KAPHA

EARTH and WATER

Those with tendencies towards water and earth will be cool and stable with lustrous hair, supple skin and a lower metabolism. These people are classified as having a predominantly kapha dosha.

TYPICAL CHARACTERISTICS:
  • Cool
  • Moist
  • Stable
  • Heavy, lustrous hair
  • Supple skin
  • Low metabolism
  • Stocky
  • Large frame
  • Steady personality
  • Handles stress well
  • Doesn’t like change- likes comfort
SIGNS OF IMBALANCE:
  • Lack of motivation
  • Depression and lethargy
  • Weight gain
  • Weak lungs & sinuses congested
  • Prone to diabetes (non-insulin dependant)
  • Excess Mucous
  • Swollen puffy joints ( cool to touch not warm)
SOLUTIONS TO HELP REGAIN BALANCE

Try to engage in pursuits and lifestyle choices that offer the following traits:

  • Dry
  • Warm
  • Light
  • Invigorating.

Some examples include:

  • Choose light, dry, warm foods e.g. cooked grains such as millet, buckwheat, quinoa and amaranth
  • All legumes (pre-soaked and well cooked)
  • Pungent, bitter vegetables eg. chillies, onions, garlic and bitter greens like kale and swiss chard.
  • Eat main meal at lunchtime.
  • Cook with hot spices such as cayenne pepper and clove.
  • Lots of vegetables both cooked and raw
  • Small amounts of nuts
  • Avoid dairy or use moderately
  • Choose competitive or aerobic based exercise

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