Meditation for Kapha
Kapha types (see Portrait of Kapha) should practice meditation in order to let go of emotional attachment and to counter mental stagnation and lethargy. Meditation helps them release possessiveness and heaviness. Kaphas may require encouragement or motivation to get them into meditation and often do better in groups.
They can fall asleep during meditation or get lost in their daydreams. For that reason it is better to do more active forms of meditation including mantra and pranayama (breathing) or combine meditation with activity. The goal is to cultivate a wakeful attention.
It is a good idea to do some physical exercises before taking a sitting posture like mild aerobic exercise or to meditate when walking.
Kapha people need some vigorous pranayama to move their energy (as breathing in and out through the right nostril only with the left nostril gently closed with your ring finger). They should combine meditation with periods of pranayama to keep their energy moving.
Visualization, affirmation, and mantra:
For visualization, Kapha people should use images which increase the fire, ether and air elements like the sun, the wind moving through the trees, or the expanse of clear blue sky. The colors gold, blue, and orange work well for them.
Kaphas should affirm the detachment of their higher nature seeking to develop their inherent energy of love by directing thoughts of love and care for all creatures.
Kapha pacifying mantras are OM, HUM (u as in put), and AIM (aym). You’ll find more meditation tips in Yoga & Ayurveda: Self-Healing and Self-Realization by David Frawley.
TODAY’S TIP: Meditation upon the inner light brings more fire into Kapha’s mind.