A YOGA fanatic followed by a large number of social media warns his yogi comrades after suffering a serious stroke caused by the pear tree.
Rebecca Leigh, 40, was stinging yoga when she tore an important blood vessel around her neck.
Just two hours before the injury, she had filmed an advanced sequence in pink bikini for her 26,000 social media fans.
Today, obsessive exercise can not speak more than a few minutes, suffers daily headaches and has severe memory loss.
And now she's telling her story to educate people about yoga-induced strokes, so that other people can detect the symptoms and quickly see a doctor.
Rebecca, of Gambrills, Maryland, United States, who ran a tanning business, ripped the right carotid into a hollow backed hollow on October 8, 2017 in the morning.
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She said: "I was on my porch practicing a fairly intense type of yoga rack called" hollow "support.
"This pose requires stretching the neck, lowering the hips and arching the bottom of your spine, all in balance.
"I felt that I had really nailed it, but as I entered my house, my peripheral vision went out and the rest of my vision became blurred.
"It was as if a curtain was falling all around me.
"I sat down and tried to put my hair in a ponytail, but my left arm slumped without any control."
At first, Rebecca attributed these symptoms to severe herniated discs in the neck, diagnosed in her early twenties.
She said, "I knew this numbness of the arms could be a symptom.
"It only lasted five minutes, then my head started to hurt.
"I have been suffering from headaches and migraines since I was a teenager, but I knew it was different."
Two days later, Rebecca was horrified to find that her pupils were of different sizes.
"My right eye slumped and my pupils were of different sizes," she said.
"It was terrifying.
"It was then that I knew something was really not going well."
Rebecca and her husband Kevin, 45, who works for the federal police, immediately went to the emergency, where an MRI revealed that Rebecca had suffered a stroke.
She said: "The doctor on staff went into the small room we were waiting in and said in a monotone voice:" Well, darling, you had a stroke. "
"Kevin and I both let out a little laugh, because we thought he had to joke.
"It was impossible for someone of my age, for my health, to have a stroke.
"But he responded to our bursts of laughter in solemn silence and his face said everything."
She spent the next five days in the neurological intensive care unit while doctors were trying to understand why a 39-year-old non-smoker, having a healthy and active diet, might have suffered a stroke.
"After all the blood tests, ultrasound, MRIs and CT scans, it's finally a scanner that explained it," she said.
While she was handling her hands, Rebecca tore the right carotid artery, one of the four arteries that feeds the brain with blood.
The tear sent a blood clot into his brain, which caused the stroke and trauma of the tear of the artery wall also caused the development of a small aneurysm , a bulge of the vessel.
At first, Rebecca felt fury and disbelief at the fact that something as healthy as yoga could have triggered a stroke.
She said, "I could not believe it.
"How can that happen?
"I was angry at my body, I felt that he had betrayed me one way or another."
Rebecca said that she was suffering from intense pain for six weeks, but slowly she began to notice improvement and was able to make short walks outside by herself.
"Finally, I was able to take a shower with my husband nearby," she said.
"I slowly started going for walks from two to three minutes to the outside.
"I started to prepare simple meals and I was able to sit in my bed to watch TV.
"These small achievements seemed to me enormous.
"Every week, I arrived there as an important step.
"Just surviving was a feat."
Incredibly just a month after the stroke, Rebecca was back on her yoga mat.
She said, "I just sat on my carpet in lotus posture and listened to my breath.
"I slowly returned to simple stretches and poses that seemed to me the safest.
"I knew that if I did not start training soon enough after my stroke, I would never do it again.
"I would have panicked too much about it."
After six months of analysis, Rebecca's doctors told her that her carotid artery was completely healed.
The aneurysm was still present, however, and Rebecca feels the effects on a daily basis.
She said that she now wanted to warn others of the possibility of a stroke caused by the advanced yoga movement.
She added, "About a year after my stroke, I found about 75% of my condition prior to this one, and I know I will never be where I am before 100%.
"The fact that I can touch my toes is enough to make me smile.
"I wanted to share my story so that something like that does not happen to other yogis.
"I had never heard of that before it happened to me.
"If I had read that only one incidence of something similar, I would have known that a stroke was a very real possibility when I had my symptoms."
"That it was not my neck, my herniated discs or my nerves … it was my brain out of breath."