PITTA – BODY OF FIRE & WATER
A PITTA body constitution is of Fire and Water. One can relate to it as heating and cooling elements. It is easily affected by food. Dousing the Fire, or drying the Water impacts the operating system of one’s body. Being Pitta dominant I am supposed to be predisposed to strong metabolism and good digestion, but I am anything but! My-body Fire and Water are being impacted by other elements coming from what I put into my body, and the environment I am in.
Metabolism is the term that describes the chemical reactions of the body that maintains the cells and that keep the body alive. Food and lifestyle choices impact the body’s balance. Since my teenage years, I have noticed that my digestive system has not been functioning optimally. Till this day I still focus on food choices and its effects on my digestive system. One of the major food choices I have made is to stop eating cow dairy and gluten.
I also listen to my body and the signals around me more and more. Pitta people are predisposed to moderate, uninterrupted sleep. I remember the days when I could sleep well. In order to achieve this these days, I try to sleep and wake at the same time each day. I also watch the energies around me – the people I share company with, and the information that occupies my thoughts. This helps with lifestyle balance.