Pitta: The Dosha of Light
Pitta is the principle of combustion and integration. Pitta is responsible for the absorption and assimilation of foods, thoughts, experiences and emotions, and is signified by order, logic, and reason.
A Pitta-dominant person is organized, efficient, and thrives in structured environments.
They are often good with numbers, sharp-witted, punctual, and opinionated. A pitta body is solid, muscular, and with that fiery constitution, doesn’t mind an early morning jog in the winter. But when pitta is out of balance, the heat boils over, causing rashes, heartburn, acne, anger, and harsh judgment.
Ayurveda needs quick and efficient responses: cooling foods, calming oils, and worksheets with bullet points! Compassion and a sense of humor are called for. Diet and lifestyle adjustments, along with yoga positions and other exercise regimens help to calm and cool those fiery pitta minds.