Here on the East Coast, pitta season is brightly emerging with long days of (mostly) sunshine, increased temperatures and the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables in our local green markets – yum!
Pitta dosha is made up of fire and water elements and its primary focus is that of transformation.
Fire and also some water are needed for transformation. Imagine a seed. When it is first sewn it needs warmth (heat/fire) and water to begin its transformation. Once the sprout starts to break through the seed, it needs light (sun/fire) for photosynthesis and growth. Voila! Pitta transformation is all around us everyday, especially in the summer!
Below are a few tips to help you as we fully arrive into a balanced pitta season.
216 Ayurveda “Farm”acy Tips
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Every morning start your day by gently splashing your eyes with cool water.
Think of cooling and refreshing your perception of the day ahead.
Take leisurely walks in nature (yes, the HighLine and West Side HWY count!).
At the end of the day, spray a couple of cotton balls with Organic Rose Spray, place on closed eyelids and enjoy!
On a cleaned face, massage several drops of Banyan Botanicals Neem Oil under a thin application of Teva Sunscreen.
Food + Drink
Want to drink your tea a little cooler than room temperature? No problem! Brew a batch of Organic Pitta Tea and put it in your refrigerator. Add a spoonful of Organic Rose Spread when brewing for an absolutely perfect sweetener.
Flavoring your foods (cooked or raw) with Organic Pitta Churna will have a super balancing effect on your summer digestion.
Ayurveda Digestive Chutneys are made to accompany a meal. The below cooling and refreshing pitta chutney will last a week in the refrigerator. You can use it with all prepared meals in the summer.
Pitta Pacifying Pear Cilantro Chutney
2 juicy + in-season Pears or Apples (it depends on the NYC market and weather; pears in late July/early August, apples usually start in July). Pears are more pitta pacifying in nature.
1 cup fresh Cilantro
Juice of 2 Lemons OR 2 Limes (if desired, add 2 tsp of turbanado or coconut sugar)
Peal and core fruit. Put all ingredients in food processor. Store in a mason jar in your fridge up to one week.
Curious to look deeper into Pitta season and dosha specifics (and how they combine to make up your constitution)?
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Pitta Season: Keep it Cool Yo!
Tuesday, July 14th, 7-8pm