ELEMENTS: Earth & Water
Larger body type, not necessarily overweight. Gains weight easily, holds fat and water. Strong, great powerful athlete when in shape.
Grounded, stable, solid, clear about the ways of the world. Sensual, strong sexuality, sense of physicality, steady appetite, but not overly strong like Pitta. Can miss a meal. Slower metabolism, resists exercise and is slower moving. Often trying to lighten up (physically and emotionally).
SIGNS OF BALANCE
Reliable, dependable, calm, peacekeeper, even-tempered, loving and affectionate.
SIGNS OF IMBALANCE
Holds on to emotions, lethargic, sleeping too much, depressed, lack of enthusiasm, feeling dull and sluggish, overweight and congestion.
ORGANS TO NOURISH
Lungs, stomach, body fat and lymphatic system.
FOODS TO REDUCE
High-fat foods, heavy and fatty proteins, dairy, gluten-based grains, red meats and starchy vegetables.
FOODS TO INCREASE
Drying and heating foods, heating and pungent spices for their thermogenic properties, lighter grains, light proteins and vegetables.
Beans, quinoa, spinach, dandelion, salads, cayenne, pepper and ginger. Self-acceptance and body-image affirmations and cardiovascular exercises. Love the body you have (Kapha woman trying to be Vata).