Adavus: Practice videos
Pointers for Pakkadavu 1:
Watch the level of your arms. Make sure you maintain the length of your neck. Turn to the side with your head straight, without tilting. Keep your eyeballs in the centre of your eyes. When you reach to the side, do not raise the opposite elbow. maintain length.
The Pakkadavu name is derived from the movement of the entire body as opposed to a name derived from specifically the articulation of the feet. The Raadha Kalpa method practises four different types of Pakkadavu to create specificity in feet articulation. The movement of the arms are interchangeable and can be varied to an even greater number when placed in choreography.
The four types that are introduced, address with clarity four types of feet articulation in combination with most commonly used arm movements.
This progression is unique to the Raadha Kalpa method as it changes the starting and ending of each Pakkadavu by changing the use of Tattu in Araimandi or Swastikam.
Pay specific attention to the feet articulation in the Pakkadavu series. Start with the first one and then progress to the rest.
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Pointers for Pakkadavu 2:
Keep your shoulders down when stretching your arms.
Keep the height of the arm that you are looking away from. It is common to let this arm go too far back or let it drop below shoulder height.
Keep your head straight when you look to the side.
Make sure you keep you...
Pointers for Pakkadavu 3:
Keep your shoulders down when lifting your arms.
Make sure your arms do not go too far back.
Follow your arm and keep your gaze toward the wrist of the arm you are bending away from.
Make sure you keep your thighs pushing back while retaining Swastikam in your feet.
Pointers for Pakkadavu 4:
- Keep your shoulders down when lifting your arm.
- Make sure your arm in front of your chest doesn't cross the centre of your chest.
- Make sure you do not sit in your hip when lifting one leg. Keep the thigh pushing back on the standing leg
- do not rest your raised ...