Way back in early 2011, videos of Lena Fokina, a Russian PE teacher and proponent of a style of “baby yoga” which involves picking up babies and swinging them around recklessly, shocked the world and were banned from YouTube for their “shocking and disgusting content.”
But, she’s back! Apparently, the folks at Barcroft Media resurrected Fokina because they realized that yoga controversies are all the rage these days. The latest video catches Fokina tossing babies around on the Egyptian shoreline and sits down for a little chat with her, in which she states, “If I have critics over the Internet, I will not read it. I don’t have time.”
According to CTV.ca, the critics say, “Tossing your baby lightly in the air to make her giggle is one thing, they say; risking brain damage and “shaken baby syndrome” by swinging them around like a bag of potatoes is another. And of course, let’s not even think about what might happen if the parent should happen to lose their grip.”
Yes, let’s not think about it! I also don’t want to think about how this could be considered “yoga” in any way.