kapha - the nurturer

Your energy is governed by water and earth elements so you are naturally strong, supportive and calm.

kapha mind

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. 

kapha lifestyle

You love routine and stability. 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.

kapha body

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.

signs of kapha imbalance

An excess of Kapha energy can manifest in a slower metabolism, which in turn causes weight gain, fluid retention, joint pain and sinus and respiratory issues. Resistant to change, an imbalance will cause you to hold onto past hurts, take words to heart and to get stuck in patterns, relationships and careers that no longer serve you. 

Fatigue, low energy and lack of motivation are all further signs of imbalance and Kapha's have to be particularly careful of these issues in the colder, winter months. 

You are the most present and mindful of all the doshas, when in balance, so if you notice any of the signs mentioned above, check-in and adapt your diet and lifestyle to bring you back in sync.

how to get back in flow

step 1: embrace change

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.

what to include in your rituals


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. 


You may find you are easily grounded and can find stillness. The issue you might face with ayurvedic meditation is dozing off half way through! For this reason we recommend practicing moving meditation such as walking, hand gestures or chanting to keep your mind and body alert.⁠⁠


Try including detoxifying masks and massage oils into your beauty routine to get rid of stuck energy and toxins from your skin.

Apply vigorous, fast and stimulating strokes using a warm to hot Spirited massage oil.

step 2: adjust your diet

Your Ayurvedic diet will focus on limiting heavy foods. Weekly fasts will help you to detox a sluggish system, as will invigorating herbal teas. 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 demonstrates unmatched strength and resilience. 

kapha balancing essentials