'Baby Swinging' Yoga Looks a Lot Like Child Endangerment (VIDEO)

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Oh. My. God. Apparently I've been asleep for the past year, because a little over twelve months ago, a crazy video went viral on YouTube of a Russian woman named Lena Fokina who insisted that swinging a baby around like a rag doll somehow qualifies as a form of baby yoga. For real?! Just how nuts is this chick?

And can someone please tell me how in the hell I missed all of the hoopla over something this insane? Of course, after viewing the video, I almost wish I hadn't ever come across it at all. It's pretty disturbing, and it definitely made me want to hit Miss Lena over the head with a frying pan. At least that would make her just as dizzy as the poor babies that she throws around. It couldn't hurt to give her a taste of her own medicine, right?

Even though I missed the initial outrage over the video, the reason I happened to stumble across it today is because Lena is trying to expand her "baby yoga" practices and bring them to unsuspecting infants living in the U.K.  She is supposedly under the impression that there are quite a few "open-minded parents" living in England who might not be turned off by her controversial baby exercises.

Open-minded? Um, hello? It's common knowledge that babies who are shaken are at risk for brain damage, and possibly even death -- so how can she even suggest that parents who won't subject their infants to something this drastic and crazy are simply not being open-minded enough? And is there seriously any ounce of room for open-mindedness when it comes to your child's well-being and safety? I don't think so.

If you think I'm getting all fired up over nothing, then makes sure to watch the video clip below to see for yourself just how dangerous Fokina's "baby yoga" sessions are.

I'm all for a little mommy-and-me time on the yoga mat. But this just goes way beyond anything that is supposed to bond a mother and child, or be calming and serene in any way. One thing's for sure -- Lena Fokina had better be ready for a complete and total outrage if she ever tries to introduce her baby swinging services in the U.S.

Would you ever try something this extreme with your baby?


Image via ABCActionNews/YouTube

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nonmember avatar brandi

that's not a real baby, dummy. it's a weight.

nonmember avatar Shelly

That woman (Seriously, that's a woman?? Yikes.) should be banned from doing that to any baby. How terrifying!!!

coffe... coffeeluva

This is very disturbing and should be considered child abuse!

brina... brinaleigh10

wow this is awful.. it made me sick to my stomach.. i really want to beat the hell out this women.. bnot onyl could it cause brain damage but she could have pulled that babies tiny limbs out of socket.. what kind of idiot really thinks this is ok??

justj... justjess09

Brandi- did you even watch the video?!? They sat at the end that the baby is a TWO WEEK OLD NEWBORN! Pretty sure that makes YOU the dummy. Just sayin...

Kwiat2 Kwiat2

To the first poster, it has been proven that this is a real baby. Not only that, but there are dozens more videos of her with other babies.

And F&$! no I would not let her touch my baby, and anyone who would is insane.

Ingrid Halvorsen

I don't believe that's a real baby. It doesn't move. I'm convinced it's a doll.


I agree - she's an idiot and wouldn't do it w my baby. However, in a article I read she talked about babies really can do more than eat, sleep and lie down-- about how they are born w a set of reflexes that disappear bc they do just generally lay down-- it seems this piece of info was correct as I saw a Natl Geogrpahic piece that explained baby reflexes and how for example a baby a few hours old, would place their feet in a standing position when held that way, but that instinct disappeared in a few days - but when put in water, the instinct came back- of course, these were demonstrated by med pros.

This lady needs to put the babies down.

nonmember avatar Dakota

I was sickened by this when I first saw it last year but I did a lot of research on it and she actually learned to do it from igor charkovsky who basically pioneered water birth in the 60s and everyone thought that was nuts now it's practiced in hospitals, I still wouldn't do it to my baby but there is more to it than meets the eye

nonmember avatar Dakota

She also has two gorgeous healthy grown daughters who she did this two, and there are interviews with grown children that this was done to and they are not only "fine" but excel in many areas, I think westerners are just not used to seeing a baby handled this way, but again I did research, talked to chiropractors and doctors alike and there is a window of time right after the baby is born that their limbs and such are more flexible and durable. She also has give when she switched directions it's not as if the baby is experiencing severe whiplash or anything

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