Kapha Weight Loss Therapies
See General Weight Loss Therapies
Specific Dosha Recommendations
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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.
Vatas are usually thin, talkative, light, changeable, unpredictable, have quick minds and get cold easily. When in balance, they are cheerful, enthusiastic, charming, sensitive and creative. When imbalanced, they are anxious, tire easily, have short attention spans and irregular eating habits. They can also be prone to nervous disorders, constipation and insomnia.
Vata Weight Control Therapies:
General Vata Recommendations: Keep calm and warm. Choose warm foods. Follow a regular routine. Vata needs rest relaxation, peace, and stability.
Color Therapy: yellow-green, white, gold, orange. Grey, black and brown upset the air element.
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.
Aromatherapy: Essential oils with sweet, warm aromas help calm vata & your nervous system. Choose jasmine, clove, rose, cinnamon, vanilla, lemon or orange scents.
Caution: Essential oils must be handled carefully and used sparingly as they have strong medicinal properties. See General Guidelines for Basic Instructions.
Massage: Daily full-body oil massage. Also combine 2-3 drops rose aromatherapy oil with 2 teaspoons sesame or almond oil & apply to your wrist & the back of the head where the skull meets the neck bones.
Meditation Mantras: Shreem for health & harmony. Hoom for positive energy. 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 bitter foods and dried fruit (prunes) and dried vegetables. Eat salty, sour and sweet foods (yogurt, honey). The best fruits are apricots, lemons, limes, grapefruit, cherries, strawberries, raspberries, peaches, pineapples, papayas, mangos, kiwi, and melon. Fruit is best eaten between meals. Steam vegetables and consume with whole grains. For grains, choose oats, rice and wheat recommended). For vegetables, consume cucumbers, celery, asparagus, carrots, beets, olives, green beans, onions, leeks, cilantro, zucchini, and squash. Eat smaller meals, no more than 3-4 hours apart. Eat in a calm state of mind.
See General Guidelines and the Eating Plan for more information.