Pitta represents fire and transformation. It drives the digestion of everything we eat, see, hear, feel. In a balanced state it can be our best friend; but imbalanced ? Look Out.
Signs of pitta imbalance are skin rashes, IBS, GERD, flashes of hot temper….
Ways to imbalance pitta: excess alcohol, recreational drugs, spicy, salty and sour foods, exercising in the heat of the day, repressing your feelings, engaging in frustrating activities, wearing tight restrictive clothes.
Ways to balance pitta: eat primarily sweet, bitter and astringent tastes, ie. plenty of greens, and whole grains and favor spices like cardamon, coriander, cilantro, and saffron.
Eat plenty of fresh juicy fruit,
infuse 2 liters of water with mint and sip throughout the day,
take a swim in a cool pool or the ocean, go surfing for exercise,
take a moonlight stroll or sit quietly and gaze at the moon in the evening before bed,
think pleasant and sweet thoughts and give thanks every day for all that is good in your life.