How to Keep your Kapha Dosha Balanced!

A little Ayurveda refresher

Just as everyone has a unique fingerprint, each person has a particular pattern of energy, which comprises their own constitution or dosha. One of the three Ayurvedic doshas is Kapha, and it is a combination of water and earth elements. If you want to learn to keep your Kapha Dosha balanced, read further.

Signs of Kapha Dosha Vitiation

Do you feel constantly weak, tired, dull, or unmotivated? Have you gained excessive weight? Do you battle water retention and notice an increase in mucus secretion? Do you find yourself overly attached to memories, things, and people? Are you having a hard time letting go? Do brain fog and drowsiness impact your productivity? How is your bowel movement? Is it slow, sluggish, and sticky? Is there a thick, white coat on your tongue? Have you been feeling overly sentimental and stubborn? Do you find it challenging to wake up in the mornings?

Well, if these issues are impeding your quality of life, then it may be due to an imbalance in Kapha Dosha.

What causes Kapha Dosha to Go Out of Balance?

  1. Late winter to spring is Kapha season. This is the time when the dosha gets aggravated.
  2. Regular consumption of cold, frozen, stale, fried, and heavy food items.
  3. Big portions at every meal.
  4. Over consumption of dairy and refined sugar.
  5. Overeating and eating even when not hungry.
  6. Consumption of processed foods.
  7. Drinking too much water along with meals.
  8. Sedentary lifestyle
  9. Low or no physical activity
  10. Midday naps
  11. Sleeping beyond 6am (Kapha time)
  12. Lack of mental stimulation.
  13. Loss or grief
  14. Absence of sensory stimulation tough experiences such as travel

How can you bring Kapha back into balance?

  1. Kapalabhati
  2. Sun salutations and other heating asanas
  3. Walking and hiking
  4. Eating according to your dosha and seasons (I write about Ayurvedic cooking for Spirituality & Health Magazine).
  5. Dry brushing


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