Kapha is strong, supple and smooth it gives immunity to the body and also protects the body from different diseases and problems due to the other two Doshas. Where Vata makes the body brittle due to dryness and Pitta is corrosive and sharp to burn and digest the body, in these conditions Kapha is a Dosha that protects the body well!
There are certain characters of the Kapha prakriti, which helps in making decisions about this Prakriti. These are physical as well as psychological characters. With help of these characters, assessment of the Prakriti becomes easy. Therefore we need to know all about these traits-
Just like Vata and Pitta Prakriti, Charak Samhita explains all about different traits of the Kapha Prakriti. This explanation is according to the Gunas.
Kapha body type is because of the Kapha Dosha thus whatever characters are there in the Kapha Dosha, will represent on the Kapha Prakriti too. Here are the characters of the Kapha Dosha.
Kapha is full of shleshma and this Shleshma is unctuous, full of smoothness. Kapha is soft in nature. Because Kapha is full of Prithvi and Water Mahabhuta, these make this dense, high in viscosity, heavy, slimmy and full of stability. Even this is muddy in nature but it is clear too.
These two Gunas are similar to each other. This is the reason, the impact of these gunas is similar on the body-
Mridu is a Guna, which shows the character of softness and the guna of the softness causes the following-
These two Gunas represent in the following characters-
Here are the characters of the Kapha prakriti because of these three Gunas-
मन्दत्वान्मन्दचेष्टाहारव्याहाराः, स्तैमित्यादशीघ्रारम्भक्षोभविकाराः, गुरुत्वात्साराधिष्ठितावस्थितगतयः,
शैत्यादल्पक्षुत्तृष्णासन्तापस्वेददोषाः, विज्जलत्वात्सुश्लिष्टसारसन्धिबन्धनाः, तथाऽच्छत्वात्प्रसन्नदर्शनाननाःप्रसन्नस्निग्धवर्णस्वराश्चभवन्ति|
These are the characters of the Kapha body type by Charaka Samhita and these help us to make to clearly understand which character of the dosha is prominent. Therefore these help us to make a proper decision about a person.
Eventually these characters, decide a lot about the person. And help in the treatment. But not always. Thus these characters should be understood in a better way only.
Kapha resides in the lungs and upper body parts. Not just lungs. The upper respiratory tract represents the areas of Kapha. Therefore all the diseases which occur in these areas are associated with Kapha. So when it comes to Kapha, we relate it to the mucus of Kapha mostly. But this is not a perfect match.
Kapha regulates the buffer system of the body. So it can disturb the way the body retains water and minerals. Obviously, when this shift is on the negative side, it brings many diseases related to the kidney and urinary systems.
Kapha controls immunity. And because of this allergies, hyper response of the immune system, or low immunity- in every condition, Kapha is involved.
Kapha looks at the anabolism part of the body. Once Kapha is increased it will shift the metabolism towards anabolism. Therefore the body will keep on storing things in the body.
Kapha works for storage and loves the sweet taste so there will be always some issues with the body weight. Not necessary that if you are Kapha and your body weight is high so you will be prone to diseases in terms of BMI, you need to understand this in detail.
Self centred and introvert at same time surely cause some behavioural problems with Kpaha Prakruti
|Respiratory system||Kidneys||Metabolic system||Skin and Hairs||Psychological|
|Repetitive Cough and cold|
Seasonal Respiratory allergy
Excessive storage of energy
Hives and rashes on the skin
Problems in socialization
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