The Kartharee adavu is a movement that begins with a jump, followed by the crossing of the legs. The name could come from the hasta that is used or from the fact that the legs cross.
The bends of the bodies vary in the various types of Kartharee adavu. We usually practice this Adavu to a three count rhythm.
The second Kartharee Adavu, has the body bending away from the pointed toe as the hand crosses across. Pay specific attention to the way the arms and torso move and coordinate.
Things to keep in mind:
- Make sure the shoulder is down in the arm that crosses the body. Pull it back into the shoulder socket to keep the alignment
- Foot in kunchitam as it crosses.
- Make sure the arm comes into the chest to extend. This is very different from the other varieties that make a semi circle