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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 reach goals.

-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.

 

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