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Triyoga
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Ayurveda at Triyoga in Camden, London NW1. Consultations, Ayurvedic massage, facial massage and energy healing. Jacqui Gibbons is an experienced natural healthAyurvedic practitioner. 

Your prakriti | Pitta

Pitta people are fiery! Their strong fire element gives them drive and passion, and makes them purposeful and focused. They are loyal, reliable, sharp and funny. They like to have goals and will usually achieve them.

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PITTA PRAKRITI | PASSIONATE, FUNNY, DRIVEN, LOGICAL

Pitta people are fiery! Their strong fire element gives them drive and passion, and makes them purposeful and focused. They are loyal, reliable, sharp and funny (often sarcastic humour). They can focus, they like to have goals and will usually achieve them.

Their fire also makes them critical, impatient, snappy, and controlling. They like to be right. They have a moderate build, get hot easily, and have a strong appetite. Don't be around a Pitta if they've skipped their lunch!

Pitta people are prone to particular ailments. They can easily overwork and overexercise and burn themselves out, leading to excess heat and inflammatory conditions in the body. So they need to chill out, make time for fun and see the beauty in life and in other people (especially those who do not have their drive and action!).They need to keep cool, physically and metaphorically, and take time to smell the roses, literally.

Eating specific foods and making certain lifestyle choices can balance our elemental nature, and keep body and mind in balance. Contact me for an appointment to create your vision for a healthy new you and a personalised plan to get you there.

Piita mentality and motivation

Positive tendencies Perceptive, determined, passionate, organised, reliable, logical, articulate, good leaders, enterprising, good discipline, sharp intellect, sharp sense of humour. Desire to help people understand the nature of things. 

Negative tendencies Irritable, angry, critical, frustrated, likes to control things, overly analytical, overworks, fanatical. Anxious about their goals, and of what others think of them. Likes to be right.

Motivation Has purpose and passion, and likes to have goals and challenges.

Pitta body type and digestion

Physical Pitta people are medium height, with a moderately developed physique. The face is a moderate size and shape, with sharp contours, and warm reddish skin. The eyes are moderate, tend to redness, and their gaze is sharp (penetrating). The hands are angular with redness. Pittas might lose or gain weight but, with their determination, can fairly easily get back in balance if they put their mind to it. 

Appetite Strong, sharp. Always hungry for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Often able to digest anything and eat lots without gaining weight. Can't skip meals. Irritable if food is late.

Stools Abundant, loose, can be yellowish, smelly, tends towards diarrhoea (can go 2-3 times a day, but this is a sign that Pitta is imbalanced).

Menstruation Regular, a 28-day cycle, with flow lasting 3-5 days. Tends to a heavy flow. Possible pain beforehand, and often frustrated and irritable before flow starts.