Cleanse. Stoke. Energize.
Here comes the sun. Let the Spring detox begin!
Be honest: Did those words sound exciting? ...or a little too ambitious?
When kapha dosha is imbalanced, it leads to a sluggish, depressed, funky attitude. It can make the idea of self-care and detoxification seem like a little too much work.
But right now, self-care is exactly what you need! ...and there has never been a better time for a good, old-fashioned seasonal cleanse.
Give your soul a pick-me-up, and stay stoked all Spring by applying kapha balancing self-care rituals. Read on...
What is Kapha?
According to the principles of Ayurveda, kapha is made up of the two elements water and earth. It provides structure, growth, cohesion and protection for your body and mind. It is associated with body tissues that have a protective function, like your internal organs, skin, and mucus.
Kapha allows for grounded stability that leads to compassion and care for others. When imbalanced, however, kapha is like mud: slow, heavy, dense, wet, and cold.
When kapha is excessive, you might experience respiratory congestion–an overabundance of mucus. You might feel heavy, lethargic or low-energy....like you're stuck in a rut.
Spice things up with vigorous exercise and pungent foods.
Kapha is most prevalent the early spring.
Yoga and Ayurveda offer practical solutions to balance your body and mind all season long.
Look to the elements:
Products for Balancing Kapha
Action Steps for Ayurvedic Wellness
About The Author
R.R. Shakti, PhD
Founding teacher of Inner Power Yoga®, Shakti is a Contemplative Mythologist, ritual facilitator, and writer who presents a Tantrik approach to personal empowerment and social action. Through contemplative story-telling and mind/body practices, she offers a vision of deep peace and radical freedom.
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