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Kapha Weight Loss Therapies

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Kapha Therapies

Specific Dosha Recommendations

"Knowledge is the true organ of sight, not the eyes."
Panchatantra


DOSHA TIME OF DAY
3:00 - 5:00 a.m. Vata
5:00 - 7:00 a.m. Vata/Kapha
7:00 - 9:00 a.m. Kapha
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Kapha/Pitta

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Pitta
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Vata
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Vata/Kapha
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Kapha
9:00 - 11:00 p.m. Kapha/Pitta

11:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m. Pitta

You will have the most physical energy and mental clarity at your dosha's hour.

Kapha (Earth)
Kaphas are earthy, heavy, and powerful. They have great endurance. They act and think methodically. When in balance, they are calm, compassionate, loving, nurturing, peaceful, and slow to anger. They seek comfort in food and gain weight easily. When imbalanced, they can be overweight, envious, possessive, depressed and lethargic.

Kapha Weight Control Therapies:
General Kapha Recommendations: Consistent, challenging exercise. Vary your daily routine. Consider weekly hiking, biking, or lifting weights. Kapha needs exercise, work, and stimulation.

Color Therapy: red, yellow, gold, orange. Avoid white, green and pastels.

You will benefit from incorporating these colors into your clothing and home decor. A simpler, less expensive way is to use a pillow, scarf or rug and focus on it during meditation.

Massage: Daily dry massage with silk glove followed by sesame oil massage.

Meditation Mantras: Aym stimulates mental clarity, increases control. Om for energy & clarity.

If reciting mantras does not feel natural to you, try meditating on the english word (or whatever your native language is). Silence is always appropriate during meditation.

Food: Limit sweet vegetables (potatoes, beets), nuts and dairy products. Eat pungent, bitter, and astringent foods (onion, garlic, leafy greens). Choose apricots, cherries, peaches, raisins, pomegranates, lemon, lime, cranberries, apples. Steamed vegetables: broccoli, celery, carrots, green beans, asparagus, bell peppers, spinach, peas, leeks, garlic. For grains, eat barley, buckwheat, quinoa, rye. Eat smaller meals. Eat mindfully.

See General Guidelines and the Eating Plan for more information.


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