Kapha

Kapha individuals are heavy set, natural athletes when exercising and eating well. They are however, prone to weight gain just by looking at food. Most kaphas remain healthy and are innately strong, do not feel physical hunger that vatas and pittas do. Kapha types sleep soundly and most often oversleep. Kapha types do not crave the excitement and stimulation and enjoy attachment to a stable status quo. Kaphas need motivation and stimulation just as vatas need balance and relaxation and pittas need a challenge.

Every individual has a unique constitution. There are seven types of constitutions – Vata, Pitta, Kapha, Vata-Pitta, Vata-Kapha, Pitta-Kapha and Vata-Pitta-Kapha. Although we have all three doshas we are one dominant dosha and a secondary less dominate dosha. Making most people dual doshic.

Ayurveda considers health to be a state of balance between vata, pitta and kapha, the digestive fire or agnis, the tissues or dhatus and kriya or processes. It is not the absence of disease, it is the presence of a functional relationship between body, mind and consciousness.

Foods that are suitable for your dosha: Dosha Food Balancing Chart