A Mexican woman Saturday fell 80 feet from her balcony while practicing a yoga pose.
Several people said the woman always practice yoga on the sixth-floor of her apartment’s balcony, often using the guardrail as a prop for extreme poses. But the risky move on Saturday afternoon nearly cost her life.
Alexa Terrazas, 23, slipped and landed on the pavement outside her apartment in San Pedro at the northeastern Mexican state of Nuevo León, El Imparcial reported.
Terrazas, a Mexican college student at Tecnológico de Monterrey specializing in health and nutrition, was treated by paramedics with the Red Cross and Nuevo León Civil Protection, then brought to the hospital, where she underwent 11 hours of surgery, according to the report.
She was in critical condition as of Monday, having suffered fractures to both legs and arms, hips and head, the report said.
El Imparcial reported that the young woman will not be able to walk again for at least three years because the doctors had to “reconstruct” her legs following the incident. People on social media asked their followers to consider giving blood to help her. But as of Sunday, a relative of Terrazas tweeted that there was no need.
AMIGOS GRACIAS! Ya no necesitamos donadores de sangre! Solo les pido que le pidan a Dios y al Universo por la Salúd de Alexa Terrazas López
— Mowi (@MoniraRl) August 25, 2019