Chakra Hand Gesture (Mudra)

May 16th, 2008 2 Comments

When the Palms in Ardhachandra mudra touch each other vertically and horizontally we get the Chakra Mudra. The right palm is vertically held and the left palm is horizontally placed over the it. Lets tale a look at the viniyoga shloka (uses) chakrarthe viniyujyaate It says that this Mudra denotes a Wheel. In Sanskrit Chakra […]

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Shankha Hand Gesture (Mudra)

May 14th, 2008 No Comments

Hold the thumb of your left hand with the forefingers of right hand in Shikhara hasta. Touch the right thumb to the left palms middle finger. Here we get the shape of a counch ie called as Shankha Hasta. Lets take a look at the Viniyoga shloka shankhadishu prayojyo yamityahurbharatadayaha It says that the Shankha […]

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TattiMetti Adavu in Bharatanatyam

April 28th, 2008 12 Comments

“Tatti ” means to tap (like in Tatta adavu) and “Metti ” means a heel contact with the floor. For Metti one must first be on the toes (either a jump on the toes or just striking a toe) and then flatten the feet while the toes are already firm on the ground. TattiMetti is […]

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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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