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The child with KAPHA tendencies


He's calm, collected and enduring. He has good powers of concentration. They'll love to spend time preparing a recipe, or doing a manual activity that requires perseverance and attention. 


These children are generally strong and capable of large-scale work. They prefer calm, routine sports (for example, in running, they'll keep the same pace all the way through, so no sprinting for them!) but they have the ability to surpass all their limits.


They have a gentle, often moist gaze, giving them a special kind of tenderness. Their features are generally round or square.


Things are important to them, especially if they're sentimental.

They take great care of what's theirs, and aren't too keen on lending. They like to feel like "the guardians, the bankers".


They are often seen surrounded by animals or children smaller than themselves, as they exude an extra soul that soothes and softens. 


Kapha children like to have friends, but quality takes precedence over quantity.

For them, things happen slowly, but once acquired, they're there for the long haul. It's the same with friendships: they take time to make friends, and will be very attached to them.


Kapha children are rarely angry, but when faced with painful situations, they tend to withdraw and wait for the storm to pass.

Not much of a talker, they don't talk much, and sometimes you really have to pull their wool over their eyes to understand and grasp what they're feeling.


His joys and pleasures are simple. He loves nature, animals, the zeitgeist, being with his family and loved ones, carrying out the routines of the home, taking his time, resting, thinking, dreaming and sleeping.


When it comes to learning at school, he may seem laborious, since he needs time to memorize, record and assimilate. But once things are understood and acquired, he never forgets them. 


As for his diet, because of his slow digestion and ability to "keep down", he's never really very hungry. He has the physical potential to skip a meal. But since food is often associated with love, family and emotion, he'll tend to eat more than he should. His metabolism stores easily, making him prone to overweight. 


A Kapha child needs to be "shaken up", otherwise he'll naturally opt for passivity or even lethargy. Once "shaken up", he's capable of breaking down mountains!


They can be prone to colds and problems linked to the oral sphere and mucus, especially in spring, as well as to Kapha-related ailments... They are generally healthy and very robust.


Remember that Kapha's attributes are

Unctuous, cool, slow, heavy, soft, smooth, coarse, dense and static.

This is an important thing for you to know, as you'll find these attributes in everything, and of course in your child, both physically and morally.


In Ayurveda, we say that more is more.

And it's through their attributes that the doshas can increase and become unbalanced.

Let me give you an example. Kapha's attributes are heavy, unctuous and dense. If you serve a meal with these same attributes, such as tartiflette for example, your Kapha child will have 2X these attributes to contend with.

Attributes are therefore very important. It sometimes takes a little time to get used to them and learn them, but once your child knows his attributes well, he'll be able to understand on his own that eating unctuous, dense and heavy things, for example, will naturally make him feel bad, as he already has too many of these attributes in him!


Does all this fascinate you? You think it's all very logical and even obvious?

Then don't hesitate any longer, and go further in your knowledge and understanding of your child. Ayurveda is a real gift, and to take up Ayurveda is to bring awareness, attention, love and, of course, understanding home with you!

And yes, we finally understand much better the whys and wherefores! Why does he have recurring colds? Ear infections? Particular food dislikes? Big tantrums? Crying spells?

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