Kapha is unctuous, cool, heavy, slow, smooth, soft, and static.
The main qualities of kapha are also dense, cloudy, and viscous. Having a kapha-predominant prakriti means that these qualities express themselves generously throughout your mental, emotional, and physical make up. You may find them reflected in your strengths and weaknesses.
The unctuous quality can allow for smooth joint function but, if pronounced, can lead to excess mucous.
The cool quality may manifest as cool skin and a laid-back, cool temperament.
Heaviness may manifest as a large, sturdy, grounded physical and emotional constitution and, in excess, as being overweight or experiencing a subjective feeling of heaviness in the mind.
Slowness may manifest as a slow gait or a slow, steady pace that you can maintain. In excess, you may get stuck in a pattern that may not be the best for you.
Softness can manifest as a soft heart that is easily empathic. Another manifestation of this quality is having soft skin.
Stability can be an asset that friends, family, and colleagues probably recognize and perhaps lean on, but in excess could become stubbornness or sluggishness. You could become so stable that you are disinclined toward any physical activity.
Density can manifest as good stamina and strong, well-formed muscles and bones. This enables the kapha constitution to withstand vigorous exercise. This quality is also responsible for dense, luxurious hair.
Increasing the inherent qualities of kapha will increase kapha in your body, mind, and spirit. As kapha is inherently cool, heavy, and wet—cold weather, heavy foods, or wet seasons tend to increase kapha. Knowing this can help identify which lifestyle choices, foods, or environments will bring balance to your constitution.
If Kapha individual ( heavy, dense, wet, cold, and static) eat a large bowl of ice cream (heavy, dense, wet, and cold,) at night (cold) in winter in Vermont (cold, wet), he be sure that kapha will increase in your system. The next morning he finds himself with a cold, having gained a pound or two (the increase of heavy and dense), and less likely to move than ever (static).
Our lives, environments and health change regularly. I recommend that you do Vikriti test every month. Then we can see how things have changed and decide which remedies would be the most beneficial to regain balance. It may be helpful to learn more about kapha so that you can understand why following these simple guidelines really can help.
Manage your Pitta-Kapha Constitution
Being a pitta-kapha type means that two doshas are predominant in your constitution. It is usually best to manage a dual dosha prakriti according to the season. In general, as a pitta-kapha, follow a pitta-pacifying regimen during the late spring and summer seasons especially when the weather is hot. Follow a kapha-pacifying regimen during the cooler times of year like fall, winter and early spring and especially when the weather is cool and damp.
Manage your Vata-Kapha Constitution
Being a vata-kapha type means that two doshas are predominant in your constitution. It is usually best to manage a dual dosha prakriti according to the season. In general, as a vata-kapha follow a vata-pacifying regimen during the summer and fall seasons, during the change of seasons and especially when the weather is cool and dry. Follow a kapha-pacifying regimen during the winter and spring and especially when the weather is cool and damp.
Being a vata-pitta-kapha type means that all three doshas are strong forces in your constitution. If you are one of the rare people who possess this prakriti, good news: you have a very sturdy constitution. You tend to get sick less than others and can tolerate a wide variety of seasons and environmental conditions. By nature, your constitutional forces will tend to balance each other and maintain a healthy equilibrium. Whether your doshas are quantitatively equal or one or two are a bit more dominant, the strategy for managing them is the same. You manage them primarily according to the season. In general, follow a vata-pacifying regimen during the fall and early winter, during the change of seasons and especially when the weather is cool, dry and windy. Follow a pitta-pacifying regimen during the late spring and summer seasons and especially when the weather is hot. Follow a kapha-pacifying regimen during the late winter and spring and especially when the weather is cool and damp.
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