Pitta dosha is the principle of transformation.
A Pitta type person tends to have a medium build, and are friendly, outgoing, and expressive. They tend toward being stressed out, having high blood pressure, heart disease, and/or ulcers.
Pitta describes the functions of the fire and water elements. It has the qualities of being hot, sharp, penetrating, oily, light, spreading, and liquid. For example, we can observe pitta functioning in nature through molten lava, which has these same qualities. Pitta is our internal “lava” that digests and breaks things down, transforming one thing into something else.
Because pitta energy is responsible for all of the transformation that occurs within us, the functions of pitta includes digestion, absorption, assimilation, metabolism, regulation of body temperature, appetite, thirst, visual perception, cognition, reasoning, and understanding.
If you are experiencing any challenges in these areas, pitta is most like involved.
Signs and Symptoms of Increased Pitta:
- acute inflammation in body or joints
- red, inflamed rash, acne, cold sores
- acid reflux, gastric or peptic ulcers, heartburn
- nausea or discomfort upon missing meals
- loose stools
- uncomfortable feeling of heat in the body
- frustration, anger, irritability
- judgment, impatience, criticism, intolerance
- red, inflamed or light-sensitive eyes
- excessive perfectionist tendencies
Some of the major causes of Pitta imbalance include:
- eating too much sour or fermented food
- eating too much hot, spicy, or fried food
- prolonged fasting
- summer season
- exposure to toxins, chemicals, or allergens
Pitta-type emotions, including anger, aggression, hate, competitiveness, comparison, judgement, and criticism. All of these things, especially when they are done repeatedly over a period of time, can cause a pitta imbalance.
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