Pitta Dosha - Pitta is the transformational force that causes things to change from one condition to another, like food becoming tissue through the digestive fire. It's the energy that controls the body's metabolic systems, including absorption, nutrition, digestion and your body's temperature. Pitta brings about a change of level or manifestation. It causes things to move up or down and brings in the new. We deal with Pitta second to make sure that we are digesting our life-experience properly.
Dosha In balance: Leads to contentment and intelligence.
Dosha Out of balance: Can cause ulcers and anger.
Characteristics of Pitta mind/body type:
Medium physique, strong, well-built
Sharp mind, good concentration powers
Assertive, self-confident, and entrepreneurial at their best
Aggressive, demanding, pushy when out of balance
Competitive, enjoy challenges
Passionate and romantic
Strong digestion, strong appetite, get irritated if they have to miss or wait for a meal
When under stress, Pittas become irritated and angry
Skin fair or reddish, often with freckles
Uncomfortable in sun or hot weather, heat makes them very tired
Perspire a lot
Good public speakers
Generally good management and leadership ability, but can become authoritarian
Subject to temper tantrums, impatience, and anger
Typical physical problems include rashes or inflammations of the skin, acne, boils, skin cancer, ulcers, heartburn, acid stomach, insomnia, dry or burning eyes.
Dosha Out of Balance:
Hostile, Enraged, Destructive
Critical of self and others
Frustrated, Willful, Reckless
Acidity, heartburn, Stomach ulcer
Fitful sleep, Disturbing dreams
Diarrhea, Food allergies
Bad breath, Sour body odor
Very sensitive to heat, Hot flashes
Weakness due to low blood sugar
Fevers, Night sweats