During winter, the earth’s energy is drawn back into herself. It is a time to rest, restore, and go inward. The weather is cold and wet, which aggravates the Kapha dosha, a combination of earth and water.
Though Kapha gives us strength, solidity, and endurance, an excess can result in feeling sluggish and confused, lacking desire, and having minimal enthusiasm. You may accumulate mucus, feel your digestion slow, and suffer from dull, achy pains. And since we're deep in Kapha season, it's likely you're feeling these symptoms increased during these wet winter months.
But there are ways to help balance your body. Here are five simple things you can do to keep your Kapha levels in check during the rest of winter: