This is so beautiful, oh my gosh. She's got that crazy back flexibility that rhythmic gymnasts are particularly known for, and her toes!!! I would have killed for those when I was still doing the sport; her arches look just as good as any ballerina's.Wow! Her bridge is so delicate. I love how every stretch flows to the next.
I. Am. Dying. That first video was actual perfection. The toss (followed by the two turns and the catch in a half-handstand move) you see at the beginning would have taken years to perfect. The timing, the positioning, the force of the throw, even the way that the ball left her hand...she did it so naturally, so instinctively. In fact, I'm willing to bet that it is instinct; after people get the hang of the toss, they can usually tell where it's going to go/how far it's going to go as soon as the apparatus leaves their hand. I am in awe of the way she caught the ball, though. The strength she would have needed to hold that position, the hours of practice she would have gone through to perfect the move, and not even mentioning the back flexibility needed for that...just wow. I'm going to stop now, because this is getting less and less articulate