Welcome back to our series on Ayurvedic Doshas! Last week we covered what doshas are and their significance to Ayurvedic medicine. Now we’ll begin to dive a bit deeper into each dosha, starting with Pitta. This will help you understand how to recognize when your dosha is out of balance and what you can do to bring it back to center. (If you don’t yet know your dosha, take this short test from Ayurveda expert Deepak Chopra.)
If your dominant dosha is Pitta, then you have a very fiery nature. In Ayurvedic terms, the Pitta dosha is described as hot, light, intense, sharp and acidic. We’ll touch more on these qualities and how they relate to a balanced Pitta dosha soon. It’s possible to either have physical Pitta characteristics, which means your body is Pitta dominated, or emotional Pitta characteristics, which means you have a Pitta mind. In some cases, a person can have both a Pitta mind and body.