The northern hemisphere is shifting into the season of summer or Pitta according to Ayurveda. The weather is warming and, depending on where you live, it may continue to warm – even becoming quite hot in some places. Also depending on where you live, the environment might be more humid, retaining water in the air and in the soil for plants to blossom.
Pitta is the combination of fire and water, and it is the dosha responsible for transformation. The qualities of Pitta are:
This time of year can increase a person’s intensity through both mind and body. The mind might become more irritated, judgemental and hyper focused, while the body might show signs of inflammation, water retention, acidic digestion and skin irritations.
But rest assured that we can all enjoy the passion of the Pitta season without getting too overheated by following some basic principles that help to balance out its qualities, including:
- Avoid being out for too long in the hottest part of the day (10am-2pm)
- Cool down the mind and body through lifestyle and yogic practices
- Avoid heating foods such as hot spices, ginger, peppers and onions
- Get in the water and swim!
It’s important to keep in mind that these are general guidelines and practices, and that everyone has their own individual dosha and imbalances. For more individualized support, we recommend booking a Holistic Health Assessment with us to identify your specific dosha and imbalances, and to receive a protocol regimen designed especially for you.
Over the coming months, we will continue to dive into the season and help guide you on how to thrive in Pitta via our free Digital Discovery program. If you aren’t already a Digital Discovery member join now for weekly tips and practices on how to stay cool, calm and balanced throughout the Pitta season.