• Balancing Pitta for a More Peaceful Autumn
    • Fall Recipes and Health
    • 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
    • Summer Recipes & Health
    • 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
    • Yoga, Meditation & 8 Limbs
    • 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.

  • Growing and Harvesting Amalaki (Amla)
    • Ayurvedic Herbalism
    • July 15, 2020
    Growing and Harvesting Amalaki (Amla)

    Amla is used in popular Ayurvedic formulas like triphala and chyavanprash. When and how it is harvested makes a big difference in its long-term sustainability.

  • Amalaki: Getting to Know Your Herbal Allies
    • Ayurvedic Herbalism
    • September 09, 2019
    Amalaki: Getting to Know Your Herbal Allies

    Amalaki, also known as amla, is the perfect herb to welcome into practically everyone’s daily routines. Read this article to learn how it can be a true lifelong herbal ally. 

  • 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
    • All Recipes
    • 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.

    • Ayurveda Basics
    • January 20, 2018
    Doshas in Relationship

    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 Cool Your Pitta in 60 Seconds
    • Summer Recipes & Health
    • 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
    • Yoga, Meditation & 8 Limbs
    • 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
    • Summer Recipes & Health
    • 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
    • All Recipes
    • 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
    • Summer Recipes & Health
    • 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
    • Summer Recipes & Health
    • 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
    • Health and Wellness
    • 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
    • Summer Recipes & Health
    • June 24, 2015
    Dosha Love—Pitta Style

    Use alchemy to keep your Pitta Partner feelin' the love all summer long! Do you have a fiery partner? Someone who is sharp, hot, passionate and a bit of a “know it all”? If you do not feed them on the regular they can become a “hot mess”? If you answered yes to more than one of these questions, then you have yourself a Pitta dominate playmate and this season they might need a little TLC.

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!

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