The Constitution of Kapha provides stability, dependability and structure. Of the 5 Elements in the Universe, we experience Kapha qualities in our bones, muscles and immune system. In balance, Kapha is sweet, loving and dear. Out of balance, Kapha can make us sad, sticky and lethargic.
Of the 5 Elements, Kapha is Earth and Water - the properties of holding
Qualities: Heavy, cool, moist, constant, soft, stable, and sweet.
Body characteristics: Stocky, large boned, good muscle development, short neck and rounded features. Difficulty losing weight.
Personality: Slow speaking, slow moving, good memory, consistent and dedicated.
Physical challenges: Prone to mucous conditions of the lungs and sinuses. Potential for water retention, weight gain, and diabetes.
Emotional challenges: Lethargy, depression and over attachment.
Qualities to Balance Kapha: Warm, light, mobile and dry.
Taste to balance: Pungent, bitter, astringent.
Color to balance: Yellow, red, orange, gold, violet; energizing colors.
Spices: Heating spices; chili, black or cayenne pepper, ginger, cinnamon, and cumin.
Aromas: warm, spicy and invigorating; rosemary, eucalyptus, peppermint and basil.
The gift of Kapha is unconditional love, nurturing and devotion. We love our sweet, caring Kapha qualities in ourselves and those around us!