Child Abuse In The Guise Of Yoga

The video has went viral. People swinging babies around in ways that look as if the baby will snap and break at any moment.

I am posting this disturbing video here.

Please be prepared. Don't scream. Now wait a minute:




Here is the video and following you will read my opinions.


The woman you see flipping this baby around is named Lena Fokina. She is Russian and is a self-described Yoga guru.

In my opinion she is an evil woman that should be immediately jailed.

Many of you know how I feel about children and child abuse. What this woman is doing and teaching is abuse. I see cases of shaken baby syndrome coming from such stupid stunts.

Parents: please don't buy into this idiotic thought process. Swinging a baby around like a sack of potatoes will not make the baby smarter.

This woman is probably a scam artist that will do anything to gain attention, power, and money. I really doubt there are any "worthwhile" Doctors in this world that would condone this kind of "baby yoga".

I always thought yoga was a meditative state with slow movements. This woman is swinging the baby around like a Boot-camp workout video.

Look at the following list of yoga poses I found on a recognized yoga website.


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Now do you see any jerking movements?

Do you see the arms of the individual getting nearly pulled out of joint?

Yes, maybe some of the poses were done by the baby, but were they beginner poses? I don't think so, and you cannot tell me that baby is above a beginner.

In my opinion, this is child abuse. That Russian should be immediately arrested. Anyone trying to do this with their baby, or someone's baby should be charged with child abuse.

It is wrong.

If you advocate such a thing, you need psychological help.

That is my stand.

That is my opinion.

May God wake these people up however He needs to!

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

I do not understand some people. I truly don't! Where is common sense?

Who are you? 3 years ago

I just can not understand how are they getting away with this.

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anuramkumar 3 years ago from Chennai, India

This is utterly ridiculous is what I believe.

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Froggy213 3 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

Yes, it is and they should be arrested.

SirDent 3 years ago

How can anyone do this to a baby and say they love their baby? Completely disgusted by the video.

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CarNoobz 3 years ago from USA

OH my gosh this is horrible. Baby's joints can get messed up...their brains. Yeah, like they said in the vid...shaken baby syndrome. How stupid is that?

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Made 3 years ago from Finland

I think someone else has written a hub about this (I don't remember who), and I watched the video when I read that hub. I can't watch it again. It made me cry. It's so sad. I hope that woman is locked up in jail in Siberia for good.

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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine

That's really messed up... I practice yoga and have seen some things about toddler yoga, but its simple things, like downward facing dog and warrior poses and stuff, not flinging your kid around. I've seen this before and thought it was fake, so this kinda makes me sick to my stomach.

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Dolores Monet 3 years ago from East Coast, United States

I'd heard about this video but never saw it til now. I often avoid this sort of thing on purpose. Now I see why I avoided it. How awful! It's amazing what goes viral.

revivor 3 years ago fact, so dreadful that I did wonder if the baby in the video was a very clever repro of a doll?? (Hope so!!)

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Froggy213 3 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

Thanks to all of you for your comments very much. Who are you?? Who are you? I bet I know, and I bet you are beautiful.

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CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

Sick! I'd like to personally come and shake this woman myself! What in the world is in her head? I first saw this clip on Facebook and it's horrible. How can anyone do such harm to a delicate and fragile baby. Madness!

Well, thank you for writing about this. Certainly not a delightful scene but absolutely worth sharing and hopefully, people out there get the message that this act is simply WRONG!

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marion langley 3 years ago from The Study

That is disturbing.

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BritJones1331 3 years ago

She does more than that she dunks babies in water repeatedly in a different video I found after the "class" is done with the "baby yoga". It is so messed up when I watched it I held my 4 month old son close to me. Also I just hope that stays out of America because I know people there are already brainwashed into believing her.

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Froggy213 3 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

She should be arrested and locked away.

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moonlake 3 years ago from America

How crazy is this? I wish there was a way to stop her. Voted up on your hub.

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Froggy213 3 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

Thanks Moonlake

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phoenix2327 22 months ago from United Kingdom

I was horrified when I saw this video. I think the woman is a lunatic and should be put away so she is no longer a danger to anyone.

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Froggy213 22 months ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

Amen to that phoenix.

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