Extreme Yoga-Pose Survivor Feels Better Than Ever

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCentral European News

The beautiful yoga practitioner who suffered over 100 fractures after falling while attempting an extreme pose on her 6th-floor apartment balcony has revealed that she is feeling “better than ever”.

Mexican student Alexa Terrazas Lopez, 23, made the headlines when a photo of her teetering on the edge of her sixth-floor apartment balcony moments before the fall went viral online.

Pictures Credit: CEN/Alexa Terrazas

According to reports, she fell 25 metres (82 feet) and landed on the building’s driveway in the city of San Pedro Garza Garcia located in the north-eastern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon.

According to her friends and relatives, the beautiful student has undergone several operations to rebuild her knees, face and ankles.

Pictures Credit: CEN/Alexa Terrazas

Terrazas Lopez shared an audio recording where she announced: “I am 100 percent better than ever.”

After the accident at the end of August, she said that her progress has surprised everyone and “even the doctors are shocked”.

Pictures Credit: CEN/Alexa Terrazas

Terrazas Lopez said: “For the first in a month and a half, I am able to eat on my own.

“As I told my dad, I am continually moving forwards.”

In response to the online support, Terrazas Lopez said: “I really want to thank you for all the prayers and good vibes.

“Thanks for your support, I have managed to progress a lot.”

Family member Ivette Lopez told local media: “There are some painful therapy sessions, but she is always persisting and has a healthy attitude.

“Of course, she loses spirit from time to time, which is natural, but she always manages to lift herself up again.”

Lopez added that “the doctors are surprised every day” and “Alexa is able to speak perfectly, she is laughing a lot and always asks the doctors questions”.

After doctors reconstructed both her shattered legs, Terrazas Lopez was initially told that she would not be able to walk again for three years and would need several further operations.

The young woman was studying for a human nutrition degree at university before the accident.

The local authorities opened up an investigation and found the balcony’s rail did not have any structural damage.

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Ana Lacasa

I am a senior writer and journalist and editor of the Spanish desk for the Central European News agency.

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