Shira Engel’s Yoga U

Yoga U

This past fall, Shira Engel ’14, Wesleyan’s own sage yogi extraordinaire, self-published an e-book on yoga for college students called Yoga U: The College Student’s Tools for Balanced Living. Julia Drachman ’14 drew the book’s illustrations. From a recent press release about the book: 

Yoga U was written and illustrated to be as user-friendly as possible. With 100-plus yoga poses, diagrams, instruction, and translation, full yoga sequences for personal practice created and contributed by celebrity teachers, embedded links to external resources, as well as clear and effective instruction for breathing exercise, Yoga U is a manual for optimal use of body and mind. The e-book also places an emphasis on yoga philosophy, including interpretations of the Yoga Sutras, the Bhagavad Gita, and Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga broken down in a fun and playful lexicon familiar to college students. The e-book connects students to college yoga across the country with interviews with college yoga teachers and a resource guide at the end.

You can buy Yoga U here, and also view its Facebook page. If you really love yoga, check out Shira’s yoga classes with WesBAM! next semester.

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  • Catherine

    Yay Shira!! Everyone who is even a little bit interested in yoga or how to live a calmer, more balanced life in college READ THIS BOOK. It is funny, practical, super useful and just generally a joy to read!

    • Shira

      Thank you, Catherine!!! So touched!