Introduction to the Pitta Dosha

January 23, 2024

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What are the doshas? 

In Ayurveda, the traditional system of medicine originating in India, the doshas are three fundamental energies or principles that govern various physiological and psychological functions within the body. These doshas are believed to be derived from the five elements (earth, water, fire, air, and space) and are present in varying degrees in every individual.

 

 

The balance of these doshas is unique for each individual and is influenced by various factors such as diet, lifestyle, environment, and genetics. Ayurveda seeks to maintain or restore this balance to promote overall health and well-being. Individuals are often categorized into dosha types (Vata, Pitta, Kapha dominant) to guide personalized health practices, including diet, exercise, and daily routines. Ayurvedic practitioners use this holistic approach to address imbalances and promote harmony within the body and mind.

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Ayurveda (which literally translates to the wisdom of life) originated in India over 5000 years ago and it's ancient wisdom is still vital in today's world.

 

Understanding Pitta Dosha

  • Definition and characteristics of Pitta Dosha.
  • The role of fire and water elements in shaping
    Pitta.
  • Qualities of Pitta: hot, sharp, light, liquid, mobile, oily.
  • The role of pitta in digestion, metabolism & energy production
  • Hot, sharp, transformative, intense

Pitta Balance vs. Imbalance

  • Signs of balanced Pitta vs. imbalanced Pitta.
  • Common symptoms of Pitta imbalance: anger, irritability, inflammation, digestive issues.
  • Importance of recognizing and addressing imbalances.
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Pitta & Lifestyle

  • Discuss the factors that can increase Pitta, such as hot weather, spicy foods, stress, and overwork.
  • Ways to identify personal triggers for Pitta imbalance.
  • Tips for managing and preventing Pitta aggravation.
  • Dietary recommendations for balancing Pitta (cooling foods, hydration, avoiding spicy foods).
  • Lifestyle practices to pacify Pitta (stress management, cooling activities).
  • The role of Ayurvedic herbs and practices in restoring balance.

Yoga & Pitta Dosha

  • Yoga poses and practices beneficial for pacifying pitta.
  • Emphasizing grounding, cooling, calming. - Forward bends, back bends on belly, twists, extensions of the spine.
  • The connection between breathwork (Pranayama) and pitta balance.

Ayurvedic Remedies for Pitta Imbalances

Pitta Dosha and Mind-Body Connection

    • Explore the connection between Pitta Dosha and mental well-being.
    • Mindful practices for calming Pitta-related mental patterns.

Conclusion

  • Recap of key points discussed in the episode.
  • Encouragement for listeners to explore their own dosha balance.
  • Invitation for feedback and questions from the audience.

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I graduated from Shakti School in 2019 as an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor. I'm a 500 HR Yoga Teacher and Ayurvedic postpartum doula graduate from Inner Sun & Moon AyurDoula Program. I've specialized in pre/postpartum fitness since 2007. 

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