Highest Self Podcast 154: New Year’s Resolutions for Pittas with Sahara Rose

This is part 2 of a 3-part series on what each Dosha should be focusing on for the New Year! I dive into the lifestyle, food, exercise, self-care and habitual suggestions for each Dosha in my modern Ayurvedic approach. Be sure to listen to all parts to thoroughly understand your Dosha, those around you and recognize that we are all all three Doshas in varying amounts!

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Episode 154 – New Year’s Resolutions for Pittas with Sahara Rose

By Sahara Rose

Namaste and welcome back to the “Highest Self” podcast. A place where we discuss what makes you your soul’s highest evolvement. I just recorded a podcast episode all about new years resolutions for vatas. And at the beginning of that episode I really did a good description of what Ayurveda is, where it comes from, what it’s related to just to wrap your head around Ayurveda with the doshas, what all of this like language I’m even talking about is.

So if you haven’t listened to that episode you’re not really sure what Ayurveda is, what the doshas are, put a pause right here, go to the last episode about health resolutions for the vata dosha, and listen to the beginning part at least, and that’s going to give you a really good understanding about what Ayurveda is, what the doshas are, and what all this shit’s about.

So Ayurveda is the world’s oldest health system, sister science of yoga based off of mind-body balance. And the doshas are energy types, they’re our archetypes that we all consist of. We are all a cross between all three doshas, but in varying amounts. So you may be mostly pitta, I’m really vata, lastly kapha, or any other order, and that can change according to your diet and lifestyle. So I recommend taking my quiz over at iamsahararose.com to see what your dosha is in your mind and in your body so you can see what resolutions are best for you.

So we talked a lot about vata and what I believe new year’s resolutions should really be about, which are intentions in the last episode. So in this episode let’s dive straight into the resolution/intentions for pittas. So pitta is fire energy. It is on it. Like I just think of that hashtag #boss, like that’s pitta right there. They know what they want, they’re gonna go get it, they got that attitude, they’re just, you know, they’re on fire. They’re that person you’re just like, “Damn, you’re like a machine, you’re just crushing it.” That is pitta right there. And if you think about the fire, the fire is sharp, it’s intense, it’s powerful, it’s feisty, and that’s what pitta’s all about.

So we all have this, we all have pitta inside of us, but it may feel like the dosha that’s like the furthest away from you, but it’s still a part of you, and you can still harness it. Now people who are very pitta, they are go-getters. They’re someone who they schedule their day, they fill it up, they surprise themselves every day by how much they get done. They’re like, “Damn, I did more than like most people do in a year today.” Like they are on it, it’s that entrepreneurial energy, that just go-getter ambitious juice.

So I’m someone that I used to be very vata, like in my early 20s, and I thought I was, “Oh my god, so vata,” and that’s actually how I got into Ayurveda. And I was like, “Oh, I wish I could be pitta, I really want to be a pitta. Like I want to be able to like finish the tasks that I’m starting, how cool would that be?” Cause I wanted to write my book, and I had a clothing line, and I wanted to write poetry, and be a DJ, and like all these things, but I didn’t know what to focus on.

So I decided I was only going to write my book, and I was gonna increase my pitta. And I did that and now I would say my primary dosha is for sure pitta and I actually found out through pulse reading, Ayurvedic pulse reading, that my prakriti, my natural-born constitution is actually pitta primarily. So it’s really interesting because I always thought I was the least pitta cause I couldn’t finish the tasks I was starting, and I actually found out that that was just related to my vata imbalance and I actually was a pitta but wasn’t being true to myself by not finishing those tasks.

So it’s really interesting cause you may think you’re not a pitta right now, but you actually are a pitta, and you’re not operating like one, so making that switch can really help. So if you are very pitta you are getting a lot done and sometimes, you know, you’re not taking breaks for yourself. You can be over burning yourself out. So a pitta’s new year’s resolutions, they’re probably like, you know, really organized, and it’s like “complete e-course on online marketing. Launch online business. Profit $100,000 in Q1. Get ripped.” Like it’s super like money, fitness, like they’re not trying to like, you know, dance around some goals. They’re like, “This is what I’m going to do and I’m gonna go do it.”

So that is awesome, but also it can be really harsh, you know, and a lot of times what happens is pittas tie their self-worth with what they achieve. And because of that, they end up on this hamster wheel of achievement, achievement, achievement and not really asking themselves why. Like why does this matter? What am I gonna get out of this? And it’s really important to take that step back to move into the kapha to ask yourself, you know, what do I really want in my life? What are the things that really matter to me? What does my lifestyle want to look like? Not just what do my paycheck want to be, or how do I want to look to the outside world, or what is the thing that I’m supposed to be doing.

So that’s very, very important for people who are naturally more pitta. So if you have that pitta energy to you, you really need to be moving into the kapha, and the kapha is the earth energy. That’s essentially the sacred pause, the taking a break, the self-care, the moving a little bit more slowly, more luxuriously through life. It’s the hammock, it’s the beach, it’s the bubble bath. That’s what pittas really need more of, and it’s interesting because it’s not what’s on their resolution list.

 So if you’re very pitta, this is your year to step away from being so pitta. I know, I’m not saying give it up, but you need a little bit more fun in your life. And that’s something I realized for myself, you know, I realized that the past four years especially have been 100% about my work, about creating, about you know, bringing Ayurveda to the mainstream. I’ve literally been like head to the ground, like not even looking up, not meeting with friends, like not doing anything but pretty much focusing on my dharma the past four years.

Especially in the process of writing “Idiot’s Guide to Ayurveda,” which I would write for 14 hours a day for like a two-month period of time, that’s all I had to write the book. And then again for “Eat Feel Fresh,” which actually took more work than “Idiot’s Guide to Ayurveda” because there was so much recipe testing, so many graphic design details, and you know, these little things like that that really added up, which took me six months to do.

So this year’s my year of fun. You know, like us pittas, we take life so seriously sometimes, it’s like about our work or about our personal development. And it’s like both things are so hard, and we need a little bit more play, a little bit more fluidity. So if you are really pitta, instead of focusing your energy just on achieving goals, focus on how you want to feel. Like what actually matters to you, what are the feelings that you want to embody? Maybe that’s fun, that’s what it was for me. I feel like my highest self when I’m having fun. I feel like I’m naturally a really fun person and I’ve just sort of like, you know, thrown that side of me to the side because it wasn’t profitable, or it didn’t make sense, or whatever.

And I’m like, “No, I want to bring my funny self back into the picture because she is part of me.” So maybe it’s more fun, maybe it’s more joy, maybe it’s more peace, creativity, wellness, service, love. All of these things are such important facets of life that can’t be, you know, jotted down on a piece of paper just achieved with a certain number of hours. Like these are things that require time and space.

So if you’re very, very pitta you need to allow yourself that time to just experience this human experience, not just follow the next logical step. And it is incredible that you want to achieve so much, and it’s actually part of the reason why you’re here. People who are pitta were naturally meant to be leaders, entrepreneurs, et cetera. Like that is why you actually were born with that level of energy.

However, keep in mind that you are not more loved because of what you do. You are loved just as you are. There is no one that you need to impress—family, friends, yourself—and when we are doing things out of the subconscious desire that that’s what we need to be loved, we don’t actually feel good about doing them. And I mean this is getting really deep right now, but a lot of it really comes from our childhood. It comes from, you know, a parent being like, “Oh, did you get a good grade? Oh, good job, you got an A, high-five.” And then you learned that, oh, for me to be worthy of love I have to get these grades.

So you start achieving things to receive that love. I remember I would do that with my dad all the time. Like I felt like I didn’t know what else to say to him so I would just talk about my achievements and that allowed us to bond over something. So then I lived my whole life just chasing after achievements. So I’m in this honors class, I took this AP, I did this, I did that just so I could tell him and we could connect.So it’s so important for us to go back to these childhood wounds essentially that were formulated that have—and we all have them, no one’s immune to them—but there are these pathways that have been formulated that we need to go back into to reset, and realize that we are not more loved because of what we achieve. We are loved as we are.

And think about the time that you were born. When you were born, you know, they didn’t even meet you, you were in your mother’s womb, no one knew everything about anything about you, you didn’t even have a personality yet. But they were just so excited that you were coming. They changed their schedules, they changed their lives, they moved, they sacrificed, they even could have moved countries. They worked multiple jobs, whatever it was that was your parents’ journey to have you, they did that all just so you could be here. Not so you could get an A, or make X figure salary, or be on the cover of whatever magazine. Like that’s not why they were excited, they were just excited for you to be here.

So we need to remember that we are loved no matter what, and our presence is enough for us to be worthy. And I know pittas are like, “I have no problem with worthiness, I think I’m super cool.” But actually, like a lot of these big hotshot CEOs, entrepreneurs, et cetera—I’m not gonna name any names—but a lot of them are coming from a deep sense of unworthiness. They feel like they have to talk about how much money they made and how many achievements they got in order for other people to like them.

So take that look at yourself, and I know that this is like kind of heavy, but look at that part of yourself that’s just doing things out of this like fear of being insignificant if you don’t, and do the things that you want to do simply out of love. You can still like crush it in your business, and create abundance, and you know, get ripped, or whatever it is that you want to do, but it’s so important to do it for ourselves rather than for others.

So pittas, this is your time to balance out that fiery side of you with that more chill, that more juicy, that more grounded kapha side of you. And that will allow the space for the vata, the creative side of you to come through. So in my next book, which is an Ayurvedic entrepreneurship book I talk about how to move between the doshas, especially for business. So from the pitta we need to move into the kapha, we need to get more chill, and more grounded. And from that place, naturally, spontaneously, without even trying, we receive creative downloads. You can’t go straight into the downloads from a place of a burnout.

So another lifestyle thing for pittas is to focus on more yin activities. So pittas naturally they like to do super intense workouts. Now traditional Ayurveda would say, “Don’t do any intense workout.” Because back in the day people were farmers, they were like walking outside all day, and they were like super thin, and they needed to preserve as much energy as possible. Whereas now we’re sitting around all day and, you know, most of us, the percentage of Americans are actually overweight. So we do need physical activity, and I do think that physical like exerting yourself physically is really good for pittas because pittas have a lot of energy within them. So when they do a really hard workout, they like finally can feel relieved. Whereas if they haven’t worked out, it’s like all this pent up energy and they don’t know what to do with it.

So that’s where I kind of differ from the traditional Ayurvedic approach. The traditional Ayurvedic approach would be like, “Don’t do any intense exercise. Only do yin yoga, don’t even do a chaturanga, just like walk outside.” And I think if you’re super pitta imbalanced, like physically you’re just depleted, your adrenals are shot, you’re in such a state of stress that’s a really good idea for you to just take that time to be totally yin, peaceful, calm, inward.

But if you’re still like a functioning person, I think that doing high intense exercise can work, but you want to do it for a short duration. So, for example, like I do a class that’s like a 27-minute HIIT workout. And that’s a really good amount of time for me because it allows me to really go all out, to sweat, to get my heart level up, but it’s only 27 minutes and there’s like a class right after, so I can’t keep going. Like the pitta in me wants to keep going, but I’m actually forced to stop. So it’s a perfect amount of time because my adrenals still don’t get shot and I’m able to have that release without damaging myself.

So assess where you’re at, if you are super burnt out, do more restorative exercise, just like some simple yin yoga. You could do Pilates classes, that’s a really good restorative exercise that’s still utilizing your muscles. When I was going through my adrenal fatigue I got really bad adrenal fatigue from like all the boxing, all the spinning, staying up all night to work, like I just I got so pitta when I was writing “Idiot’s Guide for Ayurveda” that I had to not do any intense exercise for like a year, which was really hard.

Now I have been able to get back into it since the summer, but I pretty much first month only like walked and did like stretching. And then after I started to do some yoga classes, and I started to do Pilates reformer classes, and then I started to do like Pure Barre, and Barre, and then from there, now I moved into actually like HIIT classes and lifting weights. So listen to your body, notice how you feel. A lot of pittas are running on that cortisol, the stress hormone, so that’s why they’re like, “Ah, I’m an animal,” and then they’re like burnt out exhausted.

So after an exercise you should feel more energy. If you feel depleted and exhausted after an exercise, that means you trained too hard. You should not feel like you want to vomit. You should not feel like you need to collapse. That is a sign you’ve worked yourself too hard. And screw what the teacher says, the teacher could be telling you, “Go faster, go harder.” Like I am always going the slowest because I rather move slower and get my form right than to move too fast and to be doing it wrong.

And for me, cause I have the vata skeletal structure, I very easily can get injured and get off my form. So I’m lifting my weights slowly, I’m doing my lunges slowly, I’m like making sure I’m utilizing all my muscles, I’m making sure I’m tucked in, my posture’s right, my shoulder blades are connected. So focus on that, you don’t have to be the fastest, the strongest, the number one person in the class. I would stay away from anything that’s competitive. Pittas, I would stay away from the CrossFit, the Orange Theory, anything that like your score is listed on a TV and you’re racing against other people. That is not the kind of pitta energy that you want to be using.

That’s gonna make you more competitive in your life, which is gonna make you feel more angry, more jealous, more comparison syndrome, insecure. That’s not the kind of energy that we want, that’s moving into rajas, which is aggression. We want to be moving into sattva, purity, clarity. So instead you can do higher intensity exercises if your body allows you to, but do it for a shorter duration of time.

So let’s talk about food. Now pittas, now the mind and body are connected, so if you have these mental symptoms you’re probably going to have some of these physical symptoms, but not necessarily because you may have done a good job of balancing your pitta through your diet. Like for example, I don’t have any of the pitta body symptoms at all, though I have a lot of the pitta mental like signs. Not symptoms, it’s not a bad thing, but like the pitta mental traits, but I don’t have the pitta body traits, I don’t get any of those. So this may relate to you, this may not.

Now a pitta body imbalance, it looks like heartburn. You know, that’s the heart burning. If pitta is fire energy, so you’re going to experience fire in your mind and body. So fire in the digestive system is heartburn, hyper acidity. Too much acidity and that causes acid reflux, loose stools, even ulcers later on. So essentially, hyper acidity is when the stomach acid is moving up your esophagus and you’re kind of like feeling it in your throat, it’s like a metallic feeling, and that’s a sign that you’re not digesting your food well. So pitta imbalanced people tend to have a lot of that in the body, and that means your fire’s too high.

They tend to have medium sized bodies, athletic physiques, warm body temperatures, they get hot easily, they tend to have a sharp smelling sweat. If your sweat has like, like a foul smell to it, that’s pitta imbalance right there, oily skin, oily hair, acne, rosacea, redness, redness in the hair, skin, just irritations, rashes, hives, inflammation. Anything that’s sort of like, you know, your body is responding to something like a rash, it’s like a response, or acne, it’s a response, rosacea, response, inflammation. These are all signs of pitta.

If you’re noticing that, you definitely want to be balancing the pitta in your body through your diet. So that means eating cooling foods, hydrating foods. The foods that are best for you are leafy greens, you know, kale. Spinach is actually a little bit warming, so that’s not the best, but like arugula would be really good, dandelion greens, mustard greens are warming, they’re not good.

I have a list of all these in “Idiot’s Guide to Ayurveda,” and I have meal plans, grocery shopping lists, everything you need to know about how to actually implement Ayurveda into your life, mind, and body for today’s time in my “Eat Right For Your Mind Body Type” program.So once you take my dosha quiz on iamsahararose.com, it’s going to email you a free three-day mini course, and then it’s going to send you the link for that program. You can also just go on eatfeelfresh.com/guidedprogram. Eatfeelfresh.com/guidedprogram.

So you want to have the leafy greens, the bitter summer vegetables, you know, the Brussels sprouts, zucchini, broccoli, asparagus, herbs like parsley, cilantro, basil, healthy fats, avocado, coconut oil, almond butter—if you’re not sensitive to almonds, a lot of people are sensitive to nuts and have no idea, you should get a blood test to check that. Nuts and seeds, whichever one’s work for your, again, blood test, y’all. Juicy fruits like pomegranate, berries, papaya, mangoes, things that are going to cool your body down. Again, if you have a candida, do not go for the high sugar fruits.

These are all like my little additions into Ayurveda because, you know, back in the day they didn’t really have a candida overgrowth and a lot of us have it today. And I have a webinar on that on my YouTube channel, just look up “Killing Your Candida Webinar Sahara Rose” on YouTube. It’s like an hour-long of me diving into candida.

You need plant-based proteins like beans, lentils, things that are going to give your body nourishment because pittas do tend to be hungrier than the other doshas, they have like a ravenous appetite like they need to eat. So you want to make sure you’re getting like a good amount of protein and fats, it’s essential, especially on a plant-based diet. But you don’t want to just be like, you know, mindlessly eating, and pittas tend to have a fast metabolism so they’re like, “I can eat whatever I want and get away with it.” But then they end up having, you know, the heartburn, and acne, and whatnot. So even if it’s not because you’re gaining weight you should still be eating clean because of the physical mental, health balances, truly.

So pittas, in 2019, and for the rest of your life, you need to steer clear from all the spicy foods. So no chili, no hot sauce, no sriracha, these are really going to imbalance your pitta. You also want to stay away from tomato, garlic, and onions because they will cause more acidity in your body, which I talk deeply about in “Eat Feel Fresh” and offer recipes that have replacements for tomato, garlic, and onions in everything, like including freaking salsa, which is literally tomatoes and onions.

You want to stay away from fried foods, they’re going to overheat your digestive system, and make you more prone to the acidity, inflammation, irritability, and you want to have a combination of cooked and raw foods in your diet. So we talked about in the last episode about vatas how they need to really focus on the cooked foods, pittas can have a combination, not 100% raw, not 100% cooked, it can be 50/50, a little bit more cooked in the winter, a little bit more raw in the summer depending on where you live.

If you live in Miami or L.A., you could do more raw, if you live in New York, or I don’t know, Netherlands, you could do more warm cooked foods. So notice how the temperature is outside and your body needs the opposite.  So Ayurveda is also about eating seasonally as well. So summertime we are all more pitta, wintertime we’re all more vata, early spring we’re all more kapha, which I talk about in “Idiot’s Guide to Ayurveda.”

So notice how your digestion feels. If you have vata, a lot of vata in you, you’re like a vata-pitta, you may not do well with the raw foods. So notice how you digestion feels. If you feel super bloated, and constipated, and horrible from eating raw foods, then don’t have. Lightly cook them, steam them, whatever it takes. But if you feel really great, like “Mm, I love these raw foods, I feel really good,” have more raw foods. You know, it’s not like just listen to your dosha and forget about your body. The whole point about learning about these doshas is to connect deeper to your physical body.

And remember, the quality of the foods are just as important as the nutrients of the food. So cooling vegetables are best for pittas because they have those hydrating properties. They grow in the summer when the weather is hottest, and that’s when we need refreshing foods. Whereas spicy foods, heavy foods, fried foods, they’re not a good decision for pittas because they lead to inflammation in the mind and in the body. Talk a lot about the world’s pitta imbalance and how we’re all so angry and on edge as a society, which has led to war, chaos, violence because of the inflammation in the mind. So listen to that episode that I did last month, which is a really good one to learn more about how the imbalances will then create imbalances in our system.

So combination of raw and cooked goods, add in the avocado, add in the legumes, make sure you feel nourished, grounded, healthy fats are really, really good. Like don’t feel like you have to like skimp on the healthy fats, like eat the full avocado, have the coconut oil, you need those nourishing fats. And fats do not make you fat, this isn’t new news. If you haven’t heard, if you’ve been living under a rock, fats don’t make you fat, they actually help you burn fat.

So stay cool. Now this may not be an issue for you if you live in, again, New York, or the Netherlands, or whatever. But still, you may feel hot, you may go to hot yoga, you may do saunas, you may practice intense sports that you’re sweating really profusely. And this is not a good idea for pittas, pittas should not be going to bikram yoga because it’s going to enhance the fire within them and it’s going to make them more irritated, inflamed, and pitta imbalanced.

And if you go on vacation you don’t want to be in the direct sunlight for like too long. You don’t want to be sun tanning. Direct sunlight is good, we all need about 20 minutes of unprotected sunlight a day. That means without a window because the window blocks a lot of the UVB rays. So these, it’s essentially like blocking off some of the nutrients that we really need. So you don’t want to be like, “Ah, the sun,” in front of your window because it’s cold outside. You actually want to be in direct sunlight like under the sun for 20 minutes a day.

However, more than that, basking in the sun is not a good idea for pitta because they’re extremely sensitive to sunlight and they easily get burned. Now in terms of self-care, coconut oil, that is your shit right there. You need coconut oil for the body, for the cooking, for the lube, whatever you want to use it for. Coconut oil, that’s your jam, pittas. So coconut oil is a cooling oil, and it’s used mostly in South India where the climate is very tropical. In fact, the word Kerala, which is in South India, which is like the epicenter of Ayurveda where I shot a lot of “Eat Feel Fresh,” it means coconut, it means land of the coconut. How cool is that?

I went to this island that was literally made out of coconut shells and they made everything out of coconuts. Like coconut ropes with like the stringy stuff, coconut bowls with the shell inside, coconut desserts, coconut hair products, coconut everything. It was so amazing, and I mean coconuts are like a gift from source because they can be used in so many ways for us, for us little humans down here. So coconut your life and use coconut oil on your skin, that’s going to help actually cool your body off, and it’s a really beautiful practice of self-love. In fact, the word for oil in Ayurveda, sneha, is the same word as the word for love. So when you oil yourself, you love yourself, sneha, love.

So practice oil pulling with your coconut oil, I talked about this in the last one, but oil pulling is essentially Ayurvedic mouthwash. You take a spoon of coconut oil, swish around your mouth, anywhere between one and 20 minutes and it’s going to help remove the bad bacteria without removing the good bacteria.

Cook with coconut oil, it’s really good higher smoke point, much higher than olive oil, you should not be cooking with olive oil at all. If you’re still doing that, are you stuck in the ‘90s? like that is not what we’re doing. But it has a higher smoke point, it’s not like not be frying food, it still doesn’t have the highest smoke point. I talk all about the different oils, and smoke points, and what doshas they’re good for in “Eat Feel Fresh,” so check out that book on Amazon, wherever you buy your books.

But coconut oil is good if you’re making a stir-fry, a stew, whatever it is that you’re just like, you know, cooking over on the fire, coconut oil is a really good one. It gives a cooling and refreshing flavor, which is really good for the pittas. You don’t really want to be doing the coconut oil that like the flavor has been taken out of it because that means it’s been processed more. We want to keep things as raw as possible so get a virgin, organic coconut oil that has not been processed.

Now in terms of mindset, so we know that the doshas change with the times of day. So pittas, it’s important to schedule your tasks between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM, and this is when pitta time is the highest. So this is your best time for writing emails, getting work done, checking tasks on your to-do list, and just pretty much being your badass pitta self. So 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, and all of our pittas are the highest. So even if you’re not pitta, you want to be more pitta, do your pitta things between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. That’s like when the universe is essentially propelling you towards pitta, so use that energy wisely. And it’s also the best time to eat your main meal when the sun is the highest in the sky because then your digestive system is the most active.

So I have an entire chapter in “Idiot’s Guide to Ayurveda” about the doshas in time and how our doshas shift with the different times of day. And how you can schedule your day according to the doshas, so be sure to check that out, “Idiot’s Guide to Ayurveda” on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, wherever you get your books.

So pittas, this is your year of like fun, of relaxation, of taking it easy, of stepping into your joy. And this in now way means that you’re going to create less, you’re not going to make as much money, you’re not going to be able to launch your business. You’re actually going to be able to do those things more effectively because you’re coming from that state of joy. I mean, you could be doing the same project, like let’s say you have to write a chapter for your book. And if you’re in alignment, that chapter’s going to take you like an hour, it’s just going to flow right out of you. And if you’re not in alignment because you’ve been stressing yourself out with all these things, it’s going to take you months to get that chapter done and it’s still not going to be good.

So since I’ve been making fun of my priority, I’ve actually noticed that I’m getting way more done on my to-do list, like things like record all my podcasts for the month, and do all the scheduling, and write the show notes, and write the bios, and write the stuff for the stories. You know, all of the tasks that go around just this podcast, which normally takes me, you know, many, many hours a week. I’ve actually been able to do them so much faster because, you know, I’m focusing on my fun. Like I went to the Ludacris concert last night, like how can you get better than that? I mean Ludacris, hello. And I’m been going to ecstatic dance, and I’ve been seeing friends more, and having fun experiences, and that has allowed me that when I come home after, you know, having a fun dance class, I’m like, “Whoop, I’m into alignment,” I go straight into my creation process and less of the lollygagging, less of the checking Instagram, less of the uh… burnt out, like adrenal fatigue crisis mode.

So focus on your fun, you’re going to make more money, you’re going to make more impact, you’re going to be more successful. All the things that you really want is actually going to happen when you step into your joy. So if you don’t believe me, I know you’re like, “I don’t know, I don’t trust you.” Try it, like try it for a week, just say, “I’m going to make joy, or laughter, or music,” or whatever it is that really lights you up that you feel like you really want more of. Let’s say you make that your priority, even for a week, and you actually stick to it, you’re going to notice that your work tasks are done so much more effortlessly. You’re falling into the kriya, the effortless flow, life is no longer struggle, things are moving in your direction, the universe is pushing you in the direction of your dharma because you are living in flow and in alignment with who you truly are, which is a powerful, beautiful, rock star, but also balanced pitta.

So again, the beautiful thing about Ayurveda is the mind and the body are interconnected. So any balancing you do on one is going to positively impact the other. So a more fun mind will lead to a more fun life and it will also help you digest food more efficiently, and sleep better, and have better relationships, and it’s all interconnected. And again, keep in mind that we are all a cross between all three doshas, so you are most likely going to connect with the vata and the kapha podcasts as well, and maybe in different ways. Maybe there is a dosha that you really need more of and you’re like wondering like what is it even really like to be kapha? I can’t even imagine to be that chill. Or what is it like to be vata and really creative? And more you’re a cross between all three.

So listen to the other podcast episodes about the New Year’s resolutions for vata and kaphas and see how they apply to you. And again, if you don’t know your dosha, take my free quick quiz, it’s unlike any other quiz in the world because it separates the results between the mind and body and breaks it down into percentages. And after I email you a free three-day mini course all about eating right for your mind body type. So head over to iamsahararose.com. Again, iamsahararose.com. Sahara like the desert, dot-com. And over there you’ll see right like on top of my website it says, “Discover your dosha,” take the quiz, and take the quiz, it will help you understand your dosha in a deeper way. I’m gonna send you really cool Ayurvedic information and be sure to check out my books: “Idiot’s Guide to Ayurveda” and “Eat Feel Fresh.” I look forward to chatting with you on the next episode. Namaste.

Episode 154 – New Year’s Resolutions for Pittas with Sahara Rose

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