Late winter and spring are the season of kapha dosha. Learn about kapha's home base in the stomach and how to stay balanced and vibrant this spring.
These yummy recipes may become new favorites. With a creamy texture and an uplifting infusion of aromatic cardamom and cinnamon, there's no end to the ways you can use Chai Spiced Ghee.
Enhance your kitchen creations and nourish your well-being with this delicately spiced ghee. These three tasty recipes can get you started!
Perfect for Spring or any time the kapha in you craves a treat, this cake is not too sweet or too spicy, making it a lovely choice for dessert, breakfast, or a healthy snack.
While understanding your dosha isn’t foolproof in helping you land the right job, it can give you the footing you need to set out in the right direction, and with a little more happiness and ease.
Ayurvedic dry brushing, called garshana (pronounced gar-shun-uh), promotes lymphatic cleansing and is a powerful way to support the removal of ama (cellular waste products) from the body.
When kapha is well tended, it offers an abundance of gifts. These practical ways will help you harness the gifts of kapha for increased strength, health, and resiliency.
Need meal inspiration? This vegan-friendly Ayurvedic roasted kabocha squash soup is light, nourishing, and spicy-sweet—the perfect soup to revitalize you, body and soul.
When it comes to romantic relationships, the doshas play a big role, influencing what you contribute, how you show affection, and how to find harmony with your partner.
If you're feeling any signs of excess kapha this winter, bring in the warmth and keep kapha balanced with these five tasty and versatile herbs.
Different people need different types of exercise. Here’s how Ayurveda can help you optimize your fitness routine and get the most out of your movement.
For a sweet recipe that also calms the sweet tooth, try this fruit crumble by Amadea Morningstar, which can be customized to balance vata, pitta, or kapha.
Are you craving something crunchy and savory? Whip up these tasty kale-chips! This plant-based recipe is perfect any time you need a healthy, yum-worthy snack..
What happens when vata and kapha are both imbalanced? In this Ask Banyan video, we address what this type of imbalance might look like, and what to focus on to bring both doshas back to balance.
Kapha has gotten a bad rap. For some reason, we fixate on its negative attributes. Find out more about the beauty of balanced kapha and why we would do well to embrace the kapha within us.
Kapha has a strong association with the lymphatic system. A yoga sequence that moves the lymph should include pranayama, vigorous movement, some inversion poses, and some twisting. Learn which yoga poses you can do at home to get the lymphatic fluid moving and keep kapha balanced.
Let me be clear, I hate that fat has a bad reputation. Fat isn’t bad. Fatty tissues help protect our organs, lubricate our joints, and store hormones so we can carry babies and breastfeed our little ones. Fat helps us stay satiated after a meal. Fat fuels our brains. Fat is wonderful. Now that we’re clear on the goodness fat offers us, let’s address the concern with having too much fat.
Okay, raise your hand if you’re familiar with the Ayurvedic herb chitrak. Anyone? Chitrak will give you heroic support, from fueling your digestive fire to aiding in healthy weight management, from destroying ama to revitalizing kapha—and so much more.
Kapha partners are the “Ayurvedic teddy bears” that can bring on the BEST bear hug of all time. Here are Kathryn's top six suggestions for keeping your kapha sweetie happy.
As the dosha comprised of earth and water, kapha is all about cohesiveness, structure, and lubrication.
We have much to be thankful for when it comes to this dosha: like the container that holds things together, kapha lends form and solidity to all things, and it is the embodiment of love and compassion. And as the dosha responsible for lubrication, we can thank kapha for hydrating all cells and systems, lubricating our joints, moisturizing our skin, maintaining our immune system, and essentially protecting our tissues.
But when this watery dosha goes out of balance, it can lead to a whole slew of issues for the whole person, physically, mentally, and emotionally—such as sadness, lethargy, attachment, greed, and stagnation and congestion throughout the physiology, to name a few.
If this sounds familiar and you’re experiencing a kapha imbalance, don’t fret—Ayurveda offers ample resources to help you come back to balance. There are plenty of herbs for kapha and suggestions that can help you incorporate a kapha diet and lifestyle. Make changes in a way that feels empowering and inspiring to you. These articles are here to guide you on your journey!