In the Northern Hemisphere, we are in the midst of Pitta season. The weather is warm, even hot, and we all need to be careful to keep our Pitta in balance. When there is too much Pitta in our system, we can become overheated, stressed, angry, and impatient. Recommendations for this time of year include drinking plenty of cool (not cold) water, taking a cool shower before bed, or going for a swim. It’s also a good idea to avoid spicy and hot foods, which aggravate the Pitta dosha. In the Southern Hemisphere it is Vata season, and the weather is cold. Vata is cold and dry, so it is best to balance Vata with warm and oily, a sesame oil massage, called abhyanga, is ideal for balancing Vata.