How to Calm Kapha Dosha

If you have been suffering from pimples, acne, blackheads, flatulence, bloating and lethargy, your ruling dosha or humor is most likely Kapha.

Kapha dosha is composed of the elements of earth and water. So, everything in your personality, right from your skin and hair type to your moods and actions, is ‘earthy’ in nature.

If you are a kapha type:

Your skin is soft and oily.
It looks younger and ages slower because of its natural moisture content.
You have thick, lush hair.
Your body is heavy set, and tends to gain weight.
You are an easygoing, gentle and graceful person.
You tend to be possessive and stubborn.

 

Kapha Skin’s Typical Problems:

Your skin tends to get clogged with all that oil, so you often suffer from acne, blackheads and pimples.
Water retention and weight gain can cause cellulite to form.
You cannot bear cold, damp weather.
Emotional stress causes your skin to look oilier and duller.

 

10  Terrific Kapha Calmers
Light fruits such as peaches, pears, apples
Hot, clear soups and curries spiked with ginger—excellent for detox
Zesty warming spices such as cumin, black pepper and cayenne
Light whole grains such as oats, quinoa, amaranth, barley and couscous
Daily cleansing of the skin
Twice-a-week exfoliation to keep pores from clogging
Gentle and non-strenuous exercise such as walking and yoga. Exercise boosts circulation and opens pores, both of which are essential for your skin.
Meditation
Invigorating essential oils such as lemon, peppermint and juniper
The company of energetic, goal-oriented people

Related:
Kitchen Cupboard Ayurvedic Skin Types

42 comments

Waltraud U.
Waltraud U3 years ago

Very interesting post. TY

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Siti R.
Siti R4 years ago

sounds mostly like me!

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Bonnie M.
Bonnie M4 years ago

Really interesting- how did the study come up with these points?

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Debbie Bush
Debbie Bush5 years ago

Thank you! Informative!

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jayasri amma
jayasri amma5 years ago

thank you very much.I am related closely with it

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Siti Rohana
Siti R5 years ago

sounds a lot like moi! thanks!

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Eternal Gardener
Eternal G5 years ago

Thank you1

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Khat Bliss
Past Member 5 years ago

Good information, thank you.

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Christopher W.
Christopher W.5 years ago

Very interesting post.

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irene fernandez
irene Fernandez5 years ago

Thank you

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