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Playlist 10

Playlist 10

This playlist works on a few Adavus and the Jathis and Korwes introduced so far. It also introduces a new korwe and the Hamstring lengthening cool down.

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Playlist 10
  • Warm up : Isolations

    The warm up changes in length and content as your body changes. What a conditioned body needs to warm up is very different than a body that is beginning this journey. This warm up is safe and helps a dancer at every level to find openness in the body. It can be done in combination with the hip op...

  • Naatadavu 1

    This Adavu has a stretching action in the leg where the foot is flexed and the heel is placed on the floor. The alignment of the hip bones is important in this. The turn-out and stability in the Araimandi position of the dancer must have developed by the time he/she starts the Naatadavu. If this ...

  • Naatadavu 2

    This Adavu has a stretching action in the leg where the foot is flexed and the heel is placed on the floor. The alignment of the hip bones is important in this. The turn-out and stability in the Araimandi position of the dancer must have developed by the time he/she starts the Naatadavu.

    The se...

  • Naatadavu 3

    The third Naatadavu stretches the leg out to the front. If you are unable to keep your back straight when doing this, please refer to the flexibility section and practice the tips for forward bends and try again.

  • Naatadavu 4

    The 4th Naatadavu expects a little more stability in the body. Please practice any of the Strength sections that work on lunges and squats, to achieve a deep lunge in this Adavu.

  • Naatadavu 5

    The 5th Naatadavu is fairly easier to execute if you are clear with the 3rd and 4th Naatadavu. The bend is in the diagonal, and the length of the back must be maintained. The Swastikam introduced in the second Naatadavu is used again. So as long as there has been clarity so far, this will be an e...

  • Naatadavu 6

    If you are unable to get up from the Muzhumandi position on the beat in the 3rd speed, please revisit the leg strength exercises in the exercise section. Pay special attention to the side squats. Also practice the hip- opener exercises that are present in the flexibility section.

  • Teermana Adavu 1

    The Theermana or Makutadavu, is placed at the end of a Korwe or Jathi in specific rhythmic patterns, to create an ending.

    The leg is either placed outstretched directly in front or at a diagonal of 45 degrees. The foot is flexed and the heel strikes the floor. In the Raadha Kalpa method we begi...

  • Theermana Adavu 1, variation

    The Theermana or Makutadavu, is placed at the end of a Korwe or Jathi in specific rhythmic patterns, to create an ending.

    The leg is either placed outstretched directly in front or at a diagonal of 45 degrees. The foot is flexed and the heel strikes the floor. In the Raadha Kalpa method we begi...

  • Adi Tala Korwe 1

    Please watch the first three lectures on Talam before beginning the Korwe series. There is an instruction video for each Korwe.

    A Korwe is a set of adavus that are formatted to a specific rhythmic structure, ending with a Muktayam/Teermanam adavu and layered on a Swara like in a Jatiswaram or Ta...

  • Adi Tala Korwe 2: Instructions

    Please watch the first three lectures on Talam before beginning the Korwe series. You can practice to the Korwe video , once you have learned it with instructions. Pay attention to the counts and try to count in your mind continuously.

    A Korwe is a set of adavus that are formatted to a specific...

  • Adi Tala Korwe 2

    Please watch the first three lectures on Talam before beginning the Korwe series. There is an instruction video for each Korwe.

    A Korwe is a set of adavus that are formatted to a specific rhythmic structure, ending with a Muktayam/Teermanam adavu and layered on a Swara like in a Jatiswaram or Ta...

  • Sarvalaghu Jathi 1

    This Jathi has an instructional video. The counts for all the Sarvalaghu Jathis are all in 4 counts. Please watch and try to learn the Jathi for practice.

    Please keep in mind that the Raadha Kalpa method likes to reinforce the idea of neutrality in Nritta patterns that are not placed within a c...

  • Sarvalaghu Jathi 2

    This Jathi does not have an instructional video. The counts for all the Sarvalaghu Jathis are all in 4 counts primarily. There are small variations in this particular Jathi. Please watch the Tala Theory video after you learn the Jathi and try to analyse where the variations occur.

    Please keep ...

  • Hamstring and Hip flexor flow

    This instructional video can be used in combination with any of the other flexibility videos or after a strength section has been practised. Do not practise this before a strength workout or just before practising dance.