The last two blogs have focused on the Ayurveda doshas or energetic forces in the body called Vata (air/ether) and Pitta(fire/water) and tips to rebalance our current state in order to reset the balance of doshas to what they were at birth (Constitution). This week the focus will be on Kapha (earth/water) and tips to rebalance this expression in the body, mind and emotions.
Since we all have varying degrees of each of these doshas - Vata, Pitta and Kapha - there are times where we will find ourselves out of balance in one, two or all three of the doshas. The clues for an imbalance in Kapha is lethargy, heaviness, slowness and lack of motivation.
Last week I provided the link below to learn your constitution and current state according to Ayurveda. In case you haven't checked it out yet, here it is again.
Dr Claudia Welch and Banyan Botanicals have developed this fun and easy online tool for us to determine quite accurately our constitution and current imbalances. Of course being brutally honest in taking the quiz is important.
Ayurvedic Profile™ quiz. Take the quiz and Banyan sends personalized recommendations!
To return to balance for Kapha, we need to counter kapha’s heavy, slow, cool, oily, smooth, and sticky qualities. Like increases like and opposite helps to balance. Kapha is balanced with foods, herbs, and experiences that are light, sharp, hot, dry, rough, and clarifying. A simple guide for when kapha is aggravated - keep warm and dry, avoid daytime napping, and increase your activities. Though you may feel like sleeping and being a couch potato, allowing your body to do so will not energize you but will take you deeper into imbalance and you'll feel more sluggish, tired and uninspired with life.
TIPS TO PACIFY AND BALANCE KAPHA:
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