Pitta Season: Stay Balanced During The Summer

The weather is warming up, the sun shining down is a bit more potent than previous weeks, and you’re craving some time in the pool to cool off. Welcome to Pitta season, my friends.  

In Ayurveda, Pitta is the season of heat and is comprised of the elements fire + water (read: summer). It’s categorized as the time of intense heat, the bright sun, and long days.

Our reaction to the season depends on our personal dosha, and what season we identify with the most. Whether you are someone who is counting down the days to bask in the sun at the pool, or you would rather spend all of your free time indoors in the cool air-conditioning, there are a few things you do to thrive this summer. It’s the time of year to meditate, eat fresh watermelon, and drink cucumber coolers.

If you’re feeling overheated/overwhelmed, it’s important to find foods that are cooling and implement habits that are grounding to stay balanced. Here is my ‘go-to’ list of how to stay healthy during the PItta season.

Balancing Foods (eat more of these!) :

  • Coconut water
  • Cucumber
  • Mint
  • Berries
  • Lettuces
  • Fresh + Raw Foods
  • Salads

 

Avoid:

  • Caffeine
  • Spicy Food
  • Processed
  • Heavy + Greasy Foods

 

Balancing Pitta Habits:

  • Early workouts - rise with the sun during the summer months
  • Meditate
  • Abyhanga with coconut oil
  • Spend time in the shade outside
  • Swim in cool water
  • Rest in the afternoon when it’s especially hot