2. Dagmar Wujastyk | Interactions of Yoga, Āyurveda and Alchemy
For our second episode, we talk to Dagmar Wujastyk of the University of Alberta. Dagmar tells us about her experiences as a student, her truly international career, and especially also about her impressive AyurYog project. Funded by a prestigious award from the European Research Commission, it explores the 'Entangled Histories of Yoga, Āyurveda and Alchemy in South Asia'. Listen to her describe these areas in a truly accessible manner, and enjoy finding out more about how she plans to use our 'Sanskrit Studies Podcast Research Grant'!
Find the AyurYog homepage here, the AyurYog timeline here, and the AyurYog alchemy timeline here.
Find out more about Dagmar's publications here and her first book, Modern and Global Ayurveda, here. (This book, co-edited with Fred Smith, was written while Dagmar was working with Elizabeth de Michelis at the Dharam Hinduja Institute of Indic Research, University of Cambridge).
Other sources mentioned in this episode include: some of Stephen P. Huyler's alchemical videos (more are available on Facebook), Jason Birch's article Premodern Yoga Traditions and Ayurveda, Christèle Barois' article on the Dharmaputrikā Saṃhitā, and Colleen Taylor Sen's Feasts and Fasts. A History of Food in India.