YOU ARE ALL KAPHA
YOU ARE GROUNDED, STABLE AND CALM IN THOUGHT, SPEECH AND ACTION. YOU ARE EASY-GOING AND SUPPORTIVE IN RELATIONSHIPS. THERE IS AN ELEMENT OF STEADINESS TO YOUR STEP, A QUALITY OF SERENITY IN YOUR SMILE. LOYALTY IS YOUR SECOND NAME.
What is "Kapha"?
Kapha is your dosha type. What is a dosha? It's simply the Ayurvedic definition for your bio-individuality. In other words it's your body type, which includes your metabolic constitution, your personality, and your physical characteristics.
By understanding what makes us unique, we can make better decisions as they relate to our diet, our lifestyle, and our mental health.
So I'm A Kapha. What Does This Mean?
KAPHA DERIVES FROM THE ELEMENTS OF EARTH AND WATER AND TRANSLATES AS “THAT WHICH STICKS.” IT IS THE ENERGY OF BUILDING AND LUBRICATION THAT PROVIDES THE BODY WITH PHYSICAL FORM, STRUCTURE, AND THE SMOOTH FUNCTIONING OF ALL ITS PARTS. KAPHA CAN BE THOUGHT OF AS THE ESSENTIAL CEMENT, GLUE, AND LUBRICATION OF THE BODY IN ONE.
Typical Kapha Characteristics:
HOW DO YOU KNOW YOU HAVE PUSHED YOUR LIMITS?
We often think of our health in terms of symptoms. We have a headache, or indigestion, or skin irritation. However, symptoms are just that, symptoms of an underlying problem or imbalance.
At The Holistic Highway we work with patients to treat the underlying cause of their imbalance and not just their symptoms.
To use an analogy, if you have a headache, we want to determine and treat the cause of your headaches, not just prescribe Tylenol for the pain. This is health-care, not sick-care, and it's the key to long term health, energy and vitality.
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF IMBALANCE:
LIFESTYLE RECOMMENDATIONS TO GET BACK IN BALANCE:
In order to eliminate symptoms and get back in balance, consider the following recommendations.
Triphala is made up of three fruits and is most commonly purchased as a powder.
Triphala has the following effects:
Triphala is most commonly known for its use as a gentle bowel tonic, being helpful in digestion, and supporting regular bowel movements. The combination of the three fruits has a synergistic effect to bolster many other systems as well.
In addition to the GI tract, Ayurveda uses triphala to support healthy respiratory, cardiovascular, urinary, reproductive, and nervous systems. Triphala has also been shown to be a powerful antioxidant, protecting cells from the damaging effects of free radicals.
The three fruits involved in making triphala are also known for their individual effects:
Once a week, exfoliate your skin with a cleansing scrub. Shampoo your hair every other day at least with a gentle natural shampoo. The ayurvedic oil massage, performed each morning before your shower or bath can help dislodge embedded toxins and increase natural energy levels.
Mustard oil will get your lymphatic system moving and this oil is known to improve cardiac health, has antibacterial properties and is an anti-fungal too. Its also great as a blood stimulant – all things that Kapha’s need.
A GREAT KAPHA PACIFYING LUNCH FOR YOU:
Baked Apples with Cranberries and Cloves
real food isn't made from ingredients
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"EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT, AND AS SUCH, YOUR TREATMENT MUST REFLECT YOUR INDIVIDUALITY." -Watch The Breakthrough TEDx Talk by Kerry Harling, CEO and founder of The Holistic Highway
To learn more about the lifestyle and diet changes that are best for Pittas, schedule a Complimentary Consultation with Kerry Harling, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner at the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Integrative Medicine, TED speaker and the founder of The Holistic Highway.