Dagmar Wujastyk
Iron processing, Image by Andrew Mason of

We are currently seeking a post-doctoral researcher to join the AyurYog project ( at the department for History and Classics at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Suzanne Newcombe

Connecting the Threads: The Convergence of Yoga and Ayurveda from 1900-Present

Dagmar Wujastyk
Image of mercury and tournmaline, courtesy of Andrew Mason,

We are delighted to announce the publication of a special issue of History of Science in South Asia, edited by Dagmar Wujastyk, Suzanne Newcombe and Christèle Barois: Transmutations: Rejuvenation, Longevity, and Immortality Practices in South and Inner Asia.

Suzanne Newcombe

From Ayurveda to biomedicine: understanding the human body

Courtesy of Wellcome Collection

Suzanne Newcombe, The Open University

Christèle Barois
Photograph of alchemical workshop October 2015 by Christèle Barois/AyurYog 2015

The year 2015 saw the beginning of two major European projects, one at the University of Vienna, Austria, the other based at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, both projects focused on the study of texts that describe practices belonging to the Sanskrit tradition.


Dagmar Wujastyk

From August 1-3, our conference "Medicine and Yoga in South and Inner Asia" took place at Vienna university. Twenty-seven speakers and over seventy participants from all over Europe discussed aspects of South and Inner Asian medicine.

Suzanne Newcombe
An estimated 500 people from the Seychelles participated in an open-air yoga session to celebrate the first International Day of Yoga.

The 21st of June was declared by the United Nations as ‘International Yoga Day’ (first celebrated in 2015). During this period of international celebrations of yoga, it is particularly valuable to recall the complex and multi-valiant nature of yoga in the contemporary world.

Dagmar Wujastyk

The joint conference of AyurYog with three other Vienna projects on Asian medicine is coming up and we are delighted to announce the programme. The conference is open to the public. Come and join us for what promises to be an exciting event!


TUESDAY, August 1st

9.00 Welcoming addresses and acknowledgements

Dagmar Wujastyk

© Ayuryog 2015 - University of Vienna, Spitalgasse 2, Hof 2.1 & Hof 2.7 (Campus), 1090 Wien