Have you noticed that everyone gets short tempered and more irritated as soon as the temperature goes above 80? People are impatient in lines, short with each other, and annoyed for no reason. While some people can attribute it to bad days, hormones or poor bringing up, Ayurveda explains it differently: Heat-aggravated Pitta.
Pitta is one of the Ayurvedic doshas. Hot, fiery, intense and strong, it can send emotions through the roof and create aggression, jealousy and criticism. Other signs of aggravated Pitta are impatience, heartburn, acid reflux, stomach ulcers, sensitivity to heat, lethargy, sarcasm, skin rashes, boils, acne, low blood sugar and difficulty falling asleep.
To balance fiery Pitta and to stay cool, Ayurveda recommends following several simple routines and dietary guidelines.
Daily Routines for Summer: