Your constitution is Kapha, governing structure & stability. Your personality type is The Nurturing One with overall qualities of stable, cool, heavy, dense, moist, calm, and slow.

 

Kapha is responsible for the architecture and protection of the body. It is Kapha that lubricates your joints and hydrates your cells.  When it is well-behaved, its specialty is maintaining a grounded presence, while allowing for a healthy amount of sentimentality and compassion.


A healthy person with a Kapha-predominant constitution is laid back, dependable and loving.  They have a stable mind, strong body, and the ability to provide support for themselves and others. .

 

How do you know when Kapha is imbalanced?

 

In the mind of a Kapha, imbalance can manifest as low moods, lethargy, brain fog and a general feeling of feeling "stuck".  As the Kapha continues to get out of hand, signs will appear in other places as well. The respiratory system is particularly susceptible to excess Kapha, causing an accumulation of mucus, colds, and congestion. Weight gain is also a common symptom of imbalance.

 

Tips and tricks for when imbalanced:

 

1. Lifestyle:  
That new new.  Breaking out of routine with new experiences is also ideal for Kapha types.  Try a new game, go see a new part of the world, learn a new skill or hobby.  Build that inner fire.  Waking up early is best and avoid naps during the day.
    2.  Exercise:

    When exercising, work with forms of movement that are energizing and fast paced like heated yoga, kickboxing, and running.

     

    3.  Diet: 

    • Avoid heavy, oily, and too many sweet and salty foods
    • Steamed vegetable, soup, beans, raw foods and salads are great meal options
    • Add warming spices to food (garlic, onion, cinnamon, cayenne, ginger)
    • Eat your heaviest meal in the middle of the day
    • Room temperature water, not iced or boiling hot

     

    Recommendations for keeping Kapha balanced:

     

    HERBS

    Maca: An adaptogenic root with a mildly sweet & nutty flavor and helps to nourish the master adrenal glands to improve overall vitality.  Caffeine-free but a good source of energy for Kapha's.

    Rhodiola: Also, known as “arctic root” or “golden root” this adaptogen’s got brains and beauty, perfect for the grounding nature of Kapha.

    Astralagus: Known throughout Chinese history as “yellow leader”, this adaptogen root has been used for generations to strengthen Qi (pronounced “chee”), the body’s life force and protective energy.

    Echinacea: This beautiful purple flower has been used for years by Native Americans and traditional herbalists to support a healthy immune system, great for Kapha's who err heavy on eating a bit too much protein.

    Sea Buckthorn: Known as the “Holy Fruit of the Himalayas” this small orange berry is the world’s richest source of Omega 7, which promotes healthier hair, skin and nails. Sea Buckthorn is a deciduous shrub native to Europe, and good for Kapha, who may experience breakouts often.

    HERBAL TEAS

    Beauteaful: A herbal and non-caffeinated tea rich with Organic Rosehip, Organic Rooibos, Organic Goji Berry & Rose Oil. Promote clearer, youthful looking skin.

    Teatox: A time-honored blend of herbs to support regular detoxification of Kapha's accumulated toxins.
      SUPERFOOD BLENDS

      Slay All Day: Our proprietary green protein blend of Ceremonial Matcha, Chlorella, Ginseng Root, Pea Protein & Coconut Cream Powder. These superfoods will be a sustainable source of energy with 22g of protein per serving. Boost your immune system, sans jitters, especially for Kapha's that can often feel lethargic and "heavy". All day, every day.

      Follow Your Gut: Our proprietary anti-inflammatory blend of Turmeric, Astralagus Root, Wild Ginger, Black Pepper, Cayenne, Ginger & Coconut Cream Powder. These superfoods promote the growth of good bacteria and ultimate brain function, keeping Tri-Dosha's 

      JRINK

        Wake Me Up: If you're used to drinking a glass of orange or grapefruit juice in the morning, this will be an easy replacement for your fast breaking needs. Rich in turmeric and ginger, this will kickstart a Kapha's morning with a non-caffeinated energy zing (!). 

        Anti-inflammatory Shot: Turmeric and sour cherry are both loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. Great pre or post workout, to help muscles recover faster or as a natural alternative to ibuprofen. 

        GOOD VIBE TRIBE

        Sage Stick: Often used to cleanse and heal the person or object being “smudged”, a ritual of blessing and perfect for Kapha's needing a little spark of creativity.

        Rose Quartz: This crystal isn't just pretty, but is full of love and washes out toxic energy.  Great for Kapha's that need some self-care.  Good vibes only, ammirite?

         

         

        A summary of the three Dosha types can be found here:

         

         

        We're all Tri-Doshic in some respect but tend to lean towards one, two, or all depending on the season and what's going on in our lives at that time.  Here is more info on Vata, Vata-PittaPitta, and Pitta-Kapha.   To take our quiz again, visit this link

         

         

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