Yoga

Christèle Barois

Untangling Traditions

Yoga, ayurveda and alchemy have historically been considered different disciplinary fields. However, evidence also demonstrates complex interactions and areas of significant overlap. The AyurYog project’s goal has been to reveal the historical entanglements of these fields of knowledge and practice, and to trace the trajectories of their evolution as components of today's global healthcare and personal development industries.

Dagmar Wujastyk
part of image from https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/rasashala-ancient-indian-alchemical-lab/KwJCaP1RF0y-KQ

Yogis, adepts, experts: Who were the alchemists?

 

Suzanne Newcombe

An important theme of Ayuryog research has been the complexity of entanglements. In the past few years we have been able to shine a spotlight on a few areas of intersection between yoga, ayurveda and rasaśāstra (Indian alchemy).

Patricia Sauthoff

On the fifth floor Science and Technology Heritage gallery of the National Science Center, Delhi, a small diorama shows some of the instruments used by South Asian alchemists. This diorama shows a cluttered space, full of yantras (apparatuses) and ovens.

Suzanne Newcombe

To mark a new Open University BA (Hons) qualification in Religion, Philosophy and Ethics (R45), Suzanne Newcombe and Carolyn Price have made an audio recording in which they discuss how researchers in Religious Studies and Philosophy investigate immortality and some of the ethical implications of the subject.

Dagmar Wujastyk
Śrītattvanidhi (Detail from plate 15: Āsana no. 86, Viratāsana) Published by Sjoman, Norman (1996). Yoga Traditions of the Mysore Palace, plate 15 (detail).

This blogpost was co-written by Dagmar Wujastyk, Jason Birch, and Jacqueline Hargreaves. A parallel version can be found at The Luminescent. A pdf version can be found here.

Christèle Barois
Dr Louis Komjathy presents on Daoist alchemy

An entire week of public events at the Centre of Yoga Studies at SOAS (25-29 March 2019) was organised around a two-day workshop held by Suzanne Newcombe (Ayuryog/Inform/Open University) and Karen O'Brien-Kop (SOAS) aptly titled “Disciplines and Dialogue: The Future of Yoga an

Dagmar Wujastyk

ERCcOMICS is a project that uses the power of visual storytelling to communicate the contents of ERC projects. This year, AyurYog was chosen by by ERCcOMICS as one of the projects that would be represented as a cartoon. The artist, Alice Milani, talked with P.I.

Suzanne Newcombe

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

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