Growing older means stiffer bones and muscles. If you are not exercising regularly, reaching even for your toes can already be a big struggle.
That’s why it’s always impressive when we see people demonstrate great physical flexibility. Ballet dancers, for example, are awesome at this and they can easily bend and lift their bodies seemingly without much effort.
And then there are people like Zlata.
This woman currently holds the title of being the “World’s Most Flexible Woman.” Born Julia Günthel, Zlata has gained world records for her amazing contortionist skills. She first showed signs of her unusual talent when she was 4 when a kindergarten teacher noticed it.
Later on, she explored gymnastics and eventually began performing as a contortionist in circus. In 2010, she has also been featured in the Discovery Channel because of her exceptional flexibility.
Check out the following pictures here:
Yes, Zlata can even bend her body into a form that’s small enough to fit in a suitcase. We’ve all joked about doing that to save on airfare, right? Well, this woman can easily give that a shot if she wants. Watch Zlata’s appearance on the Discovery Channel: