Ahhh lavender…just gazing at these cooling colors… the aroma and healing qualities of lavender arise. How do we know when pitta is aggravated? Feeling irritable, frustrated, impatient? Holding yourself to a very high standard? People with pitta in their constitution can have an underlying fear of not being perfect and feel unloved or unrecognized. This can bring about low self-esteem, a generalized feeling of not being good enough, and fear of criticism and anxiety.
Here are 3 simple things you can do to calm and cool the pitta mind.
- Sip cooling herbal teas. Organic chamomile, rose and lavender make a calming and cooling tea. Equal parts chamomile and rose and 1/2 part lavender. Steep for 10 minutes. Sip cool (not iced!) or warm.
- Enjoy rivers, lakes and oceans. Bathing, swimming and simply gazing at water has a profoundly cooling and calming effect on the mind.
- Take the pressure off. Take space to be with loving friends, express yourself through talking, writing and creating.