(pron: ka-fuh). Your grounded energy is heavy and governs bodily growth associated with fat, tissues, muscles and a healthy immune system. You are loving, compassionate, easygoing, calm and non-judgemental. You appreciate simple pleasures and enjoy an unhurried life. Methodical; you take your time to learn but never forget. Physically you have a strong digestive system, healthy sleep patterns, slightly oily, but radiant skin and thick, lush hair. You speak slowly, thoughtfully and clear. The most balanced of all three dosha, friends and colleagues rely on you as the voice of reason and someone who can bring perspective and calm to any situation.

How to feel your best

Given you tend to get stuck, it’s important you bring more variety into your life. Try learning new things and see it as a way to also meet new people and broaden your horizons. Don’t be afraid to take a leap of faith but don’t make big changes until you are back in balance. Physically you need to focus on daily endurance exercises such as swimming, cycling and weight training to get the endorphins kicking in and to jolt you out of your routine. Weekly fasts will help you to detox a sluggish system, as will invigorating, detoxifying masks, herbal teas and massage oils. Opt for light, warm, spicy foods to help boost the system and eat sweets and dairy only when you feel back in balance. Once back in balance Kapha demonstrate unmatched strength and resilience. 

Estelle Bingham. Kapha Sound Therapy