Yoga Basics Theme This Week: Kapha Dosha

Kapha Dosha

Written by Roberta Strickler

Earth + Water

The qualities of Heavy, Dense, Soft, Stable are grounded Kapha.

Babies look like Kapha:  Smooth, rubbery, sweet, tied to the Earth.

To pacify too much Kapha we practice poses that are energizing, uplifting, active, steady and light.  Kapha will enjoy the repetition of the Moon Salutation practiced in a warm space.

 But keep it going. Do not allow it to bog down for Kapha prefers to stay home on the couch. Be sprightly, light, energetic.

Kapha is pacified by foods that are well-spiced and easy to digest.

            To decrease Kapha: turmeric, legumes, cranberries, strong black tea.

            To increase Kapha (when you drift into the Don’t-Wannas:  sweet fruits, grains,

            root vegetables such as potatoes and beets, dates, nuts, meats.

Kapha is the theme for Classes during the third week of January:

Tuesday, January 19 at 3:45 pm, and Friday, January 21 at 8:30 a.m.

This series of one-hour yoga classes to develop the principles of Ayurveda as expressed in the tools of yoga.

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