Teermanam Adavu Sixth Variation (video)

August 18th, 2008 4 Comments

From the sixth variation onwards the hand movements change. Hands have to be held in a “L” shape. When beginning with the right side, a. Both right and left hands are held in Pataka hasta facing down b. Right arm is stretched and held in front of the face c. left hand is stretched sideways. […]

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Tattimetti Adavu Fourth step

May 20th, 2008 1 Comment

Hope you are now well acquainted with the steps 1-3. Because the fourth step is the combination of the first and the third step. 1. Be in Ardhamandala with hands held in Tripataka close to the chest. 2. Now for the first part of Tat tai Ta Ha, Dhit Tai Ta Ha repeat the steps […]

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TattiMetti Adavu First Step

April 28th, 2008 6 Comments

I am posting the explanation of the first step of TattiMatti Adavu. The Bols for this Adavu is Tat Tai Ta Ha, Dhit Tai Ta Ha. Also watch the video of the first step here. 1. Be in Ardhamandala with hands held in Tripataka gesture close to the chest. 2. Now Tap the right leg. […]

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Ardhasuchi Hand Gesture (Mudra)

April 15th, 2008 5 Comments

If in the Kapitta gesture, the Index finger is kept straight and the thumb is slightly moved up, we get Ardhasuchi hand gesture. lets take a look at the Viniyoga shloka of Ardhasuchi Ankure pakshishavaade bruhatkite niyujyate It says that Ardhasuchi is used to denote Sprouts Chicks or small ones of the birds Big Worms

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Visharu Adavu Seventh Step

March 26th, 2008 1 Comment

The seventh step is a combination of the first step and a new set of steps. It can be divided into two parts. The first part of Ta Tai Tai Ta, Dhit Tai Tai Ta do the first step of Visharu Adavu. Then for the second part of Ta Tai Tai Ta, Dhit Tai Tai […]

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Visharu Adavu Fifth Step

March 18th, 2008 4 Comments

The fifth step is an extension of the fourth step. This step involves some turns at regular intervals. 1. Be in Ardhamandala. With both hands close to the chest in Katakamukha Mudra.   Lets begin the first part of this step. It is just the same like the fourth step. 2. Hands can be held […]

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Visharu Adavu Third Step

March 6th, 2008 4 Comments

This is the description for the third step in Visharu Adavu. You can also watch the Video of the third step. In Visharu adavu there are number of variation in stretching the hands. Do not restrict yourself. Expand your stretches. Hold the mudras correctly. Look where your hands move. Also donot forget to smile. This […]

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Visharu Adavu Second Step

March 3rd, 2008 1 Comment

Here is the second variation of Visharu Adavu. The leg movements will remain the same throughout this Adavu, only the hands keep varying. Watch the video for Visharu Adavu second step here. 1. Be in Ardhamandala, with hands held close to the chest in Katakamukha. 2. Starting with the right side, stretch your right hand […]

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Natta Adavu in Bharatanatyam

February 29th, 2008 9 Comments

“Natta” means to stretch and so the Adavu involves some stretching compared to the Tatta Adavu we explored earlier. And compared to Tatta Adavu, the Natta adavu involves heel contacts of the feet. Thus word “Nattu” in Tamil is also referred to “Perching of heels”. So get ready for some stretching and synchronization of hands […]

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Tatta Adavu in Bharatanatyam

February 29th, 2008 13 Comments

The word Tatta literally means “to tap”. In this adavu, we are taught the Bharatanatyam way of leg tapping. This adavu involves only the use of legs unlike most other adavus. As described in earlier post “More about Adavus”, every adavu has a Bol or syllable. The Bol is used to provide a rythym for […]

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