EXERCISE AND TONIC
Cooling drinks foade from fresh fruit and vegetable juices are ideal tonics for the pitta constitution.
Pittas require a moderate amount of exercise, which should involve some element of vigour and challenge – jogging, team sports and some of the gentler martial arts which do not stress sudden, fierce, aggressive movements. Pitta exercise should not overstimulate the body, and any exercise should be kept in line with an average amount of effort and challenge.You should avoid going to such extremes that your pitta nature gets carried away and you end up overdoing it. So, for example, doubles tennis is much better for you than singles, swimming is better than squash, and gentle jogging is much better for you than sudden sprinting. In the end, though, it is not so much what you do but how you do it that is deemed important.
This orange and elderflower infusion, left, is a light and delicate alternative to a cordial. Cool haircuts for guys with thick hair Cordials are made by boiling all the ingredients together which is not appropriate for pitta types because of the heat required in the cooking process. In fact, a general awareness of such techniques will help you make the right decisions in all aspects of your diet Note that drinks are just as important as anything else you might have. They contribute greatly to our overall wellbeing.
1 large sweet orange 300ml/A pint spring water
2 heads fresh elderflower Fructose to taste Fresh spearmint
a Kapha types are restless, complex, interesting contradictions. You will also find that despite being quite athletic, they actually need plenty of motivation, without which they can easily become overweight. On the plus side, they are certainly highly sensitive, but in return they do need quite a lot of sensitive handling. All in ali they are thoroughly reliable, methodical people, and with that extra energy input will always stay one step ahead.
Elements: water and earth. Climate: cold and damp. Principle: cohesion.
Emotions: stubbornness,greed, jealousy, possessiveness, lethargy, reliability and methodical behaviour, kindliness, motherliness.
Systems most affected by excess kaph a: joints, lymphatics, body fluids and mucous membranes throughout the body.
Symptoms of excess kapha: congestion, bronchial/nasal discharge, sluggish digestion, nausea, slow mental responses, idleness, desire for sleep, excess weight, fluid retention, though, because they like to be reliable and available.They act like an anchor in a business because they have an innate organizing ability. Note that bright, strong, striking colours will Because kaphajndivjfjuals have a tendency towards inertia, they greatly help to reduce any excess kapha, and stimulate those need plenty of motivation. A good kick-start to the day is regular, who are feeling slow, sluggish and dull. early morning outdoor exercise, such as a brisk walk or a jog. The kapha body type is well built, with a tendency to weight problems, especially if an exercise programme is not followed to keep the kapha active and moving. Kapha people are naturally athletic but they do need motivation. They are generally very sensitive and emotional, and they do require understanding otherwise they tend to turn to food as an emotional support and stabilizer. They should always ensure that what they eat is suitable for their body type. Their hair will be thick, fine and wavy, their skin soft, smooth and sensuous, and their eyes large, trusting and attractive.
Kapha people are inclined to be slow and steady, methodical and pragmatic, with a real dislike of change.They make good managers
Kapha food should be light, dry, hot and stimulating. Always opt for cooked foods, such as hot and spicy vegetable curries, in preference to any kind of fresh salad.