Sunday, 13 March 2016

Ayurveda health and beauty- kapha

People in whom the kapha dosha dominates are lovely people - kind, compassionate and tolerant.  They also stay calm in stressful situations, sleep well and have good memories.  
Kaphas have good complexions, thick hair and lovely eyes and tend to age well.  

However when kapha is out of balance their hair and skin can become greasy and they have a tendency to put on weight.  For greasy skin, cleanse with equal parts lemon juice and warm water.  Apply with a cotton pad.  Finish by splashing with cold water.  Lemon juice can also be used for greasy hair.  After you have rinsed off your shampoo, dab your hair dry with a towel then rinse with 8 tablespoons of lemon juice mixed with 500ml water, massaging the rinse into your scalp.   

When out of balance kaphas tend tend to have a slow metabolism and so put on weight. This may also lead to lethargy and depression.  Vigorous exercise can help with weight gain and depression. The following yoga videos are on my YouTube Channel. Please see 'Yoga for weight loss-Part 1' and 'Yoga for weight loss-Part 2'-
Please see the Playlist on my YouTube Channel-'Yoga for mild depression'-

A good diet should be include plenty of fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, beans, lentils, wholegrain cereals, fish including oily fish, poultry(no skin) and occasional lean red meat. Eat wholegrains and avoid refined carbs and processed foods.  Kaphas may need to avoid dairy as they tend not to digest it well. Spicy foods are good to include.  These measures will reduce the risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes that can sometimes occur when kapha is out of balance.

Out of balance, kaphas can also suffer from a sluggish digestion leading to constipation. They should include plenty of fibre in their diet and drink plenty. 

Other health issues that may occur if kapha is out of balance are sinus problems and respiratory congestion. Kaphas should keep their immunity boosted. Please see the Playlist on my YouTube Channel- 'Yoga for boosting immunity'-

Please also see 'Ayurveda Doshas-Kapha' on my YouTube Channel- 

Janet x

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