It's morning, just before 6 A.M., and the barest hint of the sun is warming the sky while not yet shining fully. You step out of bed, dress in light clothing, and take a cup of Chyawanprash tea outside to wake up fully with the sun. At this point of the day, Kapha energy is increased, and if Kapha is your predominant dosha, it's an especially sweet time of the day.
The Kapha Dosha
Characterized by earth and water, Kapha governs the time of day between roughly 6 A.M. and 10 A.M. It's a time to be awake, creative, and quiet. It's an especially good time to meditate, even if only for 10 minutes. For those who want to roll over in bed as the sun is rising, it's best to avoid it. Doing so can, ironically, result in greater tiredness, and a feeling of heaviness that is difficult to dispel. It's a much better idea to get your body gently moving, go through the steps of an Ayurvedic morning routine and embrace an exercise activity. For those who have Kapha as their predominant dosha, being naturally calm and grounded is a hallmark. You'll tend to move at your own pace and enjoy the small, sweet aspects of everyday life.
Best Exercise for Kapha Dosha
The best exercise for Kapha types are activities that invigorate and warm up the body such as running, biking and Sun Salutations. It's important to break a sweat each day, so 20-30 minutes is really all you'll need. But, if you're Kapha, you already know that you can easily go for longer than a half an hour, and that's OK. Your dosha type is known for having the ability to exercise for longer periods of time, and 45-60 minutes is perfect.