In these modern times, it is imperative to take a little extra time and care. Otherwise, Pitta may manifest as anger, intolerance and criticism, or physically as acidity, inflammation and sensitive natures
(PRWEB) December 28, 2012
Healing Hands Massage and Ayurvedic Spa Specialist issues helpful hints on engaging a Pitta balanced Ayurvedic Lifestyle. Ayurvedic practitioners understand that the Universe and all of its components are made up of five elements: space, air, fire, water, earth. Each element relates to one of the five human senses: speech, sight, sound, touch, taste. Ayurvedic medicine is based on the concept of tridosha, or the three doshas. Doshas are energetic forces that manifest from the five elements to support the basic functions of our mind body connection. All three doshas must work in harmony to attain well-being.
Pitta is fire and provides heat. It is also Water, which offers fluidity. United, they form the Pitta dosha, which has a warming, oily, sharp and penetrating quality and is responsible for chemical change. It controls mental activity including intelligence levels, reasoning, passion and the senses, as well as physical manifestations such as metabolism, hormonal activity, enzymatic behavior and body temperature.
In-balance, Pittas are warm, loving and content intellectuals who are articulate, courageous and bold, with focused concentration. They enjoy challenges as well as a strong digestion, a lustrous complexion and sharp wit.
Out-of-balance Pittas are irritable, impatient and demanding perfectionists. They tend to burning rashes, premature grey hair and hair loss, inflammation, sensitivity, and acidity.
Causes of Pitta imbalances can be excessive heat, over-exposure to sun, alcohol, smoking, and deadlines. Foods that are spicy, sour or salty, as well as skipping meals can produce an imbalance, as can hormonal changes.
To regain a Pitta balance, the following are suggested:
- Ingest cool foods and drinks such as coconut waters, chamomile, mint, fennel, and hibiscus teas that have been refrigerated.
- Place fresh flowers around the house.
- Bathe in the moonlight, especially in the reflected light of the full moon.
- Luxuriate in flower baths using chamomile, lavender, or bougainvillea.
- Take walks in the cool evening air.
- Engage in team sports that simultaneously promote competitiveness and cooperation.
- Engage in sports such as hiking, which are vigorous and not ego-producing.
- Meditate using colors such as blue and green.
- Use sapphire, aquamarine and azurite stones, carried on the right side of the body.
- Conduct regular liver-flushes by ingesting olive oil and fresh lemon juice
- Avoid excessive saunas, hot tubs and sunbathing.
Learn your prevalent dosha. Take a free online self-test, or call Healing Hands at 305-810-8534 to schedule an appointment or phone consultation.
Healing Hands Spa includes a licensed massage therapist, Ayurvedic practitioners, wellness coach and health mentor with more than 20 years of experience. The Spa specializes in Ayurvedic treatments and body re-education to treat pain, attain balance and achieve an optimal quality of life.
Healing Hands also offers instruction to other Ayurvedic spas, training in advanced massage techniques, and conducts wellness seminars. 305-810-8534.