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The earth is dependable, grounded, forgiving and nourishing.  Water is moisturizing, cooling and graceful.
We need to keep the liquids in our body free flowing and not congested by eating greens, exercise.  Water needs green plants to give it oxygen and water needs wetlands to keep it clean.   This is the time to get rid of toxins and oil and impurities from our bodies.

Earth and water are termed Kapha in Ayurveda.   There are Kapha People and Kapha Season (spring) and Kapha time in the day (6 to 10)

Kapha Modalities - Kapha people are blessed with strength, endurance and stamina.  The liver is an important organ during Spring and for Kapha people.
Mental  Attributes: calm, tolerant and forgiving. While they may be slow to comprehend, their long term memory is excellent.
Imbalances - lethargy, greed, envy, attachment and possessiveness and take things too personally.
Physical  Attributes: Kapha people have a large build. They have thick skin and their bodies and muscles are well developed. They tend to gain weight and have a slow metabolism. Their skin is oily and smooth. Their eyes are large, dark, and attractive with thick, long lashes and brows.
Internal Modality - Sleep is deep and prolonged. They have sweet, loving dispositions and are stable and grounded.They walk and talk slowly, are slow to grasp information but never forget. They are sweet kind, steady, calm, and helpful.
Kapha Diseases - They tend to have diseases connected to the water principle such as flu, sinus congestion, and other diseases involving mucous. Sluggishness, excess weight, diabetes, water retention, and headaches are also common.

Spring Living: Get plenty of exercise. Have lots of greens to purify the blood.  Avoid heavy foods. Keep active and vary your routine. Tendency toward headaches and congestion if exercise and greens are not added to the diet.
Spring Diet - Kapha people like to maintain their big bodies and are very fond of sweet, salty and oily foods, but they need bitter greens, astringent honey and pungent tastes like radish. This is the time to avoid dairy, nuts, beans, cold food, fatty, coffee, tea, oily foods. Eat cooked greens, radish and have herbal teas.
Spring Beauty -( Kapha people have oily skins) Skin tends to be thick, moist and acne prone. Generally has larger pores and doesn't form wrinkles until very old age. Heavy, big boned frame and full, vigorous hair.  Recognized for relaxed, calm and stable energy.
Spring Herbs: Triphala, Brahmi, Chandra Prabha, Guggul, Chyawanprash, Lasunadi, Haridra, Sage, Vasavaleha, Shatavari..

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At this time the skin is in pretty good shape.  What is needed is internal detoxification or natural oils which will allow the body to get rid of impurities.   Step up exercise in this season.


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