Today’s blog wraps up this 4-part series of articles on Ayurveda and the doshas – an initial overview plus balancing Vata, Pitta and now Kapha . If you have not yet examined your own constitution, check out Deepak Chopra’s Discover Your Dosha Type here>>>
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Kapha dosha is the principle of nourishment.
Kapha describes the functions of water and earth in the body, which give the body its substance. We can identify kapha through its qualities of being heavy, slow, dull, cool, oily, liquid, slimy, smooth, dense, stable, and sticky. Kapha can also be either soft or hard.
The functions of kapha in our body include lubrication, growth, strength, stamina, energy, production of mucous, sense of support, stability, and groundedness, gaseous exchange in lungs, sleep, repair and regeneration.
A basic tenet of Ayurveda is “like increases like.” Therefore, increasing the inherent qualities of kapha will increase kapha in your body, mind and spirit.
For example, because kapha is inherently cool, heavy, and wet—cold weather, heavy foods, or wet seasons tend to increase kapha. Knowing this can help identify which lifestyle choices, foods, or environments will bring balance to your constitution.
If you are experiencing a sense of imbalance in these areas, kapha is most like involved.
Signs and Symptoms of Increased Kapha:
- Weight gain or obesity
- Cold, congestion or cough
- Water retention, swelling, edema
- Increase cholesterol and triglycerides
Some of the major causes of Kapha imbalance include:
- Excessive sweet, salty, sour, oily, fatty foods
- Eating heavy meals or overeating
- Excessive fluid intake, especially if cold
- Excessive sleep
- Lack of exercise
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