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Kapha articles

The Kapha collection is a compilation of articles about the Kapha dosha

Ayurveda: The magic of living wisely

Ayurveda is amazing. It is an ancient Indian guiding wisdom that sits at the very heart of Pukka; everything we do, everything we share, everything we are we try to imbue with the wisdom, beauty, and soul of Ayurveda – it’s a wisdom that can flow into your life also, helping you unlock your full potential and come alive.

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The Kapha Dosha

In Ayurvedic tradition, kapha is believed to be a combination of the elements earth and water. The word kapha literally means, ‘that which flourishes in water’ – an ideal aphorism for this dosha which is thought to govern the moisture and structure of the body. As you might expect, kapha people are very solid, full of love and compassion – indeed, they are your best friend in times of need.

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Perfect health starts with your constitution

Ayurvedic philosophy teaches us that everything in life has a constitution; be it a person, an animal, a food, or even a place. Understanding your own personal Ayurvedic constitution – or prakriti (which literally means ‘nature’) – is the first step in learning how to embrace your potential to achieve your optimum health.

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Understanding the dosha

According to Ayurveda, doshas are the energy patterns that flow around our bodies, governing our thinking and behaviour. There are three primary doshas – vata, pitta and kapha – and we are all born with all three of them. But it’s the dominance of one or two of these doshas that defines who we are. To enjoy a balanced mind, body and spirit, so the thinking goes, our unique dosha constitution needs to be in a state of equilibrium. When it isn’t, we fall ill.

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Find out more about who you are - take our dosha quiz

We all want to lead healthier, happier lives. One way of doing this is finding out a little more about who you are so you can start doing the right things for you and your body. Read the article that introduces the doshas and then take the Dosha Quiz to find out for yourself.

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