About Kapha Dosha
Kapha is the third and last dosha. It’s made out of water and earth. Therefore, it’s dense, heavy and cold. People with a kapha dosha are very strong, stable, relaxed and grounded. They can be a bit slow, sometimes even lazy. They have a strong body with thick hair and strong teeth and rarely get sick. They have an amazing memory. They are the ones who always remember your birthday.
Kapha on the yoga mat
Kapha dosha tends to take it a bit too easy, so a strong yoga practice is actually best for this dosha.
Kapha and food
It’s best to eat a diet that helps to lower kapha.
No sweet, heavy, oily foods. Spicy & light foods are great! Especially lots of fruits, fresh green veggies, turmeric, chili peppers, garlic, ginger.
The best fruits are light and warming, such as apples, pears, pomegranates, cranberries, and apricots. Fruits like bananas, avocados, pineapples, oranges, peaches, coconuts, melons, dates, and figs should be avoided as they’re heavier and take longer to digest.
All vegetables are suitable for Kaphas, especially seaweed & all bitter veggies. This salad is perfect fo Kapha types.. try it!
Buckwheat with sea veggies, green veggies & spicy sunflower seed sauce
- 1 ½ cup cooked buckwheat
- about ¼ cup soaked arame (seaweed)
- about 3 – 4 hands of spinach
- 1 chili pepper (no seeds)
- ½ cup sunflower seeds
- genmai su (rice vinegar)
You can watch Irina make this salad in her class – Kapha balancing summer salad
Learn more in Irina’s series: Ayurveda: Yoga and food for your dosha