Important Tips to Embrace a Balanced Kapha Lifestyle - Healing Hands Massage and Ayurvedic Spa Specialist in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Concludes this 3 Part Series

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Healing Hands Massage and Ayurvedic Spa Specialist issues helpful hints on engaging a well-balanced Kapha Ayurvedic Lifestyle. This series concludes with Kapha, the last of the three Ayurvedic energetic categories; the previous two were Vata and Pitta.

kapha body type

Earth + Water = Kapha

The key to balancing the density of Kapha energy is stimulation. Kapha's benefit from the sensory stimulation of new sights, sounds, and experiences.

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, 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 in harmony to attain well-being.

Kapha is earth and provides solidity. Water offers cohesiveness. United, they form the Kapha dosha. Kapha is responsible for structure and solidity. It stabilizes the subtlety of thoughts in the mind and improves 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 is affectionate, compassionate, forgiving, emotionally steady, relaxed, and slow. They will likely act methodically, have a good memory, good stamina, show stability, and have a natural resistance to sickness.

A Kapha who is “out of balance” is likely to be too complacent and dull. They may tend to allergies, slow digestion, and lethargy. Their excesses include being too possessive and over-attached, a tendency to oversleep, and being 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:
Dietary tips:

  • Best to favor bitter and astringent tastes in diet and herbs such as the dark leafy greens like arugula or spinach, and dandelion root, juniper and hawthorn berries.
  • Use dry, pungent and hot substances such as roasted nuts, granola, healthy dry cereals, ginger, curries, chilies and other spicy foods.
  • Fast one day a week using teas and vegetable juices to help stoke digestive fires
  • No breakfast before 10 am
  • Light dinner in evening

Other activities:

  • Minimum amount of sleep
  • Physical and mental exercise
  • Take regular bath and sauna to promote sweating
  • Frequent sexual intercourse
  • Best stones - yellow topaz, coral, diamond
  • Best metal to use on the body is copper, iron
  • Best colors are yellow, brown, red

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.

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