Yoga

Suzanne Newcombe
Melting zinc.

Image: The author melting zinc under the instructions of Andrew Mason. This is one of the steps in the preparation of a zinc rasāyana.

 

 

Jason Birch
Book cover of Satyendra Prasad Mishra's Yoga and Āyurveda. Their Alliedness and Scope as Positive Health Science. Varanasi: Chaukhambha Sanskrit Sansthan, 1989.

Abstract of a forthcoming article

The combining of yoga and ayurveda (Indian medicine) is unexceptional in the current global market for wellness. More than a married couple, yoga and ayurveda are deemed by many to be sisters, born of the same scriptural family, the Vedas. The current interplay between yoga and ayurveda raises two questions: how old might their relationship be and was it as intimate in pre-modern times as it seems today? The first question is...

Dagmar Wujastyk

Welcome to the blog of the ERC-funded research project "Medicine, Immortality, Mokṣa: Entangled Histories of Ayurveda, Yoga and Alchemy in South Asia"!

Entangled Histories of Yoga, Ayurveda and Alchemy in South Asia

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The project examines the histories of yoga, ayurveda and rasaśāstra (Indian alchemy and iatrochemistry) from the tenth century to the present, focussing on the disciplines' health, rejuvenation and longevity practices. The goals of the project are to reveal the entanglements of these historical traditions, and to trace the trajectories of their evolution as components of today's global healthcare and personal development industries.

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