Kapha is the "one that helps to connect or adhere". It is the energy of building and lubrication that provides the body with physical form, structure, and the smooth functioning of all its parts. Kapha can be thought of as the essential cement, glue, and lubrication of the body in one. It grounds Vata and Pitta and helps offset imbalances related to these doshas.
Water and Earth
Cold, heavy, moist, static, dull, dense, viscous
Responsible for stability, Kapha supplies nourishment to all body parts, moisturizes the skin, and maintains the immune system. It provides cohesion, lubrication, strength and stamina.
Main Location in the Body
chest, throat, lungs, head, lymph, fatty tissue, connective tissue, ligaments, and tendons.
Mind – Love, nurturing, compassion and patience
Body – Builds, strengthens, nourishes, lubricates and protects
Mind – Greed, envy, hold grudges, attachments, and insecurity
Body – Congestion, obesity, allergies, lethargy and sinus problems