Alochaka Pitta

Last Updated: February 3, 2020

Definition - What does Alochaka Pitta mean?

According to Ayurveda, Alochaka Pitta is a sub-category of Pitta dosha, responsible for the digestion of food into nutrients and waste. Sub-doshas are responsible for overseeing specific actions, organs or emotions, and relative imbalance in these energetic sub-categories tends to be the root cause of illness, disease and ill-health.

Alochaka Pitta resides primarily in the eyes and governs visual perception. It is responsible for the luster, colour and translucence and temperature of the eye, as well as the perception of colour and light. When Alochaka Pitta is out of balance, it can lead to bloodshot eyes or poor vision.

Yogapedia explains Alochaka Pitta

Pitta represents fire or Agni within the body. This dosha is divided into five sub-categories, the first of which is Alochaka Pitta, responsible for eye health and vision. This includes the perception of color, shape, object detail, and the dilation and contraction of the pupils.

In order to maintain balance in Alochaka Pitta, it is important to first balance the liver (Ranjaka Pitta), as well as the emotions and sense of contentment (Sadhaka Pitta). Avoiding hot and spicy foods, eating green vegetables and carrots and taking Amla berry are all effective ways to do this. Gently massaging the eyes, practicing Eye Yoga and rinsing the eyes with water will also help to maintain healthy Alochaka Pitta.

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