10 Minute Kapha Yoga Practice

January 11, 2018

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Learn a little more about the third dosha in our series kapha. If you want to know a little more about vata & pitta you can find that information over here.

Need to knows

  • The force of cohesion   
  • Water Element associated with pitta 
  • Nourishment, Lubrication, Repair 
  • Spring season

Guna Qualities 

Wet, Cold, Heavy, Soft, Moist, Oily, Static

Locations

Stomach, Lungs, Sinuses, Joints

Positive Qualities                                                Downside qualities 

*Means hug (bring together)                                *Suffocation of people

*Grounded                                                            *Can get complacent                   

*Safety                                                                  *Out of balance can mean lower motivation 

 *Go with the flow personality                               *Slower metabolism

                         

                      

Digestion

  • Kaphas do best with drying diets- spicy, crunchy foods & a predominance of green vegetables
  • Tendency to overeat which causes the stomach lining to become more liquid which contributes to overproduction of mucus = colds, congestion, asthma, water retention
  • 2-3 meals a day are best for kaphas
  • Best foods- Astringent grains such as millet, buckwheat, pomegranates, leafy greens, lemons & grapefruit
  • Spices- Fennel, pepper, cloves, cinnamon, go big with spices 
  • Lemon & honey are your pals

Tendencies

  • Body at rest stays at rest
  • Heaviness feeling
  • Designed to give

Remedies 

  • Declutter- kaphas tend to collect things
  • Stimulate the senses daily- explore new places, sights, sounds, colors, etc.
  • Get to bed early 6-8 hours of sleep ideal for kaphas not 10 as you might think
  • Chew on fennel- instead of snacking sip hot water & toasted fennel seeds
  • Digest your meals before ingesting your next meal
  • Decongest- neti pot

How to find if kapha is off?

Typically habits are off. Not as lively they get out of their exercise, nutrition routines, need lighter foods, sat to long recently.

Workouts

  • High intensity, group environment more inviting, compound exercises, morning movement to start the day essential for kaphas

General Practices

  • Dry brush every day – helps with circulation
  • Wake up & move- 10 minutes is good, 20 minutes great
  • 1/3 food, 1/3 water, 1/3 space when eating to see room for digestion
  • Spice is your friend as are honey & lemon 
  • Go to bed early & get up at dawn for movement practice
  • Move, move, move

10 Minute Kapha Yoga Practice

Learn more about your Dosha below!

Looking for more about each dosha or to find out which dosha you are, check out the find your dosha quiz for even more vata, pitta & kapha information!

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I specialize in hormonal & postpartum support using Ayurveda as the guide. 

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I graduated from Shakti School in 2019 as an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor. I'm a 500 HR Yoga Teacher and Ayurvedic postpartum doula graduate from Inner Sun & Moon AyurDoula Program. I've specialized in pre/postpartum fitness since 2007. 

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