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3.5.3 Kapha body


Kapha - K people often say that they are pitta. Funny isn’t it? A friend of mind brought a book from the USA to me while I was in India. In it there was a test on how to determine your constitution. She was obviously a K body type; you know, a little extra padding, but sure enough, she marked all the body stuff as being P. Is this typical? Well, I’ve seen it many times since; there might be something to it. Everyone likes to think that they are average so they often mark pitta; this is the disadvantage of going only by the physical looks. After all everyone is average to themselves.


The quality os kapha is HEAVY. Now heavy is relative; relative to V and P they are heavy. Now notice that I don’t say fat. If you are carrying a little extra padding then you are probably a K type, but you don’t need to be fat to be a kapha person. That is what freaked out my friend, she thought that heavy meant overweight. K people are big, not necessarily fat or overweight. And big means for your frame; you can be short and be solid. If however, you know someone who is big and fat then look no further for a pure K type. K people are the strongest physically, and they have the best endurance and stamina. They generally have brown or black hair. It tends to be slightly oily, and has good luster. They generally have nice skin and pale complexions. They are strong, and when motivated they work hard and steady (see figure F004).





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