A blogger at MomLogic had a WTF moment this past weekend when much to her shock there was a pint-sized yogi practicing on the mats in Bikram class. Apparently a mom had brought along her 4-year-old daughter to sweat her little tootsies off!
At the beginning of the class, this little yogi was trying each of the moves, naturally having trouble holding any pose. By 15 minutes into the class, the poor thing was playing with her water bottle, spraying herself and rolling around on her towel.
Holy smokes. We get the mommy & me thing, but a 4-year-old? In 104-degree heat? That can’t be healthy! The little girl then got up and did a few more poses with the group, all while being encouraged/corrected by her mom. Huh?
Er, something about this seems all kinds of wrong. Besides the obvious health risks to a little youngin’ in such extreme heat, is it really good practice for a mom to bring small children to yoga class in general? Plus who wants Bikram standing on their kids?! (we’re joking)
We don’t have lil YD jrs running around, so we’d love to hear from the yoga moms out there…Have you brought your child to yoga class? To Bikram? Would you?
Bikram yogis feel free to chime in!