Prime Minister Modi at International Day of Yoga

The Convergence of Yoga and Ayurveda from 1900-Present

One of the major aims of the AyurYog project is to explore the entanglements of yoga and Ayurveda. As a resource to visualise these entanglements in the twentieth century, we are pleased to present an interactive timeline of key events linked to the entanglement of yoga and Ayurveda from the colonial period to the present.

Any summary of key events and dates is always incomplete. If you’d like to get in touch to suggest additions and corrections to the timeline, please email me at suzanne.newcombe[@]

Note: The programme used to create the timeline is a bit glitchy. If you are having trouble viewing a particular item, please refresh your browser window and go directly to the item you were interested in viewing in detail.

AyurYog Youtube Channel

The AyurYog Youtube channel hosts videos of presentations made at the AyurYog Workshop "Rejuvenation, longevity, immortality. Perspectives on rasāyana, kāyakalpa and bcud len practices" in October 2016.

Image from Mahāmandir

Useful links

The Journal of Yoga Studies (JoYS) is a peer-reviewed, open access e-journal committed to publishing the highest quality academic research and critical discussions on all topics related to the study of all forms of yoga, from ancient to contemporary, across multiple humanities and social sciences disciplines.

Modern Yoga Research This website gives information about established and current research into modern yoga and, more generally, about some of the most informative research on earlier forms of yoga.

The Haṭha Yoga Project The Haṭha Yoga Project (HYP) is a five-year ERC research project based at SOAS, which aims to chart the history of physical yoga practice by means of the study of texts on yoga, and fieldwork among practitioners of yoga.

The Luminescent This is the blog of Jason Birch and Jacqueline Hargreaves. It contains articles on their historical research on yoga as well as their thoughts on contemporary yoga practice. 

Online exhibition of the Rasashala (alchemical laboratory) and alchemical apparatuses This online exhibition shows the various apparatuses used by alchemists in India. It was created by National Science Centre, New Delhi, a unit of National Council of Science Museums, India

ABIM - An annotated bibliography of Indian medicine. ABIM started as the bibliography of Jan Meulenbeld's A History of Indian Medical Literature. At present the bibliography contains more than 50.000 items. It includes a number of summaries of articles from various periodicals.

INDOLOGY A compilation of resources (E-texts, software, links, papers, digitized catalogues) for indological scholarship.

Kew's Medicinal Plant Name Services Kew’s Medicinal Plant Names Services (MPNS) has built a global resource for medicinal plant names that enables health professionals and researchers to access information about plants and plant products relevant to pharmacological research, health regulation, traditional medicine and functional foods.

Dissertation Reviews: Fresh from the archives Dissertation Reviews´ column "Fresh from the archives" provides descriptions of archives all over the world that contain Asian materials. Articles on South Asian collections (and PhD theses on South Asia) can be found here.

The Recipes Project This website contains articles by an international group of scholars interested in the history of recipes, ranging from magical charms to veterinary remedies. 

Perso-Indica A research and publishing project that will produce a comprehensive analytical survey of Persian works on Indian learned traditions, encompassing the treatises and translations produced in India between the 13th and the 19th century.

Asian Medicine Zone An open blogging platform for scholars of Asian medical humanities.



Digital text archives

Sarit (Search and retrieval of Indic texts). This page hosts electronic editions of texts in Sanskrit and other Indian languages. These are documented, dated and have embedded notes about their change history, so that they can be publicly cited and used with confidence as scholarly sources.

DCS (Digital Corpus of Sanskrit). The Digital Corpus of Sanskrit is a searchable collection of lemmatized Sanskrit texts. DCS is designed for research in Sanskrit linguistics and philology. Users can search for lexical units and their collocations in a corpus of about 3.250.000 manually tagged words in 430.000 sentences. In addition, DCS generates distributional key values and performs statistical tests that can be used to assess the distribution of lexical units from a chronological perspective.

GRETIL  (Göttingen Register of Electronic Texts in Indian Languages and related Indological materials from Central and Southeast Asia). GRETIL is a comprehensive repository of e-texts in Sanskrit and other Indian languages.

Muktabodha Muktabodha focuses on preserving scriptural texts related to the Tantric and Agamic traditions, as well as India's oral tradition of Vedic chanting and the ritual and philosophical knowledge associated with it. Its Digital Library holds a collection of rare Sanskrit manuscripts and texts in multiple digital formats.

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