Category Archives: Kapha Dosha

Yoga Pose of the Month: Vasisthasana

VasisthasanaAs we make our way into the summer, I wanted to incorporate a pose that will shed any residual Kapha (congestion, weight gain, sluggishness, etc) that may be left over from the winter and spring seasons.  Vasisthasana is the perfect choice, as we get moving and shaking in a very balanced manner.  This posture is considered tri-doshic meaning it is suitable for all body types, as it targets and tones multiple areas of the body from head to toe. Continue reading »

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Kapha-Reducing Springtime Yoga Routine

gomukhasana modificationSpring is finally here, the sun is shining and the cold is slowly melting away.  As we shift into a new season, we must remember that our daily needs are shifting too.  Winter was a time for restoration, but now with the blossoming of Spring, we must begin to incorporate more movement and lightness into our daily habits.  A powerful way to begin to shift this energy and flow with the seasons is to incorporate these changes into our Yoga routine.  Continue reading »

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Tulsi, Ginger, Turmeric Tea Recipe

One of my favorite elements about the fall is being able to enjoy a warm glass of tea as I bundle up in a warm cozy blanket. This particular Ayurvedic tea recipe is exceptionally spectacular, as it is immune boosting, digestion enhancing, detoxifying, bug-killing, delicious goodness in one soothing cup. Continue reading »

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Ask Ayurveda: What are some healthy snack options for Kapha body-types?

kape chips for kaphaDear Ask Ayurveda:

“I am a Kapha body-type and find myself frustrated once in a while at all of the food restrictions that we have to endure.  I am not currently overweight, but I definitely gain weight extremely easily if I am not careful.  I often read that Kapha types should not eat snacks between meals, and I was curious as to how strict I should be about this.  I am not trying to lose weight anymore, but I also do not want to gain weight.  I am often worried that if I do the wrong things I will be back where I was before (I have lost 30 lbs in the last 2 years).  I typically can make it through a day without snacking, but once in a while it would be nice to have some healthy options in case I want to “cheat” a little.  Do you have any suggestions on some healthy snacks that will not increase my Kapha or cause me to gain weight?” Happy Kapha from California Continue reading »

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How to Modify the Kitchari Cleanse for your Dosha

vata kitchari ingredientsThe Kitchari Cleanse is a common protocol for detoxification in Ayurveda.  Although it is widely practiced, there are many different methods of administration depending on the needs of the individual.  Therefore it is essential to establish any disorder or imbalance that is currently present in order to gain the most out of your cleanse, and more importantly avoid further complications.   Continue reading »

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10 Practices for a Healthy Springtime Transition

spring flowerSpring is such an amazing time of year.  The weather becomes warmer, the days longer and new life is blossoming all around.  It is a time of rebirth for the trees and plants and can be a time of renewal for us as well.  The long, cold, dark winters can be nice at first; but after several months of this, one can be left feeling heavy, congested, stagnant and weighed down. Continue reading »

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How to Balance Kapha Dosha

gingertea2Kapha Dosha is the soft, yet powerful energetic force residing in the body, comprised of both the Earth and Water elements.  Kapha is typically considered the stable, sturdy, gross (as in solid) and unctuous property in the body.  As a biological force, its main functions include support, lubrication, nourishment, strength, stamina and physical growth.  When Kapha is in balance it brings a sense of groundedness, stability, compassion and contentment.  If Kapha is increased in the body, however, these positive traits may turn into laziness, lethargy, poor metabolism, low motivation, depression, attachment and greed.    Continue reading »

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