WTFriday: Swinging Baby Yoga Viral Video
January 21, 2011
by Sasha Emmons
Have you seen the unsettling video of Russian yogi Lena Fokina swinging a 2-week-old baby around as a form of “baby yoga?” Watch, if you dare.
Could this be real? Blogger and writer for Time Magazine Nathan Thornburgh tracked down Lena Fokina, now living in Egypt, down for an interview conducted in Russian. He discovered that yes, this is real. Fokina says baby swinging has been done for more than 30 years with no adverse effects, and encourages early reading, singing, talking, and swimming.
Does her explanation make you feel better about baby swinging? Or are you still cringing?