We raise our Kapha by oversleeping, overeating, insufficient exercise or variety in ones life. We don't need the "couch-potato" we need, the compassionate, forgiving, relaxed, and methodical, stable person that the Kapha person is born to be.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (PRWEB) May 01, 2012
Healing Hands Massage and Ayurvedic Spa Specialist issues helpful hints on engaging a Kapha balanced Ayurvedic Lifestyle. Ayurvedic practitioners, understand that the Universe and all of its components are made up of five elements: space, air, fire, water, earth. Each element relates to one of the five human senses: speech, sight, sound, touch, and taste. Ayurvedic medicine is based on the concept of tridosha, or the three doshas. Doshas are energetic forces that manifest from the five elements to support the basic functions of our mind body connection. All three doshas must work together in harmony to attain perfect well being.
Kapha is earth and provides solidity. Water offers cohesiveness. United, they form the Kapha dosha, which has a heavy, cold, oily and cohesive property. Kapha is responsible for structure and solidity. It stabilizes the subtlety of thoughts in the mind and elongates memory. It also binds and lubricates our physical tissues with mucus, body fluids, and plasma, which provide structure and firmness to the body.
An “in balance” Kapha Affectionate, compassionate, forgiving emotionally steady, relaxed, slow, methodical, good memory, good stamina, stability, natural resistance to sickness.
A Kapha who is “out of balance” Complacent, dull, oily skin, allergies slow digestion, lethargic, possessive, over attached, tendency to oversleep, overweight.
Causes of Kapha imbalances: Excessive rest and oversleeping, overeating, insufficient exercise, too little variety in life, heavy, unctuous foods, too much sweet, sour or salty food cold, wet weather.
Going Kapha - In order to gain a Kapha balance, the following are suggested:
*Best to favor bitter and astringent tastes in diet and herbs
- Minimum sleep
- Fast twenty-fours a week
- Physical and mental exercise
- Sexual intercourse
- Light dinner in evening
- Best stones - yellow topaz, coral, diamond
- No breakfast before 10 am
- Best metal to use on the body is copper, iron
- Best colors are yellow, brown, red
- Use dry, sour, pungent and hot substances
- Take regular bath and sauna to promote sweating
Do the thing
Find out which dosha is most prevalent and determine where there are imbalances by taking a self test, or call Healing Hands at 305-810-8534 to schedule an appointment or a phone consultation.
Healing Hands has a licensed massage therapist, Ayurvedic practitioners, a wellness coach and a health mentor with more than 20 years of experience in the wellness industry. The expert specializes in Ayurvedic treatments and body reeducation to treat pain, attain balance and achieve quality of life. Healing Hands instructs spas in Ayurvedic treatments and advanced massage techniques, and conducts wellness seminars. 305-810-8534.