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Ayurveda Part IV Kapha Energy

Kapha – The Energy of Lubrication


In our first blog, we discussed a brief overview of Ayurveda. We will now explore further the

important Principal Energies. Ayurveda holds the idea that three energy principals

are found in all living things. When applied correctly, all three of these principles help

the body and mind stay in balance. Of course, it is important to learn and understand how they

work. In this blog, we will explore Kapha, the energy of lubrication.


The path towards balance and health depends on how conscious one is about the dos and

don’ts of their diet and lifestyle. Kapha, one of the three energy types, concerns itself with the

energy that forms the body’s structure. The bones, muscles, and tendons – Kapha is the energy

that holds everything together and lubricates joints, skin, and immunity. It is believed that

protection is Kapha's greatest purpose.

Deeper Dive:

Knowledge of one’s dominant energy allows that individual to make changes and

adjustments that help maximize balance and health. Kapha supports emotional calm, mental

and physical endurance, it also allows one to feel deeply, to empathize, and be compassionate.

Ayurveda teaches that contentment is one of the major benefits for a Kapha balanced life. In

balance, Kaphas are strong, loyal, patient, steady, and supportive. People with a dominant

Kapha energy tend to hold on to things, jobs, and relationships; so, they need new stimulations

of sights, sounds, and experiences. Kapha diet should be lively and full of energy to help spark

the digestive and metabolic systems. It is recommended to eat the largest meal at lunchtime

and a smaller meal at dinnertime.

Important Keys:

There are general guidelines to maintaining Kapha balance.

Diet – avoid heavy foods, seek food that is light, dry, or warm, seek foods with pungent, bitter,

and astringent tastes, avoid foods with sweet, sour, and salty tastes

Temperature – stay warm, avoid cold, damp conditions, use dry heat for congestion, avoid

exposing nose, throat, and lungs to cold winter air when not feeling well

Lifestyle – get plenty of exercise, stay active, seek new experiences, vary routines, avoid

daytime naps, avoid clutter from accumulating in the home, office, car, and other physical


Wrap up:

Kapha dominant are known for keeping things together and being a support system for others.

They rarely get upset, think before acting, and go through life in a slow, deliberate manner.

They should be focus on regular exercise, a healthy diet and establish a regular sleep routine.

For those unfamiliar with this ancient knowledge, it is urged to explore and adopt many of the

principals into your own life and experience the many benefits Ayurveda offers.


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