If you have a predominant Pitta dosha, you are expected to be passionate, and happy by nature.
But, if your body has too much of Pitta, you can be bad tempered, intolerant, and rude.
Moreover, you may develop a variety of health issues like high blood pressure, indigestion, and cardiovascular issues.
Therefore, for a Pitta imbalance, a Pita pacifying daily routine is a must. It turns down the internal heat and helps your body go back to the normal healthy state.
The daily pitta routine will help you keep your dosha balanced and let you leave a healthy life.
To help you out, we have jotted down a detailed information on the same. Go through it and try to make it a lifestyle pattern.
Pitta Pacifying Daily Routine
An ayurvedic routine may sound difficult but actually, it’s easy and comforting. Once you start with it then, only you can notice its magic.
A Pitta daily routine can’t be adopted in the full proof form from the next day itself and neither we want you to do this.
Never think of adapting all the practices mentioned below the next morning.
It is because it will stress you up. Instead, try to adopt two to three practices a week. Once you master them, move on to a few more practices the next week.
An Ayurvedic daily routine is more off practice, consistent efforts, and determination. None of the practices take more than 5-10 minutes.
So, you can easily incorporate them into your lives without any difficulty.
1. Wake Up Before 6 am
For pitta dosha getting up early is very important. Waking up before sunrise or before 6 am is good. Moreover, try to develop a consistent wake-up time.
Nevertheless, if because of unforeseen reasons, you are not able to do so you can get up a little later. However, always try to stick to the regular waking up time when possible.
If you are not well, pregnant, children, or elderly then, adjust your waking up time as per your health.
We ask you to get up at this time as this is the time to connect to nature and reach your self-consciousness. This time your mind would be clear and in the most adoptable state.
2. Eliminate Your Waste
Ayurvedic principles are very keen about this particular habit. They recommend you to pass your bowel after getting up every day.
It is because cleaning the toxins and waste from your body before eating anything is always good as it does not allow the waste to mix up with what you eat.
However, if you are not in the habit of early elimination, with time you can adapt this habit. For this, drink a glass of warm water and take Triphala powder before going to bed.
Take a teaspoon of Triphala powder and mix it in a glass of hot water. drink it daily before going to bed. Triphala is a good laxative it will soften your stools and develop an early elimination habit too.
3. Scrape Tongue
Overnight, the bacteria and toxins build up on the tongue.
Scraping your tongue will remove all the build-up, stimulate your digestive tract and the other vital organs too. It is actually a natural detoxification process.
Moreover, you will notice the coatings on your tongue each morning and you will begin to observe how the dietary choice and healthy habits are influencing your overall health.
You can buy a normal stainless steel cleaner to balance all your doshas. Don’t go for plastic or other fancy tongue cleaners.
Scrape your tongue with the cleaner 5-7 times from top to bottom. Once you finish scraping rinse your mouth with water.
4. Brushing Teeth
We know its a common practice for you. You don’t have to put extra efforts into this. Nevertheless, use a herbal or neem toothpaste. Don’t go for toothpaste with chemical preservatives as they are not good for oral health.
5. Oil Pulling
This is a traditional practice in Ayurveda to nourish and rejuvenate your teeth and gums. It keeps you free from oral bacteria and relaxes your entire jaw and neck muscles.
You can use coconut oil, olive oil, or any specific ayurvedic oil pulling oil like Daily Swish. Take a mouthful of oil and swish it for good 2 minutes. If you find it appealing you can do it for a maximum of ten minutes.
6. Massaging The Gums
Take your index finger and massage with the oil you used for oil pulling. This will increase the circulation of the tissues and muscles nearby and also strengthen your gum, jaw, and teeth.
7. Cleaning Of Nasal Passages
This one is another good practice you should follow. It aims to clear your nasal tissues, membranes, and sinuses. It also removes the build-up mucus, dirt, and dust from the nasal cavity.
You can do it two ways. First is putting lukewarm water in both the nasal cavities. Second is a more advanced method done using medical oils.
The second method is called Nasya. In this, you have to lie down with your head hanging from the edge of the bed.
Pour 2-3 drops of the medicated oil in both the nostrils and sniff it. This practice soothes the delicate nasal tissues, relieves stress, and calm down your mind and body.
8. Drink Warm Water
Sipping a glass of warm water after brushing your teeth is a good practice.
It is because it cleanses and awakens your digestive tract, hydrates up the tissue, and encourages the peristaltic movements.
This practice is especially good if you find difficulty in passing your bowels or you suffer from frequent constipation.
You can drink it before passing your bowel if you don’t have the habit of early elimination. Once you get the habit of early elimination do it after brushing your teeth.
Drinking water before brushing will let you swallow the bacteria and toxins accumulated overnight so it’s better to avoid it.
9. Meditation And Exercise
Develop a habit of meditating for a minimum of 10 minutes daily. It will release the stress and help you be happy and calm throughout the day.
Additionally, carrying out any form of physical activity is good for balancing your Pitta Dosha. It can be anything which makes your body moves and sweat. For pitta dosha, moderate kinds of physical activities are recommended.
A few of them are as follows:
- Brisk Walking: Take a brisk walk in a garden or any open area for good 20-30 minutes
- Suryanamaskar: Perform 16 sun salutations at a moderate speed along with few stretching yoga poses.
- Pranayama: It’s a breathing exercise. Do any 4-5 forms of pranayama daily along with the exercises mentioned above for balancing pitta.
10. Abhyanga (Ayurvedic Oil Massage)
Abhyanga is self-massage. It creates a feeling of self-love, passion, and self-contentment.
The practice rejuvenates your nervous system, lubricates the tissues, and aids in blood circulation throughout the body. It is good both for the physical body and the mental state.
Daily before taking a shower, massage your entire body with 1/4 cup of warm oil like organic sunflower oil, coconut oil, or Pitta pacifying oil.
11. Apply oil in your ears, head, and foot
The ears are closely related to the doshas. Lubricating them with warm sesame oil regularly will pacify your Pitta, aid in hearing, and lubricate the tissues.
This practice proves to be very good for TMJ sufferers. Put 10 drops of warm sesame oil in both the ears. Alternatively, take your pinkie finger and with that coat the entire inner area with oil
Next comes oiling your head. Oiling your head and scalp is soothing, prevents hair loss, prevent headaches, and even stop hair greying. It also calms down your mind and makes you feel refresh at the start of the day.
Last comes foot Massage. Massage your foot especially your sole in the morning with warm coconut oil. This is a grounding and nourishing practice.
Various body point on your feet are connected to organs and tissues throughout your body so oiling them will provide you with systemic health benefits.
Bathing is a very important part of the traditional Ayurvedic routine. You must be doing it daily but, there are slight differences in the Ayurvedic routine.
A warm bath is good enough you don’t need to use oil as it will remove the excess oil you applied during Abhyanga.
However, if you wish too you can use a mild soap over your body. Make sure don’t rub your body too much as it will remove all the oil.
Bathing is to clean and purify your body, give you energy, make you feel fresh and wash away all the dirt and germs if any on your body. This is extremely important and nourishing for you so, don’t miss this part.
13. Pitta Breakfast
Make a consistent time for your breakfast regularly. Try to have your breakfast anywhere between 8 am to 9 am because this time is good for your Pitta Dosha.
Be mindful of what you are eating, opt for Pitta-pacifying foods only. Your breakfast should be nourishing, grounding, stabilizing, and according to the season.
14. Work Time
Maintain a consistent work schedule. This is not possible for everyone but, whenever possible you should do it. Never overextend yourself.
We understand sometimes there are situations where you have to work a bit more. But, be careful don’t make overextending a habit.
Over time is not good for your health. It makes your body tired, lack of energy, and give you stress. Therefore, maintain a pace. Work as per your body limits, if your body is not permitting you don’t push yourself way too much.
For pitta dosha, the best working time is from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm. Moreover, make sure to maintain the time. Don’t go for before or beyond it.
Your lunch is the heaviest meal of the day. You should have your lunch before 2 pm.
In our pitta pacifying diet, there are quite a few options you can choose anyone from them or prepare your own as per Pitta pacifying diet principles.
Whatever you eat during your lunch get digested quickly. So, always have good nourishing lunch.
It is the time that you should spend with your family and friends. During this time relax and pamper your body. It is extremely important for a healthy well-being.
Make a habit of relaxing every evening. if you wish too you can meditate to calm down your mind and soul.
This is the lightest meal of the day. It should be smaller than lunch. You can even have a smaller portion of lunch for your dinner if you don’t wish to cook. Your dinner meal plan should be as per the pitta pacifying food.
Always have your dinner before 3 hours of your sleeping time. It is always good to finish it by 7.30 pm for Pitta Dosha. It lets your body digest the food before you go to bed.
18. Before Bedtime Rituals
These rituals or practices aims to give you a good night sleep. They include washing your face, massaging your foot and scalp, brushing your teeth, and having the natural herbs. You should do all of them before going to bed.
For natural herbs, the best source is Triphala powder. Mix 1 teaspoon of Triphala powder in a glass of water and drink it as it is.
Alternatively, you can also take 2 capsules of Triphala tablet before going to bed. The Triphala contain three nourishing fruits which purify your blood and help you stay away from various health ailments.
19. Go To Sleep
Your sleep time should be between 9-10 pm. Clean your bed before going to sleep, open your room window for ventilation, and if possible keep the night lamp on.
If you are someone with a habit of reading a book on your bed then, you shouldn’t do so. It is because reading on bed stimulates your mind and eyes and thus may disrupt your sleep.
However, if you wish to designate a special place for reading. spend a maximum of 20 minutes on it before you go to bed. Prolonged reading hours are not good as they often hamper your quality sleep.
Pitta Ayurvedic daily routine is a healthy lifestyle that you should follow to keep your Pitta dosha balanced.
An imbalanced dosha is a mere house of diseases. So, your lifestyle should be as such that it balances your body constitution automatically.
The daily routine given above is not tough but, it will for sure require initial efforts, practice, and commitment. Adapt the daily pattern slowly and steadily in your life.
Remember to make something a habit your body needs a minimum of 21 days. Thus, you have to put efforts for the first few weeks later on it will be effortless as it would be your habit.
You can always alter or modify the routine slightly when you are unwell or held up somewhere. Lastly, make sure never stress yourself too much instead take it as a part of life or your daily day.
Think you have to do it because your body needs it. Develop an attitude of acceptance and gratitude to make this easier.