Ayurvedic wellness is based on the theory of the Panchamahabhuta. This theory states the entire universe including humans are made from the five great elements of earth, water, fire, air and space. And these five elements form the three doshas (biological energies) known as vata, pitta and kapha, that control and monitor all functions of our mind and body.
Every individual has all three doshas. However, one dosha will be predominant and governs important physiological wellbeing. Ayurveda’s secret to maintaining good health is to balance the predominant dosha throughout life. To do this, Ayurveda recommends a daily routine that balances each specific dosha. The daily routine is known as Dinacharya, and when done on a regular basis it becomes a very powerful tool for maintaining the best possible health.
Kapha dosha consists of two elements earth and water. Its qualities and characteristics are oily, heavy, slow, liquid, slimy and sticky. Kapha governs cohesion, structure and stability of the body. Its primary function is to protect the body and mind by governing formation, growth and lubrication of the joints, muscles, bones, fat, marrow, nutritive fluids and reproductive tissues.
What does a kapha dominant person need to maintain their best health throughout their life?
Kapha people normally have a strong body structure with excellent endurance and stamina. They have large soft eyes with smooth radiant skin, and thick hair. Those who are predominantly kapha sleep soundly and have regular digestion. However, kapha can accumulate in excess, causing weight gain, fluid retention, and allergies to manifest in the body. Kapha’s are naturally calm, thoughtful, caring and loving. They have an inherent ability to enjoy life and are comfortable with a routine. When in balance, Kapha’s are strong, loyal, patient, steady, and supportive.
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