pitta - the leader

Your energy is governed by fire and water elements so you are naturally dominant, assertive and intelligent.

pitta mind

Pittas are focused, intelligent and intense. You are assertive, dominant and unafraid to speak your mind and can rise to any challenge. Dynamic, passionate and ambitious, you are a natural-born leader. Your strength of character and self-belief are second to none but be aware of keeping these in check or else the price you pay for your perfection can be a heavy one.

pitta lifestyle

You tend to go the extra mile and achieve perfection as well as demand that from others. Love being in the centre of attention and leading projects. Your daily routine is marked by dynamic activities, ambitious goal-setting, and a focus on achievement, coupled with an innate desire to maintain a high level of personal and professional success.

pitta body

Athletic and of medium build and weight, have radiant skin and straight fine hair. You have an excellent digestive system, a healthy appetite, strong sex drive and sleep well, in short, sharp bursts. Pitta energy governs chemical transformations related to digestion, metabolism and assimilation energy on a physical and emotional level. 

signs of pitta imbalance

An imbalance of Pitta energy can bring out cynicism, jealousy, impatience, anger and dominant nature. Physically an imbalance creates an aversion to heat, which causes sunburn, irritability and excessive perspiration. Other symptoms include rashes, peptide ulcers, heartburn, high blood pressure, stomach acid, insomnia and dry, burning, itchy skin and eyes. 

how to get back in the flow

step 1: cooling rituals

You really need to keep cool and calm by avoiding overexposure to direct sunlight and hot, spicy foods. Regular yoga practice, followed by pranayama breathing will help release negativity. Meditation, massage and gardening are ideal rituals for encouraging a loving, compassionate attitude for self and others.

what to include in your rituals


To balance the fiery nature of Pitta energy, you should embrace exercises like swimming, yoga with cooling poses, and meditative practices such as Tai Chi. Gentle walks in nature, cycling at a moderate pace can also contribute to maintaining a cool and calm equilibrium. By intertwining these activities with mindful rituals and a balanced diet, you can harmonise the intense drive with a sense of inner calm and well-being.


You may find yourself fidgeting and struggling to stay still during meditation as you’re a driven person, that is goal-oriented and full of ambition.

When it comes to practicing meditation it may be difficult for those with a pitta dosha to be doing nothing, instead you may be planning next week's meals or running through a ‘to do list’ in your head. Focus on mindful breathing, to clear the mind and remind yourself that through meditation you will find yourself becoming even more productive when your mind isn’t overwhelmed.⁠⁠


Start with a cool bath. For your daily massage apply medium pressure with precise strokes using a warm Serenity massage oil with cooling properties. Complement this with cooling breathwork and aromatherapy.

step 2: adjust your diet

Consuming drier and denser foods will counteract the oily, liquid characteristics of the Pitta dosha.  An abundance of fresh, green salads, vegetables, sweet fruits and sipping cool water and mint infusions throughout the day will help restore balance. Once in balance, you are clear in articulating your aims and desires for the good of all.

pitta balancing essentials