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Welcome to WikiProject Yoga. Several Wikipedians have formed this collaboration resource and group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of Yoga and the organization of information and articles on this topic. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions and various resources; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians interested in the topic. If you would like to help, please join the project, inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list below.

Objectives and Scope[edit]

The mission of WikiProject Yoga is to ensure that Yoga-related articles on Wikipedia are written:-

  • In an informative style
  • In a neutral and non-sectarian manner
  • Using verifiable and reliable sources

This project is about discussing issues which affect Yoga-related articles in general. Discussions about particular articles should be handled on the talk pages of those articles.

The scope of this WikiProject is to improve, (primarily) the quality and, (if at all) the quantity of information about Yoga available on Wikipedia.


If you are a newcomer, the most important and often over-looked point to remember while editing Wikipedia is: You cannot insert your own particular viewpoints into articles. Articles should typically reflect verifiable opinion, in neutral and balanced prose.

The important thing to remember is that all sources and articles must conform to Wiki policies such as WP:NOR, WP:V. and WP:NPOV.

Also remember to cite your sources correctly. If you feel a viewpoint merits mention, you can find some material which may constitute a reliable source by checking books, journals, articles, newspapers and other sources that are available online.

Things to watch[edit]

All original documents and text must use the original language as the primary source. This usually means that transliterations will come from Sanskrit (which usually appears in Devanagari) and use International Alphabet of Sanskrit Transliteration (IAST).

Housekeeping Instructions for the project[edit]

How to add articles to the project using the project template[edit]

to add a page/article to this project please place the following template at the top of the talk page.

 {{WikiProject Yoga|class=|importance=}}

If there are multiple project they should be combined using the BannerShell Template

 {{WikiProject Yoga|class=Start|importance=High}}
 {{WikiProject Hinduism|class=Start|importance=Low}}
 {{WikiProject Health and fitness|class=Start|importance=Mid}}

How to request a picture for a Yoga article[edit]

Many articles can use more or better images. If these are not available in commons, it is possible to request them as follows:

{{Image requested|Yoga|of=Bharadvājāsanan II variation|free=yes}}

Where the parameter following of= is the description of the image requested. Once this is done the article will be listed in the Category:Wikipedia requested photographs of Yoga.

if a BannerShell is in use then add the template at its bottom

 {{WikiProject Yoga|class=Start|importance=High}}
 {{WikiProject Hinduism|class=Start|importance=Low}}
 {{WikiProject Health and fitness|class=Start|importance=Mid}}
 {{Image requested|Yoga|of=Bharadvājāsanan II variation|free=yes}}

Remember, picture requests provide opportunities for more users to become involved with Wikipedia and with the Yoga Project'.

How to annotate Yoga stubs[edit]

When you start a new yoga article it is a good idea to immediately annotate it as a Yoga stub. This will place it in an appropriate category which can be used for coordinate work on such new articles. It will also invite assessment from other project members. To do this add the following template in the final section (External Links) after the Yoga or Asana templates and before any categories.


Open tasks[edit]

Based on a number of feedback statements across the yoga project:

  1. Add and improve the quality of asana related articles
  2. List variations used in common practice under the main articles.

Required Articles[edit]

The following Yamas are missing

The following Niyama are missing

The following classic manuscript is missing:


Images for asanas[edit]

Should images for an asana need to be added or improved, please check these resources:

so they should not be used on Wikipedia nor on Commons.

All are Creative Commons Licensed.

Recommended guidelines for encyclopedic Asana image inclusion:

  • High resolution.
  • The image should be cropped to show the Asana and not be a minor detail.
  • Clothing - according to the user feedback tool viewers are frustrated by images of practitioners wearing Karate suits[clarification needed]and expect images similar to the Light on Yoga, i.e. with anatomy revealing clothes.
  • Correct alignment.
  • Avoid rendered images.

Since we do not have such images these guidelines can be relaxed until more suitable images can be located.


Please feel free to add yourself here, and to indicate any areas of particular interest.

  1. Yoga Mat (talk · contribs) (I am interested in working on QUALITY ISSUES - especially diversity, reliability, balance and neutrality) 18:54, 20 March 2010 (UTC)
  2. Trev M (talk · contribs) (Working on alternatives to the asanas stubs and list page at present. Check in at my yoga sandbox) 01:37, 21 March 2010 (UTC)
  3. Bhuto (Talk | Contribs) - Specialist in the fields of Ayurveda, Tantra & Yoga. Lack the fire to take an initiative, but can do a lot if asked specifically about an activity. 16:42, 21 March 2010 (UTC)
  4. Mskadu (talk · contribs) General Interested (cat/ re-cat, new articles monitoring and article corrections)
  5. MarB4 (talk · contribs) (Working on yogasanas. 2 decades of Kriya Yoga practice (Saraswati)) 23:11, 1 July 2011 (UTC)
  6. dchmelik (talk · contribs) Hindu (Karma (Hatha (Ashtanga,) Laya/Kundalini,) Bhakti, Raja, Jnana, Mantra,) Jain, Buddhist, Taoist, Sikh, Integral Yoga--Dchmelik (talk) 08:57, 25 December 2011 (UTC).
  7. Supaiku (talk · contribs) Practicing Sanskrit Devanagari and IAST and my conceptual knowledge of Ashatanga/Hatha Yoga poses by updating Wikipedia seems like a nice study method:) Feel free to contact me, or give feedback on my edits, or add something to my Todo List. Supaiku (talk; Todo) 07:43, 11 March 2012 (UTC)
  8. Teashias (talk · contribs) Haven't made any commitment to update yet but I am a thoroughly enthusiastic Yoga Teacher and would love to contribute when the opportunity should arise. Teashias (talk) 03:00, 15 March 2012 (UTC)
  9. OrenBochman (talk · contribs) I am working on templates, article ranking and a rough guide to standardizing asana articles, locating more free images and setting up a yoga portalBO; talk 14:37, 17 April 2012 (UTC)
  10. Factseducado (talk · contribs) (I am interested in working on yoga in the United States, Iyengar yoga, philosophy of yoga.) 22:41, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
  11. Curb Chain (talk · contribs) only asana exercise related material23:26, 27 November 2012 (UTC)23:28, 27 November 2012 (UTC)
  12. Sashimikid (talk · contribs) (I am interested in working on some esoteric yoga stuff. Oren, or his bot, just tagged one of my articles.) 16:25, 14 December 2012 (UTC)
  13. dchmelik (talk · contribs) Hindu, Jain, Buddhist Yoga 12:33, 25 March 2013 (UTC)
  14. Autumn Siegel (talk) 22:58, 25 March 2013 (UTC)
  15. Victoria.Lee.Croasdell (talk) 04:09, 26 March 2013 (UTC) Have been studying, teaching and practicing aspects of the Vedic Sciences since 1999.
  16. Ewj001 (talk · contribs) (Interested in yoga related articles.) 03:23, 4 May 2013 (UTC)
  17. Iṣṭa Devata (talk · contribs) (I am interested in removing random sectarian notes, typos, personal theories, and clarifying ambiguous terminology, fixing shwa deletion errors and changing other transliteration schemes back into IAST to keep consistent Sanskrit representation) Recently fixed Malasana and Anuloma Pranayama pages 15:36, 25 May 2014 (UTC)
  18. EMP (talk · contribs) I'm interested in improving all the yoga-related articles so that they do some justice to the subject. I have worked on Yoga as Exercise and Alternative Medicine and also Yin Yoga. EMP (talk) 23:15, 10 July 2014 (UTC)


Featured content[edit]


New articles[edit]

Please feel free to list your new Yoga-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please). Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them, are at least over 1,000 characters, don't have any dispute templates on them, and cite their sources, should be suggested for the Did you know? box on the Wikipedia Main Page.

Review and assessment[edit]

Peer review[edit]

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