The energy that controls growth in the body is Kapha. It supplies lubrication to all body parts, provides cushioning and moisture, and maintains the immune system. They have soft hair and supple skin and a tendency to have large and almond-shaped eyes and a low, soft voice.
Reliable and loyal, Kapha is physically strong with a good immune system and with a sturdy heavier body frame, having the most stamina of all constitutions They are slow of speech and reflective of thought. They can be slower to learn, but once something is learned they never forget.
Kaphas are easygoing, relaxed, patient, affectionate and loving. They are forgiving, compassionate, nonjudgmental and ready to listen.
When in balance they express love and forgiveness, stability and steadiness. Gentle and calm, Kaphas strive to maintain harmony and peace in their surroundings. They are not easily upset and can be a point of grounding for those around them.
When out of balance, Kapha can lead to insecurity, envy, and attachments. This can manifest as weight gain, possessiveness, and depression.
Kaphas don't like cold, damp weather. Physical issues include colds and congestion, respiratory problems including asthma, allergies, sluggish digestion, and obesity.
This article courtesy of Sampoorna Ayurvedic College.