Dosha Kapha

Kapha reflects the qualities of earth and water. Dosha Kaphas are tolerant, compassionate, loyal, and calm.

Kaphas typically have a square, powerful build with thick hair, large eyes, and radiant skin. They usually enjoy excellent health, strong stamina, and deep sleep. But Kaphas are also prone to swelling, as their key characteristic is heaviness.

A Balanced Kapha:

  • Loves their own space.
  • Enjoys gourmet foods and sweet treats.
  • Are physically and mentally stimulated, avoiding boredom.

An Unbalanced Kapha:

  • Emotionally eats.
  • Experiences weight gain, water retention, swelling, and cellulite.
  • Is prone to dullness and depression.

Keeping Kapha in Balance

It’s important for Kaphas to be mindful of certain triggers that threaten their balance, such as early morning, late evening, and springtime.

Maintaining a supportive diet is key for Kapha. Light, low-fat foods like beans, vegetables, and lean proteins nourish Kapha. On the other hand, eating heavy and oily foods or overeating can throw Kapha off balance.


  • A light, stimulating diet
  • Low-fat and high-fiber foods
  • Spices
  • Light soups and salads
  • Warm foods and warm drinks
  • Lean protein like chicken, turkey, and eggs
  • Beans and lots of vegetables, including asparagus, kale, spinach, arugula, broccoli, carrots, lettuce, and mushrooms
  • Coffee, black tea, and spiced herbal teas


  • Cold or iced drinks
  • Dairy, especially cheese and milk
  • Bread and nuts
  • Refined sugar
  • Salt
  • Sour foods like vinegar, cheese, oranges, pineapple, and grapefruit
  • Emotional eating when concerned, worried, or distressed
  • Under- and overeating
  • Eating too much at lunchtime
  • Sleeping after meals

Best Hair Routine for Kapha

When Kaphas are unbalanced, they can experience dullness, boredom, and heaviness. Kaphas should look for stimulating and deeply nourishing haircare products.

We recommend Sūun GLOW Shampoo and Conditioner. They bring life and shine to a Kapha’s hair without weighing it down.

Does Kapha Dosha sound like you? Find out for sure by taking the Dosha Quiz.