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Characteristics of Kapha Dosha

Written by Admin |Updated : September 25, 2014 4:12 PM IST

kapha doshaKapha is one of the three doshas in Ayurvedic medicine.

Physical characteristics of a person with Kapha Dosha:

Gains weight easily. Loses weight with difficulty
Short and stocky or tall and sturdy
Hair, neck are all 'thick'
Abundant strength and stamina
Weak digestion. Feels heavy after eating
Regular bowel movements
Oily skin. Smooth and pale
Sleeps easily and soundly
Catches cold easily
Prefers hot weather

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Psychological characteristics of a person with Kapha Dosha:

Calm nature
Prefers slow, relaxed lifestyle
Not a very quick learner but excellent long term memory
Sentimental. Often thinks of past
Protective of self and family
Lets negative emotions build up rather than addressing them
Lets others take the lead
Natural listener who many people confide in.

Suggested affirmations and practice

Affirm "All that is there is the present moment alone"
Practise meditation to become less emotional and detached.
Make regular physical exertion part of your routine.


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