Non Pharmacological Techniques For Kapha Imbalance

FAVOR

  • Changing one’s routine from time to time.
  • Exposure to stimulating colors including: red, gold, yellow, orange and purple.
  • Fasting
  • Hiking in the mountains, jogging, mountain biking
  • Light penetrating aromas including: eucalyptus, sage, cedar, myrrh, camphor, peppermint, and rosemary.
  • Massage the body regularly with appropriate oils and powders.
  • Moderate exposure to wind.
  • Outdoor activities in warm and dry climates
  • Selfless service to others, generosity, non-attachment.
  • Use foods with the pungent, bitter, and astringent tastes.
  • Use of spices of all kinds in the diet.

AVOID / REDUCE

  • Attachment to people or objects.
  • Dependence upon the affection of others for our peace of mind.
  • Excessive sleep, especially in the late morning and during the spring season.
  • Excessive exposure to damp conditions.
  • Lack of exercise.
  • Lack of spices in the diet.
  • Over indulgence in cold foods and beverages.
  • Over indulgence in sweet foods and beverages.
  • Tendency toward excessive ownership and control of property and luxuries.
  • Wearing clothing, which is damp or wet.

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