Updated: Oct 19
THE ROCK IN THE SURF
Your individual Ayurveda constitution (Dosha) is stable and defines you as a unique human with unique abilities, a unique personality and a unique physique. No one else is exactly like you. It influences all aspects of your being, including physiology, physique, preferences, tendencies, likes and dislikes, mental and emotional traits, as well as susceptibility to imbalances and specific diseases.
Personality of Kapha Dosha
Kapha people have a stable nature and are not easily discouraged. Therefore, they can effectively economize with the energies and have strong endurance. Very relaxed, this person is balanced and does not do more than is absolutely necessary. They are not risk liking and prefer the safe way. The Kapha person is absolutely reliable and can take very good care of others. Their home is their castle where they like to welcome guests, give warmth and safety. Family holds the highest priority. Good and old friendships play an important role in the life of a Kapha nature. Kapha people´s work is not particularly creative, very solid and organized. They have a great passion for good food, a fine pallate and never forget good friends or delightful experiences. All processes are determined by heaviness and inertia.
Kapha Dosha- Physical Traits
The elements of water and earth give Kapha persons their physical strength as well as structure and stability. The earth element expresses in steadiness, while the water element gives flexibility. Their sturdy body shape shows their strength and makes their movements rather slow. Like a tall tree, Kapha stands firm in any storm by bending slightly. Joints and body tissues are strong, behind some healthy fat tissue the muscles are well-developed. The face and eyes are round and with a warm expression. The metabolism works slowly and the food is optimally utilized. Kapha types love to sleep long and may struggle to get going in the morning. Ultimately, people with a Kapha nature, with their calmness and sparing movements, have the greatest strength and endurance of all constitutions.
Kapha - Mental and Emotional Imbalances
Of all the energy types, a person with a Kapha constitution is the least prone to mental problems. Their natural desire for stability leads to an increasing restriction of flexibility and an aversion to change. Social withdrawal and narrow-mindedness can result. Then, good advice is unheard and they can become stubborn. Kapha´s tendency to cling to material things can grow into greediness when imbalances persist for longer time. When the energy stagnates in Kapha, it can lead to a lack of desire and motivation. Persisting over longer time, Kapha can fall into phlegm and develope depression.
Kapha- Physical Imbalances
The Earth and Water elements make Kapha prone to mucus related illnesses. The common cold, asthma, sinus problems, and bronchitis are typical ailments of people with Kapha imbalances. The water stagnates, builds up in the body making the tissues moist and heavy. They should watch out for respiratory diseases. When Kapha eats too much, the digestion becomes sluggish and slow. People with Kapha are therefore more likely to have problems with being overweight and diabetes although they may eat little. Consequences like stones in the kidneys, bladder and gallbladder as well as underfunction of the thyroid gland can be avoided by watching out for early signs of imbalances. To balance out your Kapha again, feel free to book a personal consultation
How to harmonize Kapha-Dosha Imbalances
Kapha - Remedies for mental and emotional Imbalances
The following fundamentals to harmonize Kapha - Imbalances are general advices and differ in every individual expression of Kapha Dosha in concert with your other proportions. For a personalized Ayurveda and Yoga Health Plan we invite you to book a personal consultation.
Kapha likes to take it slow and in a regular manner. As the body, the mind tends to inertia and stagnation as well. Bring new impulses into your life to open your mind as change increases your mental agility. A conversation with friends who are different from you or engaging in scientific or spiritual topics opens your mental horizon. Find inspiration in art and open up to new acquaintances to find enthusiasm.
Kapha - Nutrition
When it comes to nutrition, for Kapha the principle of "less is more" is beneficial. Their exquisit sense of taste makes them crave more than they need. Given the sluggish digestion of the Kapha type, it is advisable to have only two meals a day and avoid snacking. A few short training in the morning are good to get your low digestive fire started. Regular exercise and fasting days are strongly recommended to maintain long lasting health. Heavy food and fatty meats are the least suitable for Kapha Types. Eat light foods with the tastes pungent, bitter and astringent. They stimulate the liver and relieve fatigue.