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2 Maharishi Ayurveda Self Pulse Diagnosis Lesson 4 Kapha in the Physiology And Daily Routine

3 KAPHA STABLE OILY HEAVY COOLSLOW STICKY DULL STRUCTURE COHESION LUBRICATION QUALITIES AND FUNCTIONS OF KAPHA DOSHA

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5 Attributes of Balanced Kapha Unctuous Unctuous Binding Binding Firmness Firmness Heaviness Heaviness Strength Strength Forbearance Forbearance Restraint Restraint Absence of greed Absence of greed Charaka Samhita, Sutrasthan Charaka Samhita, Sutrasthan

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7 Things that Increase Kapha Food Food Sweet, cool, unctuous, slimy Sweet, cool, unctuous, slimy Heavy foods & desserts Heavy foods & desserts Weather Weather Cold, wet, rainy, sweet, soft, heavy, sticky Cold, wet, rainy, sweet, soft, heavy, sticky Behavior Behavior Stable, slow activity Stable, slow activity Mental & physical inactivity Mental & physical inactivity Soft, sweet behavior Soft, sweet behavior

8 Feeling Kapha in the Pulse The swan movement is more heavy, dense, gentle, and stable. Kapha pulse is: The swan movement is more heavy, dense, gentle, and stable. Kapha pulse is: Heavy Heavy Cold Cold Soft Soft Unctuous Unctuous Sticky, like glue Sticky, like glue When balanced, is very pleasant to feel When balanced, is very pleasant to feel

9 Practice Please feel just the Kapha pulse Please feel just the Kapha pulse Feel the Kapha pulse for one minute Feel the Kapha pulse for one minute Describe what you felt to a neighbor Describe what you felt to a neighbor What did you feel? What did you feel? Any qualities of Kapha? Any qualities of Kapha? Did it feel pleasant, soft, or slow? Did it feel pleasant, soft, or slow?

10 Practice All Three Fingers Now feel the pulse in all three fingers for one minute. Now feel the pulse in all three fingers for one minute. Did you feel any difference between the fingers? Did you feel any difference between the fingers? What finger had the strongest pulse? What finger had the strongest pulse? Did you feel different qualities in different fingers? Light or heavy, fast or slow, strong or weak? Did you feel different qualities in different fingers? Light or heavy, fast or slow, strong or weak? Describe what you felt to a neighbor Describe what you felt to a neighbor

11 Signs of Aggravated Kapha Heavy Heavy Dullness, laziness Dullness, laziness White color White color Excess sleep & salivation Excess sleep & salivation Slow digestion Slow digestion Coldness Coldness Looseness of body parts Looseness of body parts Dypsnoea (difficult breathing) Dypsnoea (difficult breathing)

12 Things to Reduce Kapha TM and TM-Sidhi Program TM and TM-Sidhi Program Maharishi Yoga Asanas Maharishi Yoga Asanas Variety in activity, more exercise Variety in activity, more exercise No day sleep No day sleep Lighter, dryer foods Lighter, dryer foods Pungent, Bitter, Astringent Tastes Pungent, Bitter, Astringent Tastes Honey Honey

13 Dosha and Times of Day PITTA VATA KAPHA

14 PITTA VATAKAPHA :00 AM to 6:00 AM Awake before 6:00 AM Good for meditation Morning hygiene VATA EARLY MORNING DOSHAS AND TIMES OF THE DAY

15 PITTA MIDDAY PERIOD PITTA VATAKAPHA :00AM TO 2:00 PM Digestion is strong Largest meal at lunch DOSHAS AND TIMES OF THE DAY

16 PITTA VATAKAPHA DOSHAS AND TIMES OF THE DAY KAPHA EARLY MORNING Good for exercise Avoid sleeping into this period Light breakfast (optional) 6:00 AM to 10:AM

17 Daily Routine 1. Awake early 2. Oil massage, clean teeth, bathe 3. Maharishi ’ s TM & TM-Sidhi Program 4. Breakfast 5. Work or Study 6. Lunch according to appetite and pulse 7. Work or Study 8. Exercise to 50% of capacity 9. Rest, Program 10. Dinner, then short walk 11. Relaxing, enjoyable activity 12. Bed before 10:00. (9:30 is better)

18 Practice Please take your pulse several times in the coming days Please take your pulse several times in the coming days You may find the pulse becoming more clear, and more balanced You may find the pulse becoming more clear, and more balanced See if you notice changes in the pulse after different activities See if you notice changes in the pulse after different activities

19 Wishing Perfect Health


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