Exercises for Pitta Body Type

Exercises for Pitta Body Type

The Ayurveda Experience September 24, 2015

Pitta Personalities are warriors with a strong sense of competition and a desire to excel. So obviously they love to have activities that require competitive interaction with others. They are happy competing with themselves also by building on their intensity and endurance. They love to use the stop watch and other parameters for this purpose.

Pittas are muscular & athletic in their built and they do well in high endurance sports and exercises. But in their pursuit to excel Pitta personalities may overstretch their limits and get angry for not being able to win or achieve their set target. This is an indication to shift to an activity that needs endurance but is non-competitive and calming for the Fire that is in Pitta.

Exercises recommended for Pitta personalities in a balanced Prakrit state:

  • Baseball
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Rowing
  • Sprinting/ jogging
  • Fast cycling
  • Ice skating
  • Mountain climbing
  • Skipping
  • Swimming
  • Racquet sports
  • Weight lifting
  • Gymnastics
  • Skiing

Exercises/activities to calm Pitta in aggravated state

  • Yoga and yogic breathing
  • Swimming
  • Water sports
  • Slow jogging
  • Cycling
  • Horse riding
  • Shooting/ archery
  • Gymnastics
  • Dancing
  • Golf

Exercises/activities that Pitta personalities should avoid:

  • Power Yoga and Hot Yoga
  • Sauna bath
  • Exercising in afternoon and under harsh sun.
  • Power lifting.


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