CANCELLED: Untangling Traditions: Yoga, Ayurveda and Alchemy

CANCELLED: Untangling Traditions: Yoga, Ayurveda and Alchemy

Untangling Traditions: Yoga, Ayurveda and Alchemy

We are sorry to announce that we have cancelled this conference due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We hope to convene the conference at a later point tba. In the meantime, some of our research will be presented in online interviews. See "Untangling Traditions" on this website.

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.


Drawing upon the primary historical sources of each respective discipline as well as on fieldwork data, we have explored their shared terminology, practical applications and discourses. Our research reveals how past encounters and cross-fertilizations have informed and shaped these bodies of knowledge over time.


This conference will present the project results and outputs and showcase our collaborations with other research projects, scholars and practitioners. We will reflect on our research processes and critically explore methodologies. Finally, we will offer important emerging directions for future research.






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