What Kapha Dosha Meaning imbalance symptoms how to balance Kapha

Kapha Dosha Meaning

What is Kapha Dosha and what does it mean for your health?

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

Moisture for nose, mouth, eyes and brain

Sense of taste, which is essential for good digestion

Moisture of the stomach lining for good digestion

Protects the heart, strong muscles, healthy lungs

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

Sinus congestion, poor sense of smell

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

Impaired digestion, poor absorption

Lethargy, respiratory problems, lower back pain


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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Also: Get to Know Your Dosha!

Kapha Dosha Meaning & How to Balance It