Predominant in earth and water
Kaphas may be oily-skinned, with thick wavy hair, and solid builds. They are blessed with strength, endurance and stamina. They are calm, tolerant and forgiving. They can comfortably skip meals and work for long periods without food. They may be slower to learn but have an excellent long term memory unlike Vata types who are prone to forgetfulness. Kaphas have a sweet tooth, their metabolism is slow and they are prone to weight gain, water retention, mucus, bronchial congestion, asthma, sinuses, diabetes, depression, and diseases of the lungs, stomach, and pancreas.
General guidelines for balancing Kapha are to get plenty of exercise, avoid heavy foods, dairy products, iced food and drink, fatty or oily foods. Eat light and dry food.
In Ayurveda the importance is not only on assessing the body constitution (Prakriti) but the mind has equal importance. There is a powerful link between the physical body and the mind.