Introduction to the Kapha Dosha

January 30, 2024

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What are the doshas? 

In Ayurveda, the traditional system of medicine originating in India, the doshas are three fundamental energies or principles that govern various physiological and psychological functions within the body. These doshas are believed to be derived from the five elements (earth, water, fire, air, and space) and are present in varying degrees in every individual.

 

 

The balance of these doshas is unique for each individual and is influenced by various factors such as diet, lifestyle, environment, and genetics. Ayurveda seeks to maintain or restore this balance to promote overall health and well-being. Individuals are often categorized into dosha types (Vata, Pitta, Kapha dominant) to guide personalized health practices, including diet, exercise, and daily routines. Ayurvedic practitioners use this holistic approach to address imbalances and promote harmony within the body and mind.

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Vata Dosha

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Ayurveda (which literally translates to the wisdom of life) originated in India over 5000 years ago and it's ancient wisdom is still vital in today's world.

 

Understanding Kapha Dosha

  • Definition and characteristics of Kapha Dosha.
  • The role of water and earth elements in shaping
    kapha.
  • Qualities of Kapha: Untuncious, cold, heavy, slow, liquid, oily, dense, and static.
  • The role of kapha in stability and strength.

Kapha Love

Kapha, often referred to as the dosha of stability and nourishment, plays a crucial role in maintaining balance within our bodies and minds. It's responsible for structure, lubrication, and support, providing the foundation for our physical and emotional well-being. In this episode, we'll explore the characteristics of Kapha, how it manifests in our lives, and most importantly, how to keep it in balance to foster vitality and health."

Kapha Balance vs. Imbalance

  • Signs of balanced Kapha vs. imbalanced Kapha.
  • Common symptoms of Kapha stagnation, trouble getting motivated, greed, hoarding.
  • Balanced kapha, grounded, warm, stable, givers.
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Kapha & Lifestyle

  • Discuss the factors that can increase Kapha, such as spring weather, heavy, and wet rains.  Sweet and salty foods, no motivation, stagnation in mind and body.
  • Ways to identify personal triggers for kapha imbalance.
  • Tips for managing and preventing kapha stagnation.
  • Dietary recommendations for balancing kapha (warming foods, hydration, avoiding sweet foods).
  • Lifestyle practices to pacify kapha (movement, not overly heavy foods, gather with friends.
  • The role of Ayurvedic herbs and practices in restoring balance.

Yoga & Kapha Dosha

  • Yoga poses and practices beneficial for pacifying kapha.
  • Emphasizing uplifting and invigratiting poses and practices. Vinyasa, backbend/heart opening practices.
  • Yoga Asana- Back bends, Lateral extensions of the spine, extensions of the spine, inversions.
  • The connection between breathwork (Pranayama) and kapha balance.- Kapalbhati, bhastrika, agni sara breath.

Ayurvedic Remedies for Kapha Imbalances

Kapha Dosha and Mind-Body Connection

    • Explore the connection between Kapha Dosha and mental well-being.
    • Mindful practices for uplifting Kapha-related mental patterns.

Conclusion

  • Movement, mindfulness and mother nature will benefit all three doshas.
  • Understanding what amount of each practice is best to help you find your balance is key.
  • Opposites in Ayurveda heal.

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

I host a weekly podcast, Peaceful Power Podcast and have written two cyclical living books- Divine Body Wisdom and Ayurvedic Approach to Healing Your Menstrual Cycle. 

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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