I can’t believe I didn’t hear about this controversial video until now! Lena Fokina, a Russian baby yoga instructor, was featured in a video swinging a two-week old baby around by its limbs. YouTube actually flagged the video, citing disturbing content. You’ll need to sign in to YouTube in order to view the video (to verify you’re over the age of 18).
There was a lot of controversy over whether the baby in the video was real or fake. She’s real…and was only two weeks old at the time. In this article by Gawker, Nathan Thorburgh, a blogger who writes about Russia for Time magazine and interviewed Lena, verifies the child’s identity and the practice of baby yoga.