We don't necessarily need
to know all the subtle qualities of each dosha in order to stay in
balance. However, having this
knowledge can help us when we need to address specific conditions. It also helps us to understand more
about how nature works, and how it expresses through our doshas. Each dosha has subtle aspects that
express in unique ways to perform various functions. These are the subtle qualities of Pitta:
-Digestive Fire. Agni is the primary aspect of pitta
from which the other four are derived.
It is seated in the small intesting. A strong digestion is necessary for the body to transform
food into fuel.
-Knowledge. Seated in the brain and heart,
knowledge concerns our powers of discernment and our ability to plan and to
-Radiance. Seated in the skin, radiance influences
the complexion and governs the processing of heat.
-Visual Perception. Seated in the eyes, perception governs
the reception of light and sight.
-Coloring. Seated in the liver, coloring
influences the blood, stomach, spleen and small intestine. It governs the coloring of bile, blood
and body waste.