Author: Dr Ranjeet Singh
Anger and hostility are signs of aggravated Pitta in the nervous system. Pitta is necessary for right understanding and judgement, but when it gets disturbed or out of balance, it creates misunderstanding and wrong judgement, leading to anger and hostility . Our main aim is to bring the pitta back to its normal situational function.
Here are several simple home remedies to cool down that hot pita and keep tempers under control.
Perhaps most important, a person who becomes angry easily or often should follow the Pitta- pacifying diet specially avoiding hot, spicy and fermented foods, citrus fruits and sour fruit and avoid alcohol and drinks with caffeine.
It’s also not recommended for people with a pitta body type to take steam baths, to get overheated from exercise or sports or to be in too much direct sun. In other words; keep cool.
Rub some Bhringraj oil or Coconut oil on your scalp and on the soles of the feet, that will help to bring down the excess Pitta. You can do this every night before getting in bed to regularly moderate Pitta.
Use Sandalwood Oil
Another simple and effective way to help balance your emotions is to place a drop of Sandalwood essential oil on the ‘third eye‘ area between your eyebrows, as well as on the throat, breastbone, navel, temples and wrist.
Drink Chamomile -Tulsi -Rose tea
Take chamomile 1 part , Tulsi (holy Basil) 1 part and Rose petal powder 2 parts. Steep half teaspoon of this mixture in one cup of hot water, cool it and then drink. You can drink it tree times in a day, after each meal.
Have a Pitta- pacifying drink
Into a cup of grape juice, add half teaspoon Cumin, half teaspoon fennel and half teaspoon Sandalwood powder. This cooling, Pitta-pacifying drink will help to settle angry feelings and other pitta symptoms causes burning in the stomach.
Dip your little finger into a jar of Brahmi ghee (or plain ghee if you haven’t made brahmi ghee) and lubricate the inside of your nostrils with small amount. Then gently inhale the ghee upward. This sends a calming message to the Brain. You will become quite tranquil, anger and hostility will dissolve like a cloud in the sky.
Do breathing Exercises
A cooling pranayam to help dissipate anger is Shitali pranayam. Make a tube of your tongue, breath deeply through your mouth down into your belly, hold the breath for a few seconds, exhale through your nose, Do about 12 repetitions a day.
Good yoga asanas for it include the Camel, Cobra, Cow, Boat, Goat and Bridge poses. Avoid the head stunt or other inverted poses such as the Plow and Shoulder stand. Do not perform the Sun- Salutation, do the Moon Salutation instead.
There is an ancient method of meditation that involves watching your every emotion come and go, without either naming it or trying to tame it. As the feelings arise, breathe deeply and exhale the emotions out