A 23-year-old woman fell 80 feet from her 6th floor balcony while attempting to get a photo of an extreme yoga pose, and somehow she survived
A young woman fell 80 feet over her balcony while attempting an extreme yoga pose, daily Spanish newspaper El Norte de Castilla originally reported. Alexa Terrazas survived the fall from her sixth floor apartment in San Pedro, Nuevo León, Mexico, but is unlikely to be able to walk for three years, according to El Norte and national newspaper El Sol de Mexico. The 23-year-old is said to have broken 110 bones after the incident. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.
A 23-year-old woman has been left unable to walk for three years after she fell 80 feet over her balcony while attempting an extreme yoga pose, daily Spanish newspaper El Norte de Castilla originally reported. Alexa Terrazas was reportedly practising "free yoga" when she tried to hang upside-down over the edge of her balcony, without using her hands to hold on. The apartment was on the sixth floor of the bulding, Mexican newspaper El Sol de Mexico reports. According to the El Norte report, translated by Insider's Associate Translation Editor Ruqayyah Moynihan, Terrazas was attempting the pose to have a photo taken for her social media accounts. She reportedly fell onto the pavement below — but remarkably, the young woman survived. The incident is reported to have taken place at around 1.10 p.m. on Saturday at the Torres Mizza housing complex in the Las Privanzas neighborhood in San Pedro, Nuevo León, Mexico. Terrazas, who is originally from Chihuahua City, Mexico, was treated by the Red Cross, Civil Protection, and the police at the scene, El Norte reports. The yoga aficionado is studying for a bachelor's degree in Wellbeing and Nutrition at Tecnológico de Monterrey, sources close to Terrazas told Mexican newspaper El Imparcial. Read more: A yoga influencer's 650,000 followers are angry after her 'weekly' giveaways turned out not to be weekly at all This wasn't the first time she'd pushed the boundaries with her yoga poses, either — neighbors had reportedly seen Terrazas doing yoga on her balcony previously, according to El Imparcial. She fractured her arms, legs, hip, and head, breaking 110 bones in total, according to the reports by local media. Terrazas was taken to Zambrano Hellion Hospital where she underwent an 11-hour surgery, according to El Norte. Not only will the yogi have to have her ankles, knees, and parts of her face reconstructed by doctors, but she reportedly won't be able to walk for the next three years. It's thought the fall was nothing more than an accident, as the balcony and handrail were left undamaged, authorities told El Imparcial. Terrazas' friends and relatives have been posting on social media since the fall, asking for blood donations and prayers from the public, El Norte reports. Insider's Associate Translation Editor Ruqayyah Moynihan contributed reporting.Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Mexico has just one store where you can legally buy a gun and it's located on a heavily-guarded military base
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