How To Know If You're A Pitta Body Type

How To Know If You’re A Pitta Body Type

In Ayurveda, prakruthi (body types) are the fundamental building blocks for diagnosis, treatment and maintenance of optimal health. Once you identify your own constitution, handling stress, interacting with others and developing an unprecedented harmony in your life will become much easier. Are you a Pitta body type, Vata body type or Kapha body type?

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How To Know If You’re A Pitta Body Type

Pitta individuals typically have toned, athletic bodies, are of medium height and medium build, and tend to gain weight evenly. Pitta type skin is often yellowish or reddish, sensitive, and may be prone to freckles, rash and sunburn. They are susceptible to premature greying of the hair and baldness.

Psychologically Pitta dominant people are intellectual, competitive, courageous and success oriented. They might get angry quickly and can be really aggressive at times. Pitta people generally have high energy levels. They have alert, brilliant minds with excellent memories. They are also very responsible with decisions and organization.

When it comes to appetite, Pitta people will have strong hunger and often crave hot and spicy food. They generally have good digestive power and elimination of waste is smooth. Pitta sleep patterns are generally 6 to 8 hours at night. Pitta types are prone to disturbing dreams.

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Arya Krishna is an Ayurvedic Practitioner, educator, and speaker. She completed her Bachelors in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) from Amrita School of Ayurveda, Kerala, India. She is registered as an Ayurveda doctor (Reg No: 14664) under the Indian Medical Council. She received a Fellowship in Orthopedic Rehabilitation from Apollo group of Institutions, Hyderabad. An editor with the International Ayurvedic Medical Journal, she previously served as the associate editor of the American Ayurvedic Journal of Health. Before moving to the US in 2015, she was Resident Medical Officer (Ayurveda) in AyurVAID hospital, Bangalore and has knowledge and experience in precision and evidence-based Ayurveda. She was an Ayurveda Domain expert with Health Connect 24 – a unique platform to bring together Ayurveda, Yoga and swadeshi. She is efficient in performing all Panchakarma procedures (purification therapies) and has knowledge of Marma Therapy. Other areas of expertise include Ayurveda diet and lifestyle, women’s health, and rasayana (rejuvenation). She works for the promotion and propagation of Ayurveda by offering lectures, webinars and contributing to various journals. She is a resource person for the Council of Ayurveda Research (CAR) and is an Ayurvedic blogger with Mother Earth Living. Currently, she is residing in Danville, Pennsylvania and is listed as a BAMS doctor with AAPNA (Association of Ayurveda Practitioners of North America). She is an Ayurveda Consultant and Educational coordinator with Be Mind Body Skin, New Jersey and Subject Matter Expert at At Home with Ayurveda, UK.

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