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Sthira and Sukha and Social Media: the posture of this moment, new, unfamiliar as it may be, is packed with relevant seva potential.
BY MAGAZINE EDITOR SUSAN MAIER-MOUL
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In an interview earlier this year, Stefanie Syman said to TMOY, “The yoga community, as much as you can generalize about it, was hostile or indifferent to the Internet. In fact, yoga has long been used as an antidote to modernity or post-modernity.”
When we chose to create The Magazine of Yoga on-line rather than in print, we knew we were facing an often negative stereotype about new media. What we considered more important was the potential for low barrier to entry for fresh, non “yoga institutionalized” voices, and enlarging the conversation about what is discussed as practice, and practiced within the transformational power of yoga.
This week’s coverage of Mashable.com’s / UN Foundation Social Good Summit is our maiden voyage in bringing the global conversation on sadhana and seva, practice and service, into the turbulent emergence of 21st century social media tools. The tools themselves may be as unfamiliar as your first chakrasana, but we hope to help ease discomfort and uncertainty as all of us gain confidence in networking with practitioners and service all over the planet.
Please send your thoughts, ideas and support to us at email@example.com and we’ll post them during the day with links to your studios, blogs or projects.
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