According to the Ayurveda, “Kapha dosha” individuals are a reflection of elements of water and earth. Imbalance in any of the dosha can lead to various diseases. Ayurvedic philosophy focuses on healing the whole body and person dosha. Nowadays the scientists are working to collect evidence to support the theory of “tridosha”1
If you have already identified your dosha and are here to know how to balance your dosha then this blog is for you.
General characteristics of Kapha individuals
These individuals are very sweet in behavior, grounded, soft hear, emotional, friendly, joyful, open-minded, calm, lazy, and nervous. Kapha dosha individuals have the quality to love and forgive, support relationships with compassion and patience.
If you talk about the general appearance of the vata dosha individuals;
- Usually have big eyes with white sclera and thick eyelashes.
- Lots of thick body hairs and around the jawline.
- Wavy and curly hairs.
- Their face is generally round with a bigger forehead with a cute appearance.
- The body is usually well developed and looks older than their age.
- The tongue has a white coating.
- Easily catch cough and cold.
- The tendency to gain weight.
What happens with Kapha dosha is imbalanced?
Health conditions/Psychological symptoms
Imbalanced Kapha dosha can lead to a lot of health issues including obesity, diabetes, depression, asthma, bronchitis, frequent cough, low immunity, swelling on the body, cancer, or tumor growth. They have oily skin and hair.
These individuals usually suffer from digestive issues. They have the tendency to accumulate toxins in the body, due to their slow metabolism. Also, they can have hyperlipidemia and CAD.
How to balance Kapha Dosha?
1. The main goal of kapha individuals should be boosting their metabolism. They require a lot of physical activity to keep themselves in shape.
2. Eating chia seeds and warm water mixed with honey on an empty stomach in the morning is the best drink to boost metabolism.
3. They should try to detox themselves with various techniques such as saltwater detox, infused water detox, dopamine detox, etc.
4. Avoid eating a heavy meal after 6 PM. These individuals are advised to eat light meals containing fewer carbs and rich in antioxidants.
5. Fruit with a low GI index is recommended for these individuals for example; cherries, grapefruit, apricots, pears, apples, oranges, plums, strawberries, peaches, and grapes.
6. They can use chilly, mustard seed oil and turmeric while cooking.
7. Avoid carbonated drinks which are high in sugar, ice creams, and flavored juices. Try switching to nature-derived juices.
8. Avoid eating curd or banana at night. It will weaken your immune system and you might catch a cold easily.
9. Exercises regularly and try to add variations in your exercise regime. Include exercises that involve movement such as brisk walking, jogging, running, suryanamaskar, zumba, aerobics, cardio, and cross fit. Avoid laziness.
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