Do You Need To Calm Your Pitta Dosha? Here are Ayurveda Wellness Tips on How to Calm Your Fire.

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Do You Need To Calm Your Pitta Dosha? Here are Ayurveda Wellness Tips on How to Calm Your Fire.


When I think about Pitta dosha within Ayurveda wellness, Agni also comes to mind. Agni means fire in Sanskrit, and is closely related to pitta, except it has a different type of dry heat.

Pitta dosha’s vital energy primary element is fire, with a secondary element of water. The balance is similar to low humidity heat, with an energy flow hot and fluid. All of the dosha work together, however each has their own area of the human body it governs. Dosha are Ayurveda vital energy sources that make up the human constitution. For more info about Dosha and Ayurveda history read What is Ayurveda & How to Use It

Pitta dosha main place in the body is the gastrointestinal tract, the stomach and small intestines are also apart of this vital energy. Within our physical being the pitta dosha is associated with the metabolism, its fluids and our hormonal balance. The organs, plasma, etc associated with pitta are liver, spleen, gallbladder, blood, sweat, eyes, and endocrine glands

If the fire dosha is not in harmony, and there is excessive heat being stored in the body the imbalance can manifest as various illness and symptoms including:

  • Irritability, anger, and mood swings.
  • Digestion issues such as reoccurring or chronic acid reflux, gas, constipation, nausea
  • Inflammation in joints
  • Bad Breathe and body odor. 

A Pitta imbalance can also be caused by internalized stress, and unhealed traumas stored in the Root and Sacral Chakras. If unreleased the imbalance can manifest as cell irregularities such as fibroids and tumors could grow. The fire dosha also has an impact within the Solar Plexus chakra with the emotions of jealousy, anger, and “why them, not me/hater” type feelings can boil over and infest the mind. 

A few typical characteristics and qualities of pitta dominant dosha constitution are:
  • Medium / Slender build with sharp features- teeth, nose, eyes will be medium prominence
  • Strong metabolism, large appetites, high body temperatures.
  • Highly ambitious, with a very alert mind. Seeks knowledge and are intelligent.
  • Cheerful, confident, happy, and strong

There are also elements that aggravate the Pitta dosha that can add fuel to the flame, that include;

  • Eating to much red meat
  • Caffeine 
  • Hot Summers, exposure to heat
  • Alcohol
  • Fatigue
  • Overworking, Hyperactive mind
  • Exercising midday
  • Fear of failure, and repressed emotions 

It helps to know what naturally aggravates the Pitta, so that you can adjust your environment accordingly, and have a better understanding why you may not feel like your best self. 

While it is a good idea to avoid and reduce exposure to what aggravates the Pitta dosha, it is not always possible. Some ways to help balance the fire and calm your Pitta are:

  • Practicing mindful breathing techniques.
  • Clothing photosynthesis,
  • Incorporating a high veggie based diet
  • Consistency of the above changes and allowing the body to restore itself.  

Pranayama meditative breathing is very beneficial. A technique called Left Nostril Breathing can help bring calm balance to a upset Pitta. 

Here is a quick guide to this helpful mindful breathing technique:

  • Inhale thru left nostril and exhale through right.
  • Use your thumb and middle finger to close and open alternating nostrils. This breathing exercise is cooling and helps stimulate female energy. 
  • Natural Aromatherapy while mindful breathing enhances sensory connection.  

-Wearing the color blue helps the photosynthesis process.

-Sleep on your right side and getting adequate rest


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How to Practice Drishti Meditation Healing for Opening Your Third Eye Chakra

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How to Practice Drishti Meditation Healing for Opening Your Third Eye Chakra

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Feel free to listen, feel free to stare.
-Ani DiFranco

The practice of drishti is a gazing technique that develops concentration—and teaches you to see the world as it really is.

👁Drishti organizes our perceptual apparatus to recognize and overcome the limits of “normal” vision.

In Sanskrit, drishti can also mean a vision, a point of view, or intelligence and wisdom. 

🧘🏾‍♀️📍Diani Beach Mombasa Kenya 🇰🇪 Practicing the art of acknowledging our ancestors over my shoulders to the right and to the left.  Grounded and staring inward when my eyes are looking outwards. Seeing the world how it really is thru a divine eye.

Shown in the picture above, I am practicing Drishti stare meditation with my palms open and up to receive and welcome positive energy flow. 

Read this easy guide to practicing Drishti Gaze Meditation

Gaze over your shoulder to acknowledge the ancestors of the father and seek guidance, strength, and love. 

Gaze over your opposite shoulder to acknowledge the ancestors of the mother and seek guidance, strength, and love. 

Place your hands on the earth palms open. Ground and connect with Mother Earth to acknowledge, welcome, and receive her powers and energy flow. 

Practice staring outward with staring at a focal point, keep your my eyes while mindfully breathing. Slightly tile your head upward to the heavens allow your third eye to open stare inward. Place your hands in your lap facing down channeling universal energy and Prana flow completely connecting with self; mind, body, and spirit.

Practicing meditation can require building up stamina to sit still and allow your thoughts to flow, releasing those that do not serve to help your healing and empowerment. Its perfectly okay to start with practicing 2-3 minutes, and build up to 15 minutes over time. Be patient with yourself and allow time to help you build strength with this practice. 

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