The Nourished Nervous System Podcast

Episode 8 - Oh Pitta, Your'e Hot!

Hosted by Kristen Timchak          

Show Notes


Ever feel hangry?  That’s Pitta.  Acne and spreading rashes?  That’s Pitta.  Feel irritable and angry in hot weather?  Also Pitta.  

Pitta Dosha is a combination of the Fire and Water elements.  Fire is transformational,  it literally changes things.  A tree into ash, water into steam.  When we are going through a challenging or life changing experience,  we sometimes say we are “stepping into the fire”.   Without this fire, things would always stay the same and remain stuck.   If we didn’t have Pitta Dosha in our bodies, we wouldn’t be able to transform our food into usable components or transform our sensory impressions into thoughts, emotions or sensations. 

In this episode:

  • What is Pitta Dosha
  • What does Pitta look like in the macrocosm of the world and the microcosm of our bodies
  • What does healthy and unhealthy Pitta look like
  • Pitta times of day, time of year and time of life
  • Qualities of the Pitta predominant person
  • How to balance Pitta


Other Resources:  


Lad, V., M.A.Sc (2002). Textbook of Ayurveda, Fundamental Principles (1st ed.). The Ayurvedic Press.

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