Copy of Kapha
Kapha is the principle of stability.
That which holds together.
Kapha dosha is responsible for the biological strength and natural tissue resistance in the body. The primary function of Kapha in the body is protection. Kapha governs the structure of the body. Kapha lubricates the joints; provides moisture to the skin, helps heal wounds; fills the spaces in the body; gives biological strength, vigor and stability; supports memory retention; and maintains immunity.
STABILITY - ENERGY - LUBRICATING - FEELING - PLEASING - MOISTENING - SUPPORTING - UNCTUOUSNESS - COLD - WET - HEAVY - GROSS - DENSE - STATIC - DULL - SOFT - SMOOTH - CLOUDY - SLOW - STEADY - SOLID - OILY - HOLDING - ABSORBS SHOCK - COOLS MEMORY - SMOOTHENES MOTION - NURTURIN
WATER & EARTH
The Kapha individual
Large and white eyes and teeth. Thick hair and skin, both sometimes oily. Usually shorter than average or sometime exceptionally tall with a stocky build with large joints and body frame. They are challenged more than most to maintain weight with proneness to water retention and sluggish metabolism even though their appetite can be low and consistent. However they can have quite a sweet tooth. They have good endurance and good patience. They fall asleep easy. These individuals have qualities of being particularly tolerant, calm, forgiving, caring, sensitive and loving, however, they have a proneness to laziness and loosing discipline.
Signs of Balance
Radiant health and nothing stops them from moving forward to accomplish their goals. Their commitment to a personal practice and personal relationships are secure. Charged with stamina, joints behaving normal, mind is steady and stable, sense of dignity, affectionate and forgiving nature, courageous and keeps to a regular gym routine/ exercises/ activity routine.
Signs of Imbalance
Attachment possessive over people’s time, uncommunicative, Seeking authority figure, Misdirected endeavours – lost, Greedy tendencies and lustful attractions. Physically imbalances will show in pale complexion, feeling often cold, gaining weight and oversleeping, feeling of dullness and lethargy sometimes stubbornness, showing signs of resistance to change, stiff joints, constipation, laziness.
Daytime sleeping, heavy foods and greasy foods, mixing many ingredients, lack of exercise or movement, excess sugar, Spring and Fall seasons, sweet, sour, salty foods,
Yogasana for Kapha
Asanas that work on the chest, stomach and head region, to energize Kapha. Favour strengthening asanas that increase flexibility and regulate weight.
Healing Herbs and Scents
cayenne, black pepper, dry ginger, mustard, saffron, myrrh, aloe, cloves, rosemary, frankincense, sage and bayberry.
Kapha in the Body
The structure of the body. fluid in the joints, the skin, immune system and memory
Kapha in Time
The Kapha season is Winter, marking the coldest time of the year, when most animals and nature are hibernating. It is associated with the time of day from 6AM-10AM and 6PM-10PM, marking the moments in the day when we are slowly waking up or winding down the day.
Tastes & Qualities Associated with Kapha
Sweet, Sour, Salty, Heavy, Oily and Cold
An excess of these qualities aggravates individuals with a Kapha dominant dosha. To discover more foods and environments that pacify Kapha, contact me for a consultation for more guidelines and information
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