Continuing the issue of weight loss for specific doshas...
To recap, it is a Kapha way of eating that will help us Vatas and Pittas lose weight. But since Ayurveda is not exclusively about food, we need to address the other factors that will soothe or balance our doshas in a spiritual and mental way.
Today I will outline what Ayurveda prescribes to Pittas to create mental and emotional balance.
~ aromatheraphy using essential oils with sweet, cool aromas such as honeysuckle, mint, and jasmine
~ surround yourself with fresh, cool colours, especially indigo blue
~ listen to calming music like raga between the hours of 10 am and 1 pm
~ get lots of fresh air and spend time outdoors with nature
~ every morning before your shower, give yourself a 10-minute dry massage using a silk or cotton glove
~ meditate and/or do yoga stretches everyday before lunch
~ engage in non-competitive (that includes self-competitive!) activities or sports and refrain from criticism towards yourself or others
It's important to have a Pitta-pacifying lifestyle if you are a Pitta, especially if you are following a Kapha-pacifying diet for weight loss. This is because foods that lower Kapha tend to increase Pitta, and you want to avoid emotional agitation or exacerbate physical issues like heartburn. Pitta-balancing is all about keeping a cool head and engaging in satisfying habits that promote inner calm.