Doshas ~ Kapha

Body Type

Kapha types have well developed or curvaceous bodies, with broad shoulders and a strong frame. The tendency to gain weight easily and difficulty loosing it.


Soft, wavy, oily and thick hair that is dark or light in colour.

Skin & Nails

Cool, soft and oily skin that is pale with few wrinkles. Kaphas have the tendency to sweat a lot  more than the other doshas. Cool in body temperature but are sensitive to damp, wet and cold weather conditions. Thick and strong nails that grow quickly with well developed moons.


Big, calm and attractive eyes with long lashes. Usually blue or brown in colour.


Full mouth with smooth pale lips. Large, strong and straight white teeth with healthy pink gums.


Slow and thoughtful speech and calm tone of voice.


Slow with the tendency towards feeling lethargic or unmotivated. 


Broad and slow, moves like a swan. 


Kaphas minds are grounded, calm, mindful and slow. They are loyal, reliable, patient and truthful.


Good long term memory but are initially slow to memorise. 

Mental Ability

Well grounded and calm with good strength and stamina, in balance kaphas feel satisfied and content with life. They are naturally caring, compassionate, selfless and affectionate towards others. Often working in services where they are helping or advising others such as teaching, health care or consultancy. 

Emotional Temperament

Kaphas are the most grounded and stable out of the dosas. They have a stable emotional temperament with the ability to remain calm and collected in most situations. 

Emotional Imbalance

Greediness, attachment and laziness. Kapha types are prone to depression with attachment to the past and attachment to material possessions.

Physical Imbalance

Feeling lethargic, easily gaining and holding weight, cravings. Kaphas have a tendency towards water retention, allergies, congestion and are prone to sinus and respiratory problems.  

Read more about Vata and Pitta.

Contributed by Carina Jones of CiCis Ayurveda ~ Carina is a certified Ayurvedic practitioner, equipped with simple but powerful logical and metaphysical tools on how to restore daily balance within the mind and body. 

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