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Do you already know your Ayurvedic Dosha (combination)? Today we will give a basic description of the Kapha Dosha! 🙂
Kapha lends structure, solidity, and cohesiveness to all things, and is therefore associated with the earth and water elements. The qualities of Kapha are moist, cold, heavy, dull, soft, sticky, and static. In general, Kapha types have a strong build and excellent stamina. Large, soft eyes; smooth, radiant skin; and thick hair are also important Kapha characteristics. Those who are predominantly Kapha sleep soundly and have regular digestion. Kaphas are naturally calm, thoughtful, and loving. They have an inherent ability to enjoy life and are comfortable with routine. When in balance, Kaphas are strong, loyal, patient, steady, and supportive. This dosha also hydrates all cells and systems, lubricates the joints, moisturizes the skin, maintains immunity, and protects the tissues
But when Kapha builds to excess, weight gain, fluid retention, and allergies manifest in the body. When they’re out of balance, Kapha types may become overweight, sleep excessively, and suffer from asthma, diabetes, and depression. Also, Kapha excess can lead to stubbornness, lethargy, resistance to change and congestion in organs and tissues throughout the body—including the mind
How to prevent Kapha excess?
- Seek stimulation of new sights, sounds, and experiences.
- Follow a regular daily routine
- Stay warm
- Get regular exercise!
- Use warm, stimulating aromas
- Favor colors that are warm and bright
- Reduce the intake of dairy- Avoid most sweeteners (honey is ok)
- Eat beans, lots of veggies and light fruits
- All spices, except salt, are great!
- Don't eat too many nuts & seeds (or other oils and fats)
- Reduce intake of oats, rice, and wheat
- Eat lots of ginger (or other bitter foods)
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