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How to Calm Kapha Dosha

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

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Shubhra Krishan

Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to 5 Yogi: How to feel like a sage while working like a dog (Hay House India, 2011).

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2:35PM PDT on Sep 15, 2013

Very interesting post. TY

4:07AM PDT on Aug 15, 2012

sounds mostly like me!

5:16PM PDT on Aug 13, 2012

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

9:25PM PST on Jan 31, 2012

Thank you! Informative!

4:01PM PST on Jan 28, 2012

thank you very much.I am related closely with it

12:43PM PST on Jan 28, 2012

sounds a lot like moi! thanks!

5:59PM PDT on Aug 30, 2011

Thank you1

7:36PM PDT on Aug 20, 2011

Good information, thank you.

4:52PM PDT on Jul 28, 2011

Very interesting post.

4:32PM PDT on Jul 28, 2011

Thank you

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