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Kapha energy is a composite of the elements of water and earth. Kapha Dosha is characterized by being calm, heavy, cool and moist

Corrected Weight — Increased Energy — Decreased Congestion Kapha governs all structure and lubrication in the mind and body. It controls weight, growth, lubrication for the joints and lungs, and formation of all the seven tissues — nutritive fluids, blood, fat, muscles, bones, marrow and reproductive tissues.

 

Kapha Governs

Tarpaka
Moisture for nose, mouth, eyes and brain

Bhodaka
Sense of taste, which is essential for good digestion

Kledaka
Moisture of the stomach lining for good digestion

Avalambaka 
Protects the heart, strong muscles, healthy lungs

Sleshaka 
Lubrication of the joints, soft and supple skin

 

Do I need to balance Kapha Dosha?

I often feel complacent or dull
My skin is oily
I tend to have slow digestion
I feel lethargic
I can be possessive, over-attached
I tend to oversleep
I’m overweight

If you have two or more of the above symptoms you may need to balance your Kapha Dosha.

kapha Dosha out of Balance

Tarpaka 
Sinus congestion, poor sense of smell

Bhodaka 
Poor sense of taste, food cravings due to lack of fulfillment

Kledaka 
Impaired digestion, poor absorption

Avalambaka 
Lethargy, respiratory problems, lower back pain


Sleshaka 

Weight gain, oily skin, loose or painful joints

 

How to Balance Kapha Dosha?

Drink Kapha Tea and season meals with Kapha Churna
Vigorous regular exercise, a little each day
Warm temperatures
Fresh fruits, vegetables and legumes
Favor pungent, bitter, astringent, light, dry and warm foods
Reduce heavy, oily, cold, sweet, sour and salty foods
Seek out variety and new experiences
Stay warm in cold, damp weather
Early to bed, early to rise

 

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For Pitta click HERE.