Author: Linda Sinden Date Posted:19 February 2018
No matter where you live in the world when your climate moves to a warm cycle then the elements of fire and a little water increase both within you and outside in the world too. Ayurvedically this is known to be Pitta Season where heat increases. If heat increases within you uncomfortably then signs of Pitta imbalance come about. Common signs of Pitta imbalance are:
- Blood-shot eyes and poor vision
- Skin rashes and acne
- Loose bowel motions
- Being overly focused on perfection
- Demanding workaholic tendencies
- Increased appetite or over-supply of stomach acid
- Early greying and balding
- Easily angered, or fits of impatience and temper
For those who are naturally Pitta types this time can be the most demanding time of the year.
As heat increases the organs associated with Pitta dosha in your body become challenged. The liver, spleen and duodenum can become overloaded as they work tirelessly to digest your food, optimise nourishment and keep your blood pure.
When excess heat moves into the blood it can impact your skin, bowel motions, greying of hair and as it heats the heart increase the likelihood of impatience, frustration and fits of anger. Intense anxiety and heart palpitations can ensue. This is an innocent reflection of how heat in the body impacts the mind. Then in turn the intense emotions further increase heat and discomfort and so on..
There are a few simple yet effective behaviours you can adopt to reduce the heat and toxicity of Pitta in your bloodstream:
- Drink Pitta Tea with sips every 15-30 minutes through the day. You can take the tea room temperature or lukewarm and add a sprig of mint or spearmint and a slice of lime or lemon for a tasty tang.
- Favour a Pitta balancing diet and use Pitta Seasonal churna on your lunch and evening meals. This spice mixture provides the correct balance of 6 tastes that are traditionally used to cool and settle heat while supporting good digestion.
- Blood Purifier - Take Radiant Skin as per bottle and take 1 tablet of Neem after meals in the morning and evening.
- Cool the heart and mind with 1 heaped tsp of Pitta Rasayana a tonic for Pitta!
In addition consider adopting the following into your lifestyle:
- Adopt a regular daily routine of sleeping and eating to soothe your body and mind.
- Start the morning with inner stillness and calm to help centre you for the day - consider adopting Transcendental Meditation NZ | AUS.
- Have an oil massage using Pitta Massage Oil to help counteract the tendency for overheating
- To always eat when hungry.
- To adopt moderation in all areas of your life.
Wishing you the bliss of balance!
Linda Sinden and the Get Balance Team