Pitta Balancing Tips

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Your results indicate a need to balance fiery Pitta.
When balancing Pitta become aware of when you feel intense or driven and make choices that help to cool you down.

Balancing Pitta

When Pittas are balanced digestion is comfortable, body temperature normal, energy high, weight perfect, complexion is radiant,
emotions are well balanced, and their mind’s ability to plan, reason, analyze and take initiative is excellent.

Balance Pitta when you feel intense, impatient, critical of self or others, frustrated, irritable or angry, prone to overwork, experience a ravenous appetite and excess stomach acid, or are prone to hot flashes and need cooling down.

Getting Started

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.

Cooling Tips:

  1. Avoid hot water on the head and have cool to body temperature showers or baths.
  2. Use a cool compress on your forehead or back of neck if feeling overheated. Drink room temperature water rather than ice cold as it can be shocking to your body.
  3. Stay out of the noonday sun and avoid becoming sun burnt.
  4. Be careful not to overheat when exercising.
  5. Favour sweet and cooling drinks like apple juice, grape juice, and Pitta tea, Peppermint tea, Camomile tea, Liquorice tea - which can be taken comfortably warm or cooled to room temperature.
  6. Keep your bedroom just below 70 degrees when you sleep.
  7. If you are feeling emotionally intense, irritable or short fused then cool down with a walk in nature or a cool swim, a cooling tea, a meditation or laughter.
  8. At this time put off challenging or confrontational interactions until you feel more relaxed. Then see how easy it is.

Timely Help

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.

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