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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

Drawing on some her Ayuryog research, Suzanne Newcombe has created a short reflection with the Open University on how to think about what happens after death - and the practices which may be associated with life extension or immortality. See the short, free OpenLearn page here.

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

For many, Ayurveda is associated with natural remedies based on herbs, massages and cleansing treatments, and above all, with a healthy lifestyle of balanced nutrition and self-care. Ayurveda is indeed all that, but also much more. One of Ayurveda’s less well-known aspects is its historical connection with Indian alchemy, or Rasashastra (= rasaśāstra).

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

Suzanne Newcombe

Suzanne Newcombe has just published a short encyclopedia-style article on the relationship between Yoga and Āyurveda as understood to date, which might be a helpful point of orientation for those coming to this subject for the first time. 

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.

Dagmar Wujastyk
Iron processing, Image by Andrew Mason of neterapublishing.com

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

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