What Is Kapha Dosha?

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.

What Is Kapha Dosha?Kapha Dosha

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.


Physiological Characteristics

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.


Physical Characteristics

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.


Common Disorders

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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About Preeti Gupta

Preeti Gupta is a classically trained Ayurvedic Practitioner practicing in the Bay area. She provides personalized Ayurvedic counseling sessions and monthly group wellness events that focus on balanced diet, healthy nutrition, natural detoxification, rejuvenation and disease prevention. She is passionate about using food as a medicine, and she looks forward to being part of your Ayurvedic journey soon!