What is Kapha Dosha

What is Kapha Dosha

Dec 29, 2022

Vedics Wellness Rituals

KAPHA: What is Kapha Dosha?  Kapha is the biological water humor made up of water and earth and is the most stable of the three Doshas. The qualities of Kapha are cold, heavy and stable.

Personality And Physical Characters Of Kapha Dosha:

  • Round face
  • Big round eyes
  • Thick, wavy hair
  • Big, full lips
  • Thick skin
  • Short thick bones or long, thick bones
  • Very hairy body
  • Short square hands with short fingers
  • Easy to gain weight and hard to lose
  • A very loving heart
  • Quick to laugh
  • Quick to cry
  • Takes a long time to make decisions
  • Once decision is made will not change it
  • Stubborn
  • Committed to family and close friends
  • Doesn’t like to venture too far from home

When Kapha goes out of balance in the body, meaning that water and earth elements are too much, it shows signs of:

Effects Of Kapha Dosha Imbalance:

  • Depression
  • Obesity
  • Accumulation of things
  • Congestion in the body
  • Diabetes type 2
  • Strong desire for sweet taste

Ayurveda treats Kapha by using opposite qualities that are dry, warm, light and unstable. Treatments may include a dry herb massage and eating more dry foods that are light.