In the northern hemisphere, late Spring and Summer are pitta season, bringing us more fire and heat which elevate those qualities within us. Pitta, one of the three doshas, or body-types, is comprised mainly of fire and a little water. Its qualities are sharp, hot, light, a little oily and spreading.
Ayurveda describes three doshas: vata, pitta, and kapha, and we all have all three doshas, in our constitution, it’s just a matter of degree. Dosha literally means ‘a fault’, but in balance, the doshas act as protective barriers for our organism and serve important functions in our bodies.
If you have more pitta in your nature, you’re probably:
sensitive to light
fair-skinned with a medium build
bright blue or hazel eyed with an intense gaze and a tendency towards short or farsightedness.
average build with good muscle development
experiencing early graying or a receding hairline
Additionally, you probably have
a strong appetite and don’t like to miss meals
a tendency towards loose stools
a tendency towards rashes
a strong, bright mind with a tendency towards being overly-focused, perfectionistic, and judgmental of self and others.
strong leadership capacities.
For those of us with more pitta, in our constitution, the shift into summer can cause an increase in those qualities leading to imbalances like:
irritation and anger