PITTA DISTURBED BY KAPHA
I went to see Katy for another Ayurvedic consult yesterday. I told her that I felt I was holding on with an unwillingness to let go. I felt my body retaining water and I felt bloated. Despite over a year of gym sessions, I had not shed any weight. I had a bout of what I felt was a leaky gut which lasted about a month, and still I did not lose weight.
She did a reading on me. I was told that Kapha was interfering with my predisposed body constitution (Pitta). Kapha is a constitution of Water + Earth. I found this intriguing. Water + Earth was Mud. Mud holds and is sticky. There isn’t a lot of movement. Kapha in balance is the energy of Structure and Movement. I saw the ‘Mud’ as out of balance. From a food angle, I needed to limit the taste of Sweet and Salty, and up the Pungent and Bitter!
This was a clear reflection that I needed to persevere with cutting out sugar from my diet, a path I had already embarked on, but have been wavering on. What does it take to cut sugar out? – Me, with not just a sweet tooth … but probably a whole mouthful of sweet teeth! My fear: would I still feeling like me without sugar?