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Dinacharya for Pitta Mind and Body Type

Dinacharya for Pitta Mind and Body Type

By Vaidya Vishwanath June 15, 2022

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Ayurvedic science is based on the Panchamahabhuta, or the five great elements, that forms all that exists. The entire universe, including humans, are made from the five great elements: earth, water, fire, air and space. Ayurveda also says there are three biological energies called doshas that are generated from these five elements. They are called vata, pitta and kapha.

  • Vata dosha is air and space
  • Pitta dosha is fire and water
  • Kapha dosha is water and earth

We all have all three doshas and they control and monitor the functions of our mind and body. Each of us has one predominant dosha that plays an important role in our physical and mental wellbeing.

According to Ayurveda, the key to being happy and healthy throughout life is to maintain balanced doshas. The easiest path toward maintaining balanced doshas is to practice Dinacharya, a daily selfcare routine.

Characteristics of Pitta Dosha

Pitta dosha consists of two elements: fire and water. Pitta is heating, slightly oily, sharp, penetrating and fluid. It governs all mind and body transformations, like the processing of thoughts, ideas and emotions as well as all inputs from the five senses and food. It regulates the actions of the digestive system and is responsible for the process of metabolism and energy production.

Pitta people are usually described as having a well-developed physique with muscular limbs, a warm body and aggressive attitude. They like perfectionism and are well discipled to achieve goals. Their bodies run hot and sweaty and tend to have freckles, moles and a tendency toward rashes. They are known for being highly ambitious, confident, courageous and are naturally good at managing many tasks.

Pitta people should take caution because they are overly ambitious and prone to burning out their energy resources. It is important for pitta people to take time for relaxation and daily selfcare.

Not sure which dosha is predominant, take our dosha quiz.

Dinacharya for Balancing Pitta Dosha

Morning Routine

  • Everyday wake up early at least an hour before sunrise.
  • Drink 2 cups of warm water when you wake up.
  • Make a habit of eliminating bowels in the morning.
  • Brush your teeth and scrape your tongue
  • Gandusha (oil pulling) with Valiya Arimedas Tailam
  • Nasya (nasal oil drops) with Anu Oil
  • Practice yoga, breathing techniques, and meditation
  • Abhyanga (body oil massage) with pitta balancing oil - Ksheerabala Oil
  • Shiro Abhyanga (head oil massage) with pitta balancing oil – Triphaladi Hair Oil
  • Warm shower or bath using Ayurvedic Skin Care Soap
  • Take time to relax both physically and mentally
  • At sundown it is time to slow down and prepare for rest, bedtime is 10pm.

Midday Routine

  • Make healthy cooked meals that contain all six tastes (sweet, sour, salty, bitter, spicy, and astringent).
  • Avoid excess hot and spicy foods.
  • Eat until you are only 2/3 full.
  • Walk 100 steps after lunch and then rest for a few minutes.
  • Take more foods that are sweet and bitter.
  • Practice breathing deeply, avoid shallowing breathing.
  • Only drink room temperature water
  • During lunch, your entire focus should be on eating and nothing else, this ensures proper assimilation of nutrients in the body.
  • Eat slowly and avoid indulging in talking, watching television or reading.

Evening Routine

  • Practice meditation after the workday to release stress.
  • Have a light dinner with pitta balancing vegetables and lentils.
  • Have dinner early enough so there is a gap of 2-3 hours before bedtime.
  • Read, watch or listen to inspirational books before bedtime.
  • Go to bed early before 10pm.
  • Have at least 8 hours of sleep each night.
  • Practice being calm and relaxed before bedtime.

New Pitta Dinacharya Kit recommended by our Ayurvedic expert Vaidya Vishwanath.

Pitta Dinacharya Kit Includes:

  1. Valiya Arimedas Tailam
  2. Kshirabala Oil
  3. Triphaldi Oil
  4. Anu Oil
  5. Ayurvedic Skin Care Soap

If you have any questions about our new Pitta Dinacharya Kit, contact julie@kottakkal.shop.

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Kottakkal Ayurveda products and information are not intended for use in the diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevention of any disease. If you have serious, acute, or chronic health problems, please consult a trained health professional. If you are seeking the advice of a trained Ayurvedic professional, call (800) 215-9934 or email us at contact@kottakkal.shop. We will provide you with information to consult with Ayurvedic professionals. Always check with your doctor before taking herbs when pregnant or nursing.

Author

Kottakkal Support

Vaidya Vishwanath grew up in Pune, India which is hub of traditional Ayurvedic gurukul teachings, following the principles of Ayurveda as part of his culture. He has dedicated his career over the past 1 ½ decades to the science of Ayurveda.



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