Kapha is comprised of Water and Earth and is the energy of construction and lubrication. It is responsible for keeping joints lubricated and providing a foundation for our body. It is the heaviest of the Doshas and its qualities include moist, cold, heavy, dull, soft, sticky and static.
Kapha types tend to have a broad build with a slower metabolism. It may be hard for them to lose weight. They sleep deeply and fall asleep easily. Kapha types are quiet and not very talkative. They tend to think of the past whereas Vata is always thinking ahead. Kaphas are calm, sentimental and passive. They are also loving and patient. Kapha types may be slow moving, but they have good endurance. They have slow steady digestion and can skip meals easily. Generally they are neither hot nor cold and tolerate warm and cold temperatures. When imbalanced they may become depressed, stubborn and complacent.