The practice of Yoga has been around for thousands of years, so naturally, various iterations of it have become popular among people around the world.
There's Bikram Yoga, hot yoga, Vinyasa yoga and—apparently—extreme yoga for those who thrive on death defying risks.
One extreme yoga aficionado is lucky to be alive after one attempt at a move saw her plummet 80 feet from her balcony.
Alexa Terrazas is a college student from Mexico who had long practiced extreme yoga, often using the railing of her sixth floor balcony for various positions, many of which one shouldn't try at home.
In this instance, Terrazas was positioned upside down with her head and upper body hanging off of the balcony. Though she survived the fall, she fractured her arms, legs, and skull, requiring 11 hours of surgery.
It could be three years before Terrazas, a health and nutrition student, walks again.
People were flummoxed at why she was taking such risks in the first place.
@MailOnline Awful. She did it to herself but still very sad.— Risto Ralsei 🇬🇧 🇲🇰 (@Risto Ralsei 🇬🇧 🇲🇰) 1566961793.0
@MailOnline Sad— Isaiah Love (@Isaiah Love) 1566961556.0
@MailOnline Namaste in the hospital 🏥— jimmybanta (@jimmybanta) 1566967592.0
@MailOnline Safety First.— Jody Trink (@Jody Trink) 1566963937.0
@MailOnline Why do people have to pose or take pictures doing exercise. The more extreme the greater people think o… https://t.co/ja2yYgp1qu— BarryB (@BarryB) 1566981797.0
@MailOnline Ironically enough her last name Terrazas, roughly translates as “terrace” !!!!! Holy poop!!!! 😲😲— alberto aguilar (@alberto aguilar) 1566990814.0
@MailOnline She won't near the balcony rail with a 10foot pole trying out another extreme yoga pose.— EAFRICAEXPERIENCE (@EAFRICAEXPERIENCE) 1566966775.0
@MailOnline Don’t try this at home— Andrew Ivey (@Andrew Ivey) 1566974190.0
Hopefully, Terrazas finds peace on her long road to recovery. We're sure she'll be doing yoga again soon—hopefully just on the ground.