Date: Sunday, May 19
Cost: Free for unlimited members, preregistration required. $10 fee for no-show/late cancel.
Ayurveda is a preventative healthcare system based in elemental principles. Summer is the season of pitta, the body's fire principle. Pitta's qualities are hot, light, mobile, sharp, and oily. Pitta governs the heat in the body and is primarily responsible for digestion, transformation, and intelligence.
Ayurveda recognizes that "like increases like." Because Pitta (fire element within) shares many of the same qualities as summer, it is more common to suffer from aggravated pitta during the summer months. As it gets hotter, pitta-type physical imbalances such as inflammations, infections, skin irritations, hyperacidity, heat rashes, and diarrhea are more common and pitta-type emotional responses like impatience, anger, and intolerance are experienced more often.
Simple adjustments in diet and lifestyle help prevent these conditions and maintain a state of balance.
Join Brittany George, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and owner of Earthbound Ayurveda, for a discussion on Ayurveda and how to stay cool in pitta season.