Kapha Dosha

Kapha dosha types have a excellent stamina and generally strong build. Large, kind eyes; smooth, even and radiant skin; and thick, luscious hair are also key Kapha characteristics. People who are predominantly Kapha enjoy sound sleep and rarely experience digestive issues. However, when Kapha dosha builds to excess, fluid retention, weight gain and allergies manifest in the body. When out of balance, Kapha dosha types may become overweight, experience lethargy and excessive patterns of sleep, and suffer from asthma, diabetes, and depression.

Water is significant of the Kapha dosha. Find out more about Ayurveda at the Ayurvedic Wellness Centre in Sydney

Water is significant of the Kapha dosha. Find out more about Ayurveda at the Ayurvedic Wellness Centre in Sydney

Kapha dosha types are naturally thoughtful, calm, and caring. They often have an inherent ability to enjoy life and are comfortable within routines. When in balance, Kapha types are loyal, strong, steady, client, and supportive. People with an excess of Kapha tend to grasp tightly on to things, jobs, and relationships long after they are no longer necessary or nourishing. A build up of Kapha in the mind usually manifests as resistance to change and stubbornness. In the face of stress, the typical Kapha response is, “I don’t want to deal with it.”

When in balance

Affectionate, compassionate, forgiving, emotionally steady, relaxed, slow, methodical, good memory, good stamina, stability, natural resistance to sickness

When out of balance

Complacent, dull, oily skin, allergies slow digestion, lethargic, possessive, over attached, tendency to oversleep, overweight

What aggravates Kapha Dosha

Excessive rest and oversleeping, overeating, insufficient exercise, too little variety in life, heavy, unctuous foods, too much sweet, sour or salty food, cold, wet weather


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