cool Your Pitta in 60 Seconds
    • Pitta
    • August 04, 2017
    How to Cool Your Pitta in 60 Seconds

    If you find your inner fire, impatience, frustration, or anger building within you, cucumber might be an ally to turn to.

  • Staying Cool with the Help of the Moon
    • Pitta
    • July 26, 2017
    Staying Cool with the Help of the Moon

    How can we stay cool with the help of the moon? How can we harmonize Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine energies within us no matter if we are in a male or female body? It’s as easy as understanding the energetics of the left and right nostrils.

  • How to Cultivate the Superpower of the Season: Calm
    • Pitta
    • August 25, 2016
    How to Cultivate the Superpower of the Season: Calm

    Summer is lovely, but it can also be heating to the system. If you catch yourself being frustrated and getting angry more easily than normal, perhaps it's the pitta coming up, as it is the predominant dosha of the season.

  • Pitta-Pacifying Recipe: Simple Cucumber Raita
    • Pitta
    • August 11, 2016
    Pitta-Pacifying Recipe: Simple Cucumber Raita

    One of my favorite summer recipes is this cucumber raita. My mom would make it all the time as an extra dip to have with dinner. It’s very similar to Tzatziki sauce, but with an Indian twist.

  • The Summer Six: Cool Foods for a Cool Summer
    • Pitta
    • August 05, 2016
    The Summer Six: Cool Foods for a Cool Summer

    Laura shares her favorite cooling foods to enjoy in summer! Read on to learn Laura’s top cooling picks (and a ton of recipes that use them!)

  • 12 Tips for Managing Your Pitta This Summer
    • Pitta
    • June 14, 2016
    12 Tips for Managing Your Pitta This Summer

    Summer is Pitta Season! Those with abundant pitta in their constitution may want to accommodate for the bright, hot, sunny days of summer. Here are some suggestions.

  • An Ayurvedic Perspective on Anger Management
    • Pitta
    • August 18, 2015
    An Ayurvedic Perspective on Anger Management

    Emotions are a natural part of our physical existence. Everyone expresses emotions differently. We are unique individuals with multitudes of factors determining how and why we behave the way we do. When emotions are expressed in a destructive manner, it is easy to label them as negative or a hindrance to our growth. Anger, for example, when left untamed can seem like a raw, ravenous wildfire burning up everything in its path. However, understanding emotion as simply energy that can be channeled through the body can support more creative and healthy expression.

  • Dosha Love—Pitta Style
    • Pitta
    • June 24, 2015
    Dosha Love—Pitta Style

    If your partner is fiery, sharp, passionate, and a bit of a "know it all," you've got a pitta partner. Use alchemy and a little TLC to keep them feelin' the love all summer long!

Pitta

As the dosha comprised of mostly fire with a little water, pitta is all about digestion and transformation. We have much to be thankful for when it comes to this dosha: it’s closely tied to intelligence, comprehension, and, of course, digesting everything we consume—from the food we eat to our experiences, thoughts, and feelings. This is the dosha behind our motivation, drive, metabolism, understanding, and so much more.

But when this fiery dosha goes out of balance, it can lead to a slew of issues for the whole person, physically, mentally, and emotionally—such as anger, irritability, being quick to judge and criticize, digestive issues, excess heat throughout the physiology, and skin imbalances, to name a few.

If this sounds familiar and you’re experiencing a pitta imbalance, don’t fret—Ayurveda offers ample resources to help you come back to balance. There are plenty of herbs for pitta and suggestions that can help you incorporate a pitta diet and lifestyle. Make changes in a way that feels empowering and inspiring to you. These articles are here to guide you on your journey!