Ayurvedic Dosha – Kapha Dominance

People who have a dominant Kapha constitution are most often healthy, content, calm and soft-spoken. They tend to have a large frame and well-developed body and, of the three types, have the most trouble maintaining a desirable weight. They have a tendency to become possessive, greedy and envious when under stress. They are believed to be more prone to colds, flu and seasonal allergies.


Signs, symptoms & indicators of Ayurvedic Dosha - Kapha Dominance

Ayurvedic Typing  

Poor reaction to cool damp weather


Slow but exact memory for detail

Symptoms - Allergy  

Excess/using medication for allergy/ mucous

Symptoms - Bowel Movements  

Normal stool frequency


Having normal stool texture

Symptoms - Food - Beverages  

Never being/being infrequently thirsty

Symptoms - Food - General  

Strong/weak appetite

Symptoms - General  

Slow/heavy physical motions


High/good level of tolerance

Symptoms - Hair  

Oily hair


Wavy/curly hair


Thick scalp hairs

Symptoms - Head - Mouth/Oral  

Being a slow speaker

Symptoms - Metabolic  

Difficulty losing weight

Symptoms - Mind - Emotional  

Patient/calm disposition

Symptoms - Mind - General  

A 'foggy' mind

Symptoms - Skin - General  

Oily/moist skin


Lighter/paler skin color


Thick skin


Cold skin

Symptoms - Sleep  

Being a deep sleeper

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