The elements water and earth rule this Dosha and provide the lubrication, moisture and structural integrity within the body.While your digestive strength is good, the metabolism is slow causing you to have a larger body structure. You tend to have oily skin and prefer warm weather over humidity. Your Kapha nature shows in expressive eyes often having long lashes and brows.
You like a routine to follow and prefer the tried and true path. You are calm and laid back by nature, not easily agitated. Your speech has a slow, regular rhythm. You have excellent people skills and feel better when you create harmony around you. You don’t “let go” easily and are the most sentimental of the three Doshas.
Daily lifestyle suggestions:
Vary your routine when you can, even if it is as simple as taking a different road one day of the week. Make friends with a Vata person as they will draw you out of a comfort zone. Enjoy but regulate the intake of cold heavy foods such as submarine sandwiches, fried foods and deserts. Drink skim or low fat milk/milk products. While you do not prefer rigorous exercise, engage in some physical activity. Take Chyawanprash daily to support your robust immune system.
When out of balance, what happens:
You tend to get into a rut and prefer to stay at home. You feel down and find that you eat more. You become emotionally sensitive and are offended easily. Conditions connected to the water principle such as sinus congestion, lymphatic and respiratory develop more quickly or take longer to relieve.
When out of balance, what you should do:
Even a small amount of physical activity is helpful. Walking, hiking, bicycling are great choices. Take up a hobby of something that you have not done before. Take Ashwagandha to improve energy levels. Gymnema to help reduce sugar cravings. The liver has many roles, one of which is fat metabolism, so periodically try a liver cleanse with Phyllanthus and simultaneously use Picrorrhiza to strengthen the liver. Reduce heavy moist foods such as dairy, eggs, wheat, rice and switch to light foods such as; salads, cooked vegetables, poultry. Here for some suggested recipes. Get a deep tissue massage to help move retained fluids. Use our Warming Massage Oil to benefit from the spicy, stimulating essential oils.