Pitta Imbalance (Vikriti)


Parts 1 and 2 of the Dosha Assessment focus on identifying your dosha, or natural state of being. Part 3 focuses on determining Vikriti, which is the state of imbalance caused when one of the three doshas is excessive.

Your dominant body dosha may be Kapha for example, but the imbalance (Vikriti) that you experience may be related to another dosha (Pitta or Vata).


The following may be signs of Pitta imbalance:

  • Excess stomach acid
  • Low tolerance of others, sarcasm, argumentative
  • Feeling hot, constant thirst
  • Inflammation, rash, redness, bleeding, burning
  • Feeling frustrated, unwarranted outbursts
  • Difficulty winding down from work, projects
  • Irritability, overly critical

Ayurvedic medicine recommends the rule of opposites for maintaining balance among energies. Because pitta is characterized by transformation, fire within the body, and moisture, techniques such as applying cool, gentle, and relaxing properties may assist in balancing the aggravated pitta dosha. Pitta may be vitiated due to irritability, excessive heat, oily/heavy diet, or intolerance.

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