Mandi Adavu Variations
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The Mandi adavu is named such because there is a small jump on the balls of the feet after which the knee is placed on the ground.
Things to remember:
- stay lifted as much as possible without sitting on the heels
- keep pushing the thighs back and the heels forward to keep your muscles engaged
- extend the arms fully and try not to let the arms bounce
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