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Ayurveda at Triyoga in Camden, London NW1. Consultations, Ayurvedic massage, facial massage and energy healing. Jacqui Gibbons is an experienced natural healthAyurvedic practitioner. 

Your prakriti | Kapha

Kapha people's dominant earth and water energy makes them strong, steady and slow-moving. Kaphas are calm and content, loving and nurturing; the earth mother. 

 

They have a well-developed physique, may be short, sometimes stocky, and gain weight easily. They have oily, pale skin, round features and a regular, mild appetite and slow digestion. 

However, their slowness, heaviness and "I'll do it tomorrow" approach makes them prone to particular ailments. Kapha people need to get up, get moving and do vigorous exercise. They can easily become couch potatoes, which causes stagnation and related health problems, such as lung problems and excess weight. 

Eating specific foods and making certain lifestyle choices can keep body and mind in balance. Based on your individual mind-body type, I can help you create a vision for a healthy new you and a plan to get you there.

Kapha mentality and motivation

Positive tendencies Calm, relaxed, content, grounded, steady, loyal, tolerant, patient, affectionate, compassionate, nurturing, loving. Desire to help others be comfortable and cared for. 

Negative tendencies Complacent, greedy, sentimental, lethargic, lazy, heavy heart, attached (to things, relationships), possessive, can be slow to grasp information. Gets anxious or angry if stability or family are threatened. Puts things off and never moves or acts quickly.

Motivation Likes stability and security.

Kapha body type and digestion

Physical Kaphas have a well-developed physical frame. They may be stout, stocky, solid, are often short, and big (in relation to their height). They have good physical strength and endurance. The face is large, round, white or pale, with soft contours, a ‘moon face’. The eyes are big, round, prominent. Kaphas gain weight easily and find it hard to lose. The hands are square or round.

Appetite Constant but low. Attached to food. Can often skip breakfast with no problem.

Stools Moderate amount, solid, sometimes pale, mucus in the stool. When the digestion is imbalanced, tends to constipation as the metabolism is slow, but the stools won’t be hard or uncomfortable when they do come.

Menstruation A regular cycle, can be up to 29-30 days, with a light flow lasting 3-7 days. When imbalanced, the cycle is still regular but there are swollen breasts, water retention, feelings of guilt, unworthiness, failure, unloved.