Spring (Kapha - water and
earth) Beauty techniques using Ayurveda
Mehta - Founder of Indian Foods Company
here for Bindi Products
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
|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
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..
The Ayurvedic Approach to Beauty:
Ayurvedic Spring Skin Refreshers
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.
BINDI products are based on the ancient principles of Ayurveda - the
original healing science of India. Ayurvedic wisdom holds that providing the skin with the
purest nourishment possible not only allows for total self-correction of the skin, but
also has profound healing effect on the entire person.
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