Part 3: Pitta

Part 3: Pitta (November 1, 2016)

Today we continue our exploration of the Doshas with Pitta: Fire and Water.

Pitta presides over digestion (food by the body and information in the mind), metabolism, enzymes, and energy production.

Its qualities are hot, slightly oily, light, flowing, mobile, sharp, soft, smooth and clear.

Physically, Pittas are medium in size and weight. They are prone to baldness and thinning or graying of the hair. They have excellent digestion and can eat anything. Pittas usually have a warmer body temperature, sleep soundly for short periods of time, and have strong sex drives. They have lustrous complexions, perfect digestion, and strong appetites for food and information.

Emotionally they are powerful intellects with strong abilities to concentrate. They are good decision makers, good teachers, and good speakers. Pittas are precise, sharp-witted, direct, and outspoken.

Pittas are prone to suffer from skin rashes, burning sensations, ulcers, excessive body heat, heartburn, indigestion, can become short-tempered and argumentative.

When something goes wrong, Pitta individuals often ask “what did YOU do wrong?” (very opposite of Vatas who ask “what did I do wrong?”) 

William Adriance