Kids, Clowns and Yoga Do Not Mix

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Published March 06, 2008

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I consider myself an open-minded person —you can ask anyone who answers my ads on Craig's List. They're usually surprised, then satisfied and only a small portion seek medical attention.

But my open-mindedness stops at yoga clowns.

What's a yoga clown? Well, according to one who goes by the name, "Zinnia," it's a clown who combines posturing and meditation into normal clowning techniques. I believe Yanni invented this.

Zinnia says clown yoga helps children become healthier, but only if the kids let their guard down. And herein lies my point: As a general rule, you should never listen to anyone who says your children should "let your guard down."

Guards are "up" for a reason. Religion, evolution and even paintball have shown that people who let their guards down die.

Letting your guard down is no different than "if it feels good do it" — a gimmick used to get you to do something you'll regret for the rest of your life. Like clown yoga.

If any adult forces their child to participate in a class featuring clown yoga, I strongly suggest you report them to the authorities as child abusers.

And if you disagree with me, then you sir are worse than Hitler… or a yoga clown.

Greg Gutfeld hosts "Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld" weekdays at 2 a.m. ET. Send your comments to: redeye@foxnews.com

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