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SEASONAL FEATURES

As a leading Ayurvedic spa, we offer vata, pitta and kapha season treatments to help you restore balance. We hope that you will enjoy these curated experiences that are designed to help you align with the seasons.

 
 

SEASONAL FEATURES- PITTA SEASON

This time of year – Spring leading into Summer, in our part of the world, is governed by Pitta Dosha.

Pitta shares the qualities of Fire and Water, so it is hot, sharp, light, liquid, spreading, and oily. When Pitta is balanced it upholds healthy digestion and assimilation; it maintains a good lustre to the skin; it maintains good eye-sight; and it is responsible for our cognitive functions, our drive, and analytical abilities.

When Pitta is out of balance (increased) it can create acid-indigestion, heartburn and diarrhea. It can also create fever, excessive sweating, inflammation, vision impairment, skin diseases, blood disorders as well as anger, frustration, and criticism. Excessive Pitta is balanced by cool, calming, sweet and bitter substances (food and herbs).

 

PITTA SEASON TREATMENT RECOMMENDATIONS

Refresh- Pitta Seasonal Retreat

Coconut Oil Shirodhara

Sacred Scents Body Ritual

Clear Skin Probiotic Facial

Healing Succulent Pedicure

 

PITTA LIFESTYLE TIPS

DIET

Pitta affects digestion by heating things up and making digestion fast and acidic. To balance out excessive Pitta, enjoy cooling, light and dry foods, with Sweet, Bitter or Astringent tastes – such as leafy-greens, corn, sweet fruit, coconut, turmeric, cucumbers, and most grains. Avoid overly-spicy, deep-fried foods, Pungent, Salty and Sour tastes, garlic, tomatoes, peppers and red meat. Try to enjoy your meals with little distraction and in a calm environment.

SLEEP

Commitment to winding down before 10 p.m. to discourage pitta’s tendency to be productive late at night. While you might enjoy the fruitfulness of night-time work sessions, staying up late tends to be more disruptive than helpful. Try to practice good “sleep hygiene” by removing electronic devices and other distractions from your bedroom and meditating before bedtime.

 

EXERCISE

Gentle, grounding practices such as restorative or Yin Yoga are great antidotes to Pitta’s over-heated, ambitious tendencies. Swimming and walking are also great options for Pitta season. Try to avoid vigorous exercise, especially under direct sunlight.

SELF-CARE

Pitta types tend to be high-achievers and driven, and should be careful of over-extending themselves and burning out. Try to slow down and connect with your heart, so that your communication with yourself and others is kind and patient. Pitta can make us short-tempered and critical, so paying attention to our own and others’ needs is important. Try to spend time by water and in the forest, practice gentle yoga or tai-chi, and give yourself some self-massage with coconut-oil.

 

ABOUT SAPPHIRE

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  • WEDNESDAY TO SATURDAY

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CONTACT

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714 View Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1J8