Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

Ayurveda: Kapha dosha

by skating tomato (follow)
www.skatingtomato.com
Complementary and Alternative Medicines (46)     
In the ancient Eastern practice of Ayurveda, people are defined by their unique blend of the three doshas - vata, pitta and kapha. This personal make-up is known as your constitution or prakriti.

It's believed that in order to achieve an optimal state of well-being and happiness, your individual mind-body type must be embraced and balanced.

Today we will look at the final dosha, kapha.

courtesy of Wikipedia


Kapha is comprised of earth and water, and as a result, is wet, heavy, solid, cold and slow. Kapha is responsible for the storage of energy and moisture in the body.

Kapha types, when balanced, are strong and loyal, but when imbalanced, can become lazy and possessive.

courtesy of Flickr


Characteristics of kapha types include:
solid, big boned
may be overweight and/or struggle to lose weight
thick and/or oily skin
deep sleeper with a stable food and sexual appetite
may suffer from diabetes, high cholesterol and/or heart problems
likes warm, dry, mild climates
enjoy mornings and nighttime

courtesy of Wikimedia


To balance kapha, surround yourself with, and increase exposure to, that which is light, dry and energetic. Wear comfy, cooling clothes.

Indulge in beans, barley, quinoa and rye, and include all spices wherever possible. 'Lighter' fruit and veg are best for you, so emphasise apples, pears, green leaves, celery and brassicas. Hot drinks and herbal teas are also good for you.

courtesy of Public Domain Pictures


Reduce consumption of foods or drinks that are cold or heavy, and anything that is sweet or salty. Highly processed foods, most dairy products, oils and sugars should also be avoided.

Eat only when hungry and in a calm and relaxed environment. Minimise overeating - especially in the evening as your digestion can be sluggish. Fasts may prove beneficial for kapha, but consult a qualified health practitioner before starting.

courtesy of Wikipedia


Jogging, trampolining, skipping and other high metabolic activities are the best exercise for kapha. It is particularly good for you to get your heart racing and build up a sweat.

Can you identify with elements of kapha? Would you like to know more? Let us know in the comments section.

Related articles
Five ayurvedic ways to fight colds this winter
Ayurveda: Pitta dosha
Ayurveda: Vata dosha

#Complementary and Alternative Medicines
I like this Article - 7
[ print friendly ]
More Articles by skating tomato
**Minimalism** is one of the latest trends in health and lifestyle, offering a **richer** life lived...
7 likes
There's something so **delightful** about a **vibrant** and **colourful** salad
8 likes
For a **warming** and **restorative** morning meal you can't go past this Cinnamon Spiced Pear Porri...
9 likes
As undesirable feeling **disappointed** or **dissatisfied** may be, when pulled into perspective, th...
7 likes
**Flaxseed** (also known as **linseed**) - although tiny - pack an impressive **nutritional** punch...
6 likes
There is something incredibly homely and comforting about a thick spread of jam across warm toast, o...
12 likes
view all articles by skating tomato
My Google Plus Profile
ID: 44748
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
Every recipe on the internet seems to be labelled "healthy" when often, they aren't healthy at all
11 likes
This recipe is so easy and most of the ingredients you will find in your cupboard
10 likes
Boost your daily vitamin and nutrient intake with one of these super green smoothies
10 likes
I love a good banana smoothie! Here is a quick, tasty and healthy low glycemic index (GI) smoothie ...
10 likes
Sunflower “seeds” or kernels are mini nutrient powerhouses and eating a small portion can have a big...
9 likes
Memory lapses happen to all of us
9 likes
Do you prioritise self care or does it get pushed aside? On a piece of paper make two columns, ...
9 likes
Nutritional yeast is a tasty, low-sodium seasoning substitute with a salty and slightly cheesy taste...
8 likes
It is never too late to reset your goals if you are stuck or having trouble achieving them
8 likes
Berries add an antioxidant, vitamin and mineral hit to smoothies
8 likes
Categories
Nutrition (264)
Vegan (122)
How To (64)
Lists (60)
Hygiene (35)
Yoga (29)
Featured on Other Hubs
 
Copyright 2012-2017 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version