This energy controls your digestion, metabolism (how well you break down foods), and certain hormones that are linked to your appetite.
Things that can disrupt it are eating sour or spicy foods and spending too much time in the sun.
If it’s your main life force, you’re thought to be more likely to develop conditions like Crohn’s disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, and infections.
When Pitta is out of balance, too much fire has accumulated in mind, body, and environment. The result is a sense of internal and external combustion. The best way to balance excess Pitta is to bring more space and coolness into the physiology. • Spend time outside and in nature. • Favor cooling tastes – sweet, bitter, and astringent – and eat with full awareness. • Meditate twice a day to soothe the mind and relax the body. • Schedule some space in your day. • Perform a slow self-massage with soothing herbalized oil. • Wear soothing fragrances. • Favor cool colors – blue, green, and white. • Drink soothing herbal tea. • Diffuse soothing fragrances into your environment. • Engage in non-competitive physical activities. • Stay cool. • Be more playful.