- Chisa Tolbertson’s hilarious attempt at outside yoga in Colorado ends in disaster
- She filmed the moment she plunged from a log balances over a river mid-pose
- Her camera captured the moment she flipped, head-first into the water below
This is the hilarious moment a woman plunged into a river while attempting to perform yoga on a delicately balanced log in a mountain range.
Fitness enthusiast Chisa Tolbertson decided her trek in Colorado USA wasn’t quite zen enough, deciding to stop for a quick stretching session.
With water rushing past her on the riverbank, she decided the best place to find inner peace would be on a precariously placed log acting as a makeshift bridge.
After setting up a camera to capture what she no doubt hoped would be an inspiring display, she scuttles expertly across the wood in a crab pose.
All is well until she reaches the centre, when she decides to go for a more ambitious pose, raising one leg in the air.
Chisa Tolbertson balances on top of the wood, which is placed over the river in her al-fresco yoga attempt
Her struggle to remain composed goes badly wrong as she slips suddenly and crashes into the water below after flipping sideways off the log.
She hits the water headfirst before the current carries her 30ft down the slope, when she was able to pull herself back onto the bank.
Feeling brave, she starts to raise her leg in the air as the water rushes beneath her in the mountain range
Ms Tolbertson admits that her attempt to pioneer mountainside yoga was misguided.
‘I went and visited one of my favourite places up in the mountains and found a cool spot and made what was, in retrospect, probably a bad decision,’ she said.
The fitness enthusiast’s false move sends her plummeting into the current, which dragged her for 30ft
Her Converse shoe pokes out from under the water after she flipped headfirst into the river
‘I wouldn’t have done it if I didn’t think I was capable of pulling it off but accidents happen.
‘Luckily I washed up on the riverbank probably about 30 feet from where I fell with no injuries other than broken acrylic nails and a bruised ego.
‘After the initial fear wore off though I found it wildly funny that I captured such an embarrassing moment on video.’