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The Kapha dosha is comprised of Earth and water energy. It’s soothing, grounding, cooling and sometimes lazy. Kaphas are known to be nurturing and supportive but sometimes have a difficult time with their own self-care because they put the needs of others before their own. They’re habitual and stable, which others can sometimes see as boring and repetitive. Though they are the most loving of the doshas, they also are the most likely to suffer from depression because they keep what is going on internally inside of themselves, which leads to throat chakra imbalance issues such as thyroid problems, mucus and colds. The hardest part for them is allowing more movement into their lives.
When Kaphas are in balance, they are peaceful, grounded, and authentic. When Kaphas fall out of balance, they binge-eat and under-exercise, causing weight-gain and diabetes. If you’re a Kapha, you will likely relate to some of the following situations. (Take our Dosha Quiz now to discover your own mind-body type.)
About Our Expert
Sahara Rose Ketabi is an expert in the mind-body connection. She is the author of the Idiot’s Guide to Ayurveda, with foreword by Deepak Chopra, Host of the Highest Self Podcast, blogger behind Eat Feel Fresh, as well as a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Sports Nutritionist and Holistic Health Coach. She internationally known for her unique blend of ancient Eastern healing and spiritual systems and modern western psychology and science, and has spoken at events such as Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign at Harvard Medical School. Discover your mind-body type on her quiz at www.eatfeelfresh.com to receive a free 3-day mini-course and follow her on Instagram @EatFeelFresh for sacred wisdom from the physical to the metaphysical.