The doshas refer to the three biological energies of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha that govern all our physical and mental processes. These energies are derived from the five elements: Space, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. The presence of three doshas is visible through out the human body and mind ranging from complex biological functions to personality traits.
One of the three doshas made of earth and water, characterized by fluidity, strength and nourishment in the body. The qualities of kapha dosha include heavy, slow, cool, oily, soft, smooth, sticky, cloudy, and sweet. These qualities are visible through out the human body and mind ranging from complex biological functions to personality traits.
It is the energy of ‘building’ and governs all processes related to lubrication of joints, moistening of food, energy storage, and relates to cool bodily fluids such as water, mucous, and lymph.
Heavy weight, broad frame, oily smooth skin, thick hair, strong white nails, large eyes, walk slow, talk slow, moderate appetite, prefer dry climate.
Qualities of balanced individuals
Compassionate, religious, sweet, gentle, patient, humble, calm, loving, loyal, nurturing, strong memory, good listeners, strong stamina.
Qualities of imbalanced individuals
Greedy, unchanging, hoard material things, easily attached to people & things, possessive, lethargic, slow to understand, introvert.
Obesity, heaviness, indigestion, colds, sinus congestion, laziness, excessive sleeping.
Ways Kapha Becomes Imbalanced
Excessive intake of fried diet, eating when the previous meal is not digested, sleeping during the day.
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