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Pitta articles

The Pitta collection is a compilation of articles about the Pitta dosha

Ayurveda: The magic of living wisely

Ayurveda is amazing. It is an ancient Indian guiding wisdom that sits at the very heart of Pukka; everything we do, everything we share, everything we are we try to imbue with the wisdom, beauty, and soul of Ayurveda – it’s a wisdom that can flow into your life also, helping you unlock your full potential and come alive.

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The Pitta Dosha

Pitta is said to be the ‘fire’ in your belly thanks to its fire-like qualities. Yet pitta is less fire and more a perfect symbiosis of fire and water, which takes charge of bodily transformations, including digestion, metabolism and generation of energy. As you might expect, pitta people tend to be fiery in both their mind and body but, with the right guidance, they can balance pitta’s hot, sharp nature and enjoy life full of vitality.

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Perfect health starts with your constitution

Ayurvedic philosophy teaches us that everything in life has a constitution; be it a person, an animal, a food, or even a place. Understanding your own personal Ayurvedic constitution – or prakriti (which literally means ‘nature’) – is the first step in learning how to embrace your potential to achieve your optimum health.

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Understanding the dosha

According to Ayurveda, doshas are the energy patterns that flow around our bodies, governing our thinking and behaviour. There are three primary doshas – vata, pitta and kapha – and we are all born with all three of them. But it’s the dominance of one or two of these doshas that defines who we are. To enjoy a balanced mind, body and spirit, so the thinking goes, our unique dosha constitution needs to be in a state of equilibrium. When it isn’t, we fall ill.

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