Kapha Dosha

What should we know about Kapha dosha?

The main characteristics of the Kapha dosha are as follows:

-It is composed of the Water and Earth elements.

-It is characterized by a heavier body type.

-Emotionally, Kapha individuals tend to be content and resistant to change.

-They are inclined to establish institutions, accumulate wealth, and possessions.


Foods and tastes that have a positive effect on Kapha dosha: Warm, light, dry, spicy, bitter, and astringent.

Foods and tastes that have a negative effect: Cold, heavy, oily, sweet, sour, and salty.

Imbalances of Kapha dosha (excess):

Lethargy, dullness, greed, possessiveness, sinus congestion, edema, asthma, gout, mucus-related issues, hay fever, painful joints, high cholesterol, and the potential development of tumors.

Factors contributing to high Kapha levels:

Excessive sleep, consumption of fatty foods, avoidance of physical activity, suppression of emotions, excessive consumption of sweets.

What can be done to improve Kapha dominance?

Engage in regular exercise, avoid fatty and heavy foods, limit bread and sweets. Practice fasting, eat slowly, and in moderation. Include pungent, bitter, and astringent tastes in your diet. Incorporate fresh vegetables and spices. Seek challenges and opportunities for growth.

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