• Thu, Jan 20 2011

Beauty Treatments of The Damned: Baby Swinging Yoga

Here are some things you’ll need for yoga class:

* A comfortable pair of sweatpants

* A tank-top. Or a t-shirt. Something you’re cool working out in, really.

* Socks, maybe.

* A mat, maybe.

* Maybe one of those rubber band things

Here are some things you’ll really never need

* A baby to swing and fling about wildly

I’m really just addressing this message to Lena Fokina, the Russian Viral video star who teaches “baby swinging yoga”.  Like, yoga where babies get flung about. For real. According to her recent interview:

The first thing everybody here thought when they saw your baby-swinging video was “Holy shit!” Then they thought, is it real or fake? So: Is it real? If so, who is the baby?

The child was born in the Black Sea region. Her name is Platona, and she was two weeks old when we took that video. We have a lot of children like her here. They are early readers, singers, talkers, swimmers. You haven’t seen anything like it anywhere!! And there’s swimming with dolphins, scuba diving with them… Come to Dahab.

Incidentally, when scuba diving, you’ll probably need a wet suit, and an oxygen tank, and certification. You probably won’t need a baby.

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