Feelin’ the Heat? Time to cool your jets with some Ayurvedic wisdom.
Summer, pitta season is here. Most of my friends are feelin’ the heat. I tend to hang with Pitta peeps: Men and women who have a lot pitta in their prakruti. Pitta, Pitta-Kapha and Pitta-Vata are the combinations most affected by the coming of summer.
The p-guys and gals are beginning to teeter out of balance a bit in response to the heat of summer. Pitta season is pushing on their constitution heating things up. Oh my, clear the decks when pitta dosha goes rogue.
The force of Pitta comes from the elements of fire and water. In balance Pitta is a force for good. I hang with a Pitta crowd, because the energy and accomplishment level is fabulous. They hang with me, cause I balance them out. In balance Pitta’s make great business partners and mentors.
You can stand in awe of a motivated Pitta person and really model how to get organized and accomplish a ton. My favorite yoga and Ayurveda mentors have significant pitta in their constitutions. Totally love to see fast fiery folks in action.
Take a look to see how Pitta acts on you in your life. Here are the Gunas and how they connect to some of the characteristics you see in Pitta people. The elements and Gunas are a great way to help you identify pitta in action.
|Elements of Pitta||Gunas of Pitta||Pitta in Balance||
Pitta out of Balance
|Fire||Hot||Intelligence (clear & sharp)||Edgy (sharp)
|Water||Sharp||Passionate (hot & mobile)||Sarcastic (hot & sharp, oily)
|Light||Direct Articulate (clear,sharp & mobile)||Critical/Judgemental (hot, sharp & mobile)
|Mobile||Discerning (clear, sharp & light)||Arrogant (oily)
|Liquid||Keys into emotions (Mobile, liquid & light)||Demands the Center of Attention (Hot, Sharp, Clear & Oily)
|Clear||Vibrant voice (clear, light & mobile)
Doshas shape our bodies, minds and spirits. Think about pitta dosha as a force. In summer the force of pitta in you and in the season pile on top of each other. They add together to exert more influence.
For example, one guy can push a wheelbarrow just fine. Two guys can apply force and generally push the wheelbarrow faster than one guy can. So the high heat and light filled days are like the second guy pushing the wheelbarrow. When the wheelbarrow goes too fast, it gets tougher to steer. It can go out of control and spill its contents. This can happen with Pitta dosha in pitta season as well. Then Pitta in you goes out of balance.
Here are some tactics to try. Balance the elements and the gunas to put the breaks on Pitta Gone Rogue
Remember like increases like. Dosha adding together can lead towards imbalance. Once you are aware of the effects of the season on your constitution, it becomes much easier to make the subtle adjustments you need to fine tune your equilibrium.
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