Shruthika Kamat Ayurveda & You, Pitta, Seasonal Guides

Summer with Ayurveda: What to Eat to Feel Your Best

The sun blasts for long hours on the sizzling days of summer, and our bodies naturally swing to the thrum of nature.  Rising temperatures outside ramp up our inner fires and digestion, leaving us craving a cooling respite. Eating with Nature Ayurveda teaches us to live in harmony with Mother Nature’s seasons. We are part of the earth, after all, …

Kelly Driscoll Ayurveda & You, Doshas, Lifestyle, Pitta, Seasonal Guides

How the Elements Combine to Form Pitta and Tips for Staying Balanced

Pitta | Fire & Water Imagine summer. Warm, humid days full of sunlight, birdsong, verdant hills and forests, ripe berries, and cool breezes. Summer is Pitta in action – the season of Pitta in its ultimate expression. Intuitively, as Pitta is all about activity, action, metabolism, it makes sense – fruits and vegetables are growing, ripe for harvest, the long …

Kelly Driscoll Ayurveda & You, Pitta

Pitta in the World

Sweat pastes your shirt to your skin, you might snap any moment, can’t cool down, and are so dang hangry! Welcome to an overactive Pitta, which plagues many Americans and people around the world. Pitta, one of the doshas represented by the fire and water element, is most prominent in the heated months. Nowadays, an overactive Pitta is common even …

Alexandra Falchi Ayurveda & You, Lifestyle, Pitta, Recipes & DIY

Pitta Balancing Summer Smoothie

Summer is a time of beach trips, vacations, picnics, sundresses, longer, warmer days. According to Ayurveda, the seasons are connected to the doshas, or the mind-body types. The hot summer months are considered “pitta season.” The pitta dosha is characterized by physical heat, a fast metabolism, and strong digestion. In order to balance the fierce, fieriness of the pitta dosha …

Alexandra Falchi Ayurveda & You, Digestion, Lifestyle, Pitta, Product Articles, Seasonal Guides

The Warming Ayurvedic Diet in the Summer Months

Maintaining a Warming Diet in the Warming Months While the Ayurveda approach to diet varies with the body types – Vata, Pitta, and Kapha – one feature remains consistent: Ayurveda, as a whole, encourages consuming warming foods. Spicy turmeric lattes trump vibrant green juice and grounding kitchari and soups are advocated over cold, raw salads. Although these suggestions may sound …

Alexandra Falchi Ayurveda & You, Doshas, Pitta

Your Essential Guide To Pitta Dosha

Do you have an excellent digestion and a radiant complexion? Do you get sound sleep and have a strong sex drive? If the answer to these questions is yes, then your dominant dosha is pitta. In Ayurveda, pitta dosha governs heat, metabolism and transformation in the body. It not only controls the way we digest food but also helps maintain …

Alexandra Falchi Ayurveda & You, Lifestyle, Pitta, Seasonal Guides

How Our Bodies React to Longer Summer Days and What It Means

Sunglasses. Hats. Bikinis. Beaches. Playing outdoors. Isn’t that what summer is supposed to be all about?  Well yes, but have you ever noticed that as the summer months roll on, you are decidedly happier, more active, and there’s that extra zing to life – everything just seems better, even if a tad bit. That’s because seasonal changes can bring out …