Pitta Balancing Tips
The bliss of balance is well worth the focus required to restore balance. Here are the choices you can make to help your mind and body restore balance.
Balance rest and activity with some free time every day. Aim to complete your work with time left over to relax in beautiful surroundings with loved ones and friends
Keep your goals and ambitions in balance. Don’t expect too much too quickly. Be careful not to create unnecessary time pressure for yourself and say no to an overload of either work or social commitments
Make it a priority to not skip meals. Don't wait until you are famished to eat. Favour cooling foods like cucumbers, sweet fruits, melons and salad greens. Favour foods that are sweet, bitter and astringent
Avoid or reduce stimulants which inflame pitta heat – particularly alcohol, caffeine, and very spicy (chillies, cayenne etc), salty or sour foods like vinegar, yoghurt and hard cheeses.
Pittas have strong digestive enzymes. Normally acids and enzymes are secreted following the stomach’s circadian rhythms on a regular basis. This occurs most at noontime, in harmony with the sun being at its peak at midday. If you delay eating then the internal heat without having any food to work on, will work on your insides instead. This can promote inflammation and an overall increase in internal heat, overheating the body causing you to loose your natural sweetness.
The digestive enzymes of hydrochloric acid in the stomach and the breaking down of food by pancreatic enzymes in your intestines, is accompanied by a chemical soup that Ayruvedic medicine associates with Pitta dosha. The by-product or waste from these processes can build up in your tissues, especially in the small intestines, liver and blood. This build up can lead to Pitta problems elsewhere in the body such as inflammation of the skin, heartburn, body odour, urinary tract infections, loose bowel, and increased heat and sweating in the body. So giving the body something to eat when it needs, regularly, could save you a lot of discomfort and niggling illness in the future.
Regularly spend time in nature, in parks, forests or woods and along natural bodies of water. As moonlight is considered to have a cooling influence also walk in the moonlight. Keep plants and fresh flowers in your home and office.
Adopt meditation to benefit from a natural inner calm and resourcefulness that increases success and enjoyment in all areas of life.
Perform a daily oil massage using cooler oils such as Pitta Massage Oil, olive oil or coconut oil prior shower or bath, ideally in the morning.
Wear cooling colours and surround yourself with cooling colours such as blues, blue/greens and silver.
Aroma Therapy - Cool down with sweet and cooling aromas such as sandalwood, rose, jasmine, mint, lavender, fennel and chamomile.
If you have a specific imbalance that you need help with consider asking a question – Ask our expert, or having a personal consultation in person or via skype/phone.
The Get Balance Team
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