• Kapha

    Kapha

    Water and Earth / Binding Force

    Kapha is the stable form composed of the elements of water and earth. The characteristics of Kapha are heavy, cold, oily, static, gross, cloudy, smooth, slow, wet, dense and soft. The Kapha dominant individual is taller or shorter than average with large bones, a solid build and broad or full features. When balanced, the Kapha person is relaxed, patient, conservative and stable. Accumulated Kapha can create lethargy, depression, weight gain, congestion and attachment. The cool, damp and heavy nature of Kapha is balanced by stimulating, warming and circulating ways.

    Characteristics

    Height, Body frame, Weight

    Tall and stocky or short and compact – large bones, solid build – gains weight easily, difficult to lose

    Face

    Large or broad facial features

    Eyes

    Large, round, pleasant eyes

    Hair

    Thick, wavy, oily, shiny or abundant hair

    Joints

    Round, fleshy, well-knit, padded, lubricated joints

    Skin

    Oily, moist, smooth, pale, soft, thick skin that tans gradually – prone to large or congested pores

    Circulation

    Cool or moist hands and feet – moderate circulation

    Eating & Sleeping Habits

    Over eating or sleeping too long

    Appetite & Thirst

    Stable appetite or thirst – prone to emotional eating

    Digestion – upper

    Slow but regular digestion – heavy feeling after eating

    Elimination

    Slow but regular elimination

    Energy & Endurance

    Low energy or slow, consistent pace – high endurance

    Immunity

    Strong resistance to illness

    Routines

    Likes simplicity and routine – resists change – attached

    Memory

    Slow to memorize, but once retained never forget

    Decisiveness

    Takes time making decisions – gathers details – stays with decision

    Speech

    Talks slowly and conservatively – even pitch or melodious speech

    Personality

    Detailed, methodical or conservative

    Stress Response

    Attached, cautious, lethargic, in denial, depressed, or greedy

    Social Preference

    Prefers time alone, loyal friendships

    Spending Habits

    Spends reluctantly, money is to saved for unknown

    Sleep Quality

    Fall asleep quickly and sleep heavy and long – wake up slowly but rested

    Climate Preference

    Prefers a dry and warm climate -dislikes wet, cold, and cloudy weather