Cooling cucumber coconut bowl

More Ayurveda in the kitchen with Irina Verwer. Try this cooling dish especially for balancing pitta dosha.

ayurveda foods for pitta dosha

Pitta dosha is a fiery dosha! If you know or suspect your dominant dosha is pitta, this recipe will help you cool down.

About Pitta dosha

People with lots of pitta in them can have freckles, red hair, or a skin with impurities such as pimples. Inflammation in the body is also a pitta thing. They often feel warm or sweaty and tend to cross their own and others boundaries. They can be competitive and crave a strong vinyasa practice, although this usually just turns up the heat even more. If that happens, pittas can be aggressive, easily irritated and dominant.
People with pitta as their main dosha also love structure and making lists. Because of all this fire, they are the best planners, organizers and leaders. 

Pitta dosha on the yoga mat

To bring balance to pitta dosha, a cooling yoga practice is best. Also, it’s best to eat a diet that helps to lower pitta:

Recommended diet for Pitta dosha

Don’t eat hot, spicy and salty foods. Do eat cooling, dry and a few heavy foods. No oily foods, that can aggravate this dosha.
Grapes, blueberries, broccoli, cucumbers, zucchini, lettuce, pak choi, grains, beans, basil, oregano, turmeric, coriander & mint are great for this dosha. 

So this lovely pitta reducing dish is for you!

Cooling Cucumber Coconut Bowl

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  • 1 pak choi
  • dash of tamari (wheat free soy sauce)
  • 1 block of tempeh
  • ½ cucumber
  • fresh coriander
  • rice or buckwheat noodles
  • fresh mint
  • coconut flakes
  • coconut milk

Watch Irina make this

Class: Pitta balancing noodle bowl with Irina Verwer

You can watch the video for instructions and more about pitta dosha. Please let me know how you like it and any variations you’ve tried. The class is available for all subscribers to EkhartYoga.

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Irina VerwerIrina Verwer is a yoga teacher, Somatic therapist, intimacy coach, Ayurvedic practitioner, vegan chef and writer of two yogic cookbooks. Very grateful for and inspired by all of her teachers, Irina has created a unique style of teaching that is both intense and gentle.