Tatta Adavu – Second Step

August 6th, 2007 by Anjali

This is the second part of the Tatta Adavu post. As you read this, I hope you have read the first part posted earlier. If you have tried out the same as part of your current learning or online learning for the first time, my hunch is that you are experiencing some aches and pains. Take heart! That means you are on the right track :)

Again, let us refer to the animation at library.thinkquest.org to look at the second step within this adavu. For the second step, please follow this link. Note that you need to wait for the red bar to glow before the animation starts.

  1. Stay in the Ardhamandal (Half seated posture). Place your Palms on the waist with the inside of the palm facing outside.
  2. Lift your right leg towards the inner thigh and tap the floor with flat feet (say “tai ya”). Once the right leg is grounded, again lift the same (right) leg and then tap the floor with flat feet (say “tai hi”).
  3. After the second tap of the right leg, lift your left leg in a similar fashion and then tap the floor with flat feet (say “tai ya”). Once the Left leg is grounded, again lift the same (left) leg and tap the floor with flat feet (say “tai hi”)

We can now practice the first and second step together for 25 times each. Please note that (”tai-ya”, “tai-hi”) is one count and so for the second step, one count is completed on one side itself i.e. double tap with right leg is one count.

In the first step, one count is completed after one tap of right and left legs. Hope you get a hang. Watch the Video for Tatta Adavu here.

You can hear the sollukettu here:

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  • 1 cavery Sep 14, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Hi,
    Thank you so much for your website. I am learning a lot.
    This sollukettu is only for 5th step in 3 variations. I am looking for other steps also. In the first and second steps audio also, there is sollukettu only for first step. Could you please upload all of them.

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