Social yoga detractors should explain why yoga books are fine, but they cannot tell the same thing about good article about Facebook.
I want to speak for those who, like me, love both yoga and socials. I imagine that when Patanjali wrote the yoga sutra, he did not include the practitioner's relationship with Instagram, Facebook, and so on, and I know that, according to Indian tradition, the ultimate goal of yoga is not to post pictures of asanas on socials. Socials are a vehicle of images, ideas, powerful information through which you can reach anyone who has an internet connection, in just a few clicks: why not taking advantage of it?!
Social yoga detractors should explain why yoga books are fine, but they cannot tell the same thing about good article about Facebook. Think about when the phones arrived (maybe the youngsters do not know it, but there was a time when there was no smartphone!): the people said “I will never have it! They will not have my freedom, I do not want it!”. Instead, in 2017, everybody has a mobile phone, included the older people. A similar thing will happen for yoga and socials! If we keep refusing change, won’t we possibly fall behing ?! Maybe yoga should not follow new habits as it has already happened in the West. We now have social networks, let’s exploit them as yogi.
I am passionate about photography and yoga and I do not see why a picture of a beautiful landscape can win prizes, while a photo of a girl in "Ardha Chandrasana" cannot receive the same gratification!
Try to imagine that the beautiful picture above, perhaps seen by a guy who would never have thought of practicing yoga, convinces him to try it: let’s welcome it! Socials can be an incredible vehicle to widely spread the discipline that we love: who cares if we will be addressed with superficiality? Excuse me now…I'm going to post a picture on Instagram ...