KAPHA DOSHA

**The Tortoise**

STABLE AND SMOOTH

 

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Kapha dosha, ruled by the concept of stability, is most well-known for its heavy and dense qualities. It is made up of the elements Earth and Water, making it cold, moist, heavy, and stable. In the body, Kapha dosha manifests in our bones and muscles; the more Kapha dosha is present in the body, the larger and more dense the bones will be. Big linebacker football players, for example, have a lot of Kapha dosha!

Kapha dosha is the energy that quite literally holds the body together, in the expression of shape and form. It is also the energy of creation, so it rules any new venture or birth. Steady and slow, Kapha dosha is like an elephant or a tortoise ~ not the fastest or flashiest, but frequently wins the race in the long run!

IN BALANCE, KAPHA DOSHA IS…

Unconditionally loving and open-hearted

Calm, steady and graceful

Flexible

OUT OF BALANCE, KAPHA DOSHA IS…

Overweight and overflowing with abundant mucous and sweat

Overly attached, greedy and lazy

Stubborn

TO BRING BALANCE TO KAPHA DOSHA…

Get out of bed early and often

Perform vigorous exercise daily

Choose a diet that is predominant in vegetables

Eat a large lunch and a small breakfast and dinner

Do not oversleep or take naps during the day

Emphasize uplifting colors like lemon yellow, pure white, and gold in your home

Practice letting go

Kapha: qualities reflecting the elements water and earth.

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