is how the nature of Kapha is known for. When imbalanced though, they have a tendency to become lethargic. Learn all about the Kapha dosha and how to keep it balanced.
Digestion-wise Kaphas have a regular one. When there is too much Kapha, weight gain and allergies can be the result. Other symptoms can be asthma, excessive sleep, diabetes, and depression.
A person with Kapha dosha loves routine and enjoys life. When in balance, they are patient, loyal, steady, supportive and strong. Signs of too much Kapha are clinging to things and people, jobs, and relationships, stubbornness and inflexibility. Also avoiding situations is a sign of Kapha excess.
Kapha is characterized by heavy, cold and oily characteristics and gets balanced by dry, warm, and light food. Bitter, pungent, and astringent tastes are therefore great for Kapha, whereas sour, salty, and sweet tastes should be reduced.
• Fresh and bitter-tasting vegetables like spinach, radish, chard, arugula, or chicory or pureed vegetable soups are pacifying Kapha.
• When it comes to fruits, light ones like pomegranates, cranberries, apricots, pears, and apples are to favorize. Whereas heavy ones like avocados, bananas, coconuts, figs or dates, or sour ones like pineapples, oranges or peaches should be reduced.
• Beans are great for Kapha, except soybeans or soy products.
• Dairy products are Kapha increasing. Try to eat them less or only in low amounts.
• Favoring grains for Kapha are corn, barley, millet, rye, and buckwheat. Try to minimize the consumption of rice, oats, and wheat though.
• With pepper, mustard seed, ginger, and cayenne you can boost your digestion. 2 to 3 cups of ginger tea daily will support you as well.
• Be conscious of using oils, nuts, and seeds as they are very heavy. Small amounts of extra virgin olive oil, almond oil, corn oil, ghee, sunflower oil, mustard oil or safflower oil and small amounts of sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds are absolutely fine.
• Try to wake up before 6 am, follow a daily routine and avoid taking naps during the day.
• Stay warm and dry.
• Warm colors like orange, yellow, brown and red for example are good for a balanced Kapha.
• Make sure you live minimalistic, avoid accumulating things and
• work out with competitive sports, swimming, aerobics, running or bicycling.