3 Cooling and Healing Crystals to Balance Pitta Dosha

According to Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga, there are three types of constitutions (or doshas). These dosha types are:

  1. Vata dosha
  2. Pitta dosha
  3. Kapha dosha

Which Ayurvedic Dosha Are You? Take This Fun Dosha Quiz to Find Out!

Each one derives from the Five Elements and their related properties:

  • Vata is composed of Space and Air
  • Pitta is composed of Fire and Water
  • Kapha is composed of Earth and Water

If your dosha is out of balance, dis-ease and disarray can develop. There are a number of Ayurvedic techniques that can help pacify overactive or underactive doshas to aid in restoring harmony to our bodies and minds again.

In this article, we’ll focus on Pitta dosha, and how to incorporate healing crystals into your lifestyle to help pacify and soothe a Pitta dosha imbalance.

What Is Pitta Dosha?

Pitta means “that which cooks,” and its associated elements are Fire and Water (picture lava flow or hot oil in a pan). This is the energy of metabolism, digestion and transformation.

The qualities of Pitta are oily, sharp, hot, light, moving, liquid and acidic and individuals who are Pitta dominant will display physical and mental characteristics that also reflect these qualities.

When in balance, Pitta dosha is exuberant and courageous, has sharp mental perception, takes the lead, and radiates with warmth and a strong willpower. Their body is often warm and muscular with oily skin and penetrating eyes.

When out of balance, Pitta dosha is prone to short tempers, rage, a big ego and feeling “hangry.” When Pitta derails, physical illnesses related to the stomach and inflammation such as ulcers, gastritis, sore acne and liver infections are common.

In Pitta dominant women, menstruation tends to be hot and heavy. Pitta dosha struggles in the heat and is prone to heated discussions and jealousy.

Pitta also enjoys an active lifestyle, full of hardcore workouts and extreme sports. However, these activities can aggravate the fire in Pitta dosha too, so to pacify Pitta, their lifestyle needs to cool down.

Healing crystals are great for pacifying Pitta when they need to cool down.

Here Are 3 Cooling Healing Crystals to Pacify Pitta Dosha:


1. Blue Lace Agate

This cooling stone is known to aid in stress relief, soothe an overactive body and mind, and help to maintain a calm demeanor.

Echoing the colors of a soft blue sky, this healing crystal relates to the Heart Chakra and helps relax the heart and circulatory system.

This stone helps cool off fiery emotions, represents serenity and encourages a sense of open space and feeling breezy.

Blue lace agate brings a sense of peace and reminds us to slow down and gaze up at the clouds every once in a while. It reminds us that there’s no need to rush around to get everything achieved and encourages us to enjoy the ride.

2. Larimar

This healing crystal is the embodiment of a tranquil sea and sky energy. It radiates a soft, soothing calmness that you’d find when walking along the beach and gazing out to the sea.

Although considered a watery stone, larimar was born from the fiery origins of a volcano, so this stone is perfect for Pitta dosha since Pitta is governed by both Fire and Water!

This healing crystal, therefore, balances these two polar energies. It cools tempers, calms an overactive body, dispels fears and relieves stress in the physical and mental body.

It also allows you to speak openly with gentle courage (and not from the ego), to be open-hearted, and connects you to the ebb and flow of your inner tide.


3. Moonstone

A cooling and reflective stone that allows you to go within, moonstone soothes emotional instability and short tempers.

This healing crystal also aids in digestion and calms an upset stomach. It opens the heart to help bring out nurturing qualities, and helps bring balance to people prone to explosive passions, rage or foolish ideas.

Moonstone embodies calming feminine energies that release toxins from the body and assists in acceptance and feeling tranquil regardless of setbacks and failure.

Want to learn more? Energy Healing 101: Your Guide to Healing Crystals

The Takeaway on Healing Crystals for Pitta Dosha

There are many more healing crystals that you can incorporate into an Ayurvedic program to help pacify Pitta dosha.

All you need to remember is that like increases like. Too much heat will aggravate Pitta, so stick to cooling, pacifying stones. Look for crystals that cool and calm for your Pitta dosha.

Keep in mind that a stone’s energy needs to be natural. So if you want it to offer help, make sure it comes from the earth.

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Katie Ness

Katie Ness is an Ayurvedic Yoga teacher, Reiki teacher, Women’s Circle facilitator, belly dancer and artist from the UK. As a traveling yogini, she has visited over 20 countries. She spends her free time illustrating in her nature journal, writing poetry, and reading. Katie is currently studying herbalism and botanical illustration.

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