How to balance the Kapha Dosha
Ayurveda suggests the principle of opposites to keep a balance between all energies. Since the primary features of Kapha are heaviness, coolness, stability and oiliness simply spoken everything that is light, warm, active or dry might help to balance an aggravated Kapha Dosha—not only in primary Kapha types, but in every case of an unbalanced Kapha Dosha.
Main remedies for too much Kapha
- application of warmth; try some warm, dry and absorbing clothing
- pungent foods followed by bitter and astringent ones, remember to prefer light choices
- exercise and activity will also warm up your body
General Guidelines to balance an aggravated Kapha Dosha:
Try to avoid damp weather and workplaces. Warm water infused with spices such as ginger or turmeric help you warming up.
Avoid fatty, heavy and iced foods and try warm and light choices instead. Be careful not to overeat, but don’t skip meals and don’t fast—this would only further slow down metabolism.
Stay active both physically and mentally: vary your routine as much as possible (e.g. get up earlier to walk the dog), avoid daytime naps and get plenty of exercise. Don’t resist change and try not to dwell in the past too much. Try to learn a new skill or hobby, travel and welcome new relationships in your life.