Matthew Remski, Author at Ayurveda | Everyday Ayurveda

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About Matthew Remski

Join Matthew for this 2-part, 5-hour intro course streaming on October 26 and November 7, 2015. Matthew Remski is an Ayurvedic practitioner and educator living in Toronto. He also teaches yoga philosophy for trainings around the world. His book of reflections on Patanjali, Threads of Yoga, has enjoyed wide acclaim. He is currently working on "What Are We Actually Doing in Asana?"— a research project into the shadow side of yoga practice. You can follow his blogs at
  • water medicine
    Recovering the Era of Water Medicine through Ayurveda

    We can dream of the story of human medicine through the progression of the elements, from earth to space. Today, we sit on the juncture between fire and air modalities. But we long for an older water...

    • Posted December 21, 2016
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  • Leaving the Smoothies of Atonement (a ficto-meditation)

    My Manhattan hostess was totally yoga-rific. She was putting me up in her flat while I was in town for an Ayurveda thing. At 7am I was up and typing away on the couch, and she breezed...

    • Posted November 29, 2016
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  • Ayurveda Is a Political Practice. Part one: Economic justice

    Who is Ayurveda for? I was recently facilitating a seminar on the subject of Ayurvedic dinacharya – often translated as “daily routine”, but which literally means “to follow the sun”. I presented the math for determining solar...

    • Posted November 22, 2016
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  • How I Teach Ayurveda

    First of all, I don’t really teach Ayurveda. I used to think I was teaching. But sitting with clients for all that time has shown me that the best I can and should do is simply facilitate...

    • Posted November 15, 2016
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  • Knowing What You Feel—Ayurveda as the Poetry of Yourself

    “What does ‘anxiety’ feel like?” I’ll ask the question in groups beginning to study Ayurveda. The first round of answers rolls out: Worried. Concerned. Apprehensive. Uneasy. Fearful. Agitated. Nervous. They’re all great words. But, I’ll suggest, as...

    • Posted October 24, 2015
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  • How You Learn Ayurveda Shapes How You Live It

    Unlearning Meditation by Jason Siff hinges on an obvious but stunning insight. He says that the first of all problems in meditation is the meeting between the given instructions and the mind-as-it-is. Will the meeting provoke a...

    • Posted October 21, 2015
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  • When and How You Eat = More Important than What You Eat

    After almost a decade of teaching entry-level courses in Ayurvedic self-care, I’m finally getting a little bit smarter about it. I used to open every class quite dutifully with the Gayatri mantras of Ganesh, Saraswati, and Surya,...

    • Posted October 16, 2015
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