Avoid these 10 Mistakes for Pitta Dosha

by Melissa West on September 19, 2018

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Pitta Dosha

In Ayurvedic medicine, the pitta dosha are the most athletic build and most ambitious of all the doshas. When out of balance, their ambition can turn to aggression and anger. In this video I am going to share with you the 10 mistakes that pitta dosha should avoid. This video will include lifestyle tips, advice for diet for pitta dosha including what foods pitta should avoid and what foods pitta should eat. I will also talk about the best yoga for pitta dosha including poses and types of yoga that pitta dosha should absolutely not skip.

1. Don´t do Hot Yoga Pitta dosha´s main element is fire. If you stick a pitta dosha in a hot room you are adding fire to fire. This is going to create an imbalance for pitta dosha making them more prone to impatience, temper flares, and irritability.

2. Avoid Spicy Food or don´t overdo it. So remember that part about pitta´s being all fire. If you add spicy foods to pitta´s amazing digestive fires you are asking for trouble. You may experience heart burn or acid reflux. If you do eat spicy foods you can balance it out with cooling coconut water or a mango lassi.

3. Don’t overdo it with nightshade vegetables such as tomatoes, eggplants, peppers and potatoes. These can upset pitta dosha´s fiery digestive system.

4. Don´t keep reaching for that coffee! Sorry pittas. We know you love your stimulants, but coffee is overstimulating for you and can add to an already acidic environment in your digestive system and increase symptoms of heartburn and acid reflux. You could try matcha tea which has less caffeine or a coffee alternative like dandy blend instead.

5. Don´t skip the cooling foods. Eat mint, melon, fennel, cucumber, coconut water, leafy greens, salads, raw foods, While Ayurveda recommends that most people eat cooked foods, pitta doshas have such strong digestive systems, they are the one dosha that can eat that salad and raw fruits with ease. So enjoy!

6. Avoid garlic and onion. Not only can this overstimulate your already fantastically healthy digestive system, but it can also add to your aggression, and your propensity towards anger.

7. Don´t forget to breathe. All that excess fire in pitta dosha can cause them to get hot under the collar. They can experience things like emotional outbursts but also that fire and heat rises in the body and you may also experience acne. When you find yourself getting impatient, irritable and angry, take a deep breath and give yourself a moment to cool down.

8. Don´t forget to take a break. Pittas dominant constitution types can be incredibly ambitious. They can be so focused on achieving their goals, they forget to take time to enjoy life. It can be really helpful for pittas to spend time resting by the water or sitting in the cool breeze in the shade of the woods and letting go of their ambitions.

9. Don´t skip flexibility training. Pitta dosha tends to be quite athletic and also tight in their hips. Remember to take the time for practices like yin yoga which will focus on the hips and deeper mobility of the tissues.

10. Don´t skip meals! Pitta dosha has the strongest digestive fire of all the doshas. You will regret it if you go too long between meals. Eat up pitta dosha!
If you made it all the way to the end of this video, give yourself a thumbs up and put, ¨my pitta dosha is chilled out¨ in the comments.

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Namaste, Melissa


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