The complete Raadha Kalpa Warm Up: Level 1
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This Warm- up is quite a bit more demanding than the previously introduced sequences, so please make certain that you have practised the following though the past months, atleast 5 times each, slowly with awareness before doing this warm-up.
Legs and core 1, 2
Obliques and flat back
Warm up Isolations
Alignment awareness knees 1-6
If this warm-up is too strenuous for you, practise it on a day that you are not dancing before one of the instructed short strength regimens. Do not do it before dancing if it makes you very tired.
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Hip Stabilisers: Gluteals, rotators, ...
This works on all the muscles that stabilise at the hip joint. These muscles are needed to lunge with stability, squat with proper muscular engagement and also balance on one leg. These muscles will help the dancer develop stability while dancing and also prevent injuries in the process.
Thattu Mettadavu 5 : Sankeernam
This Adavu has two components, a tapping action with one foot that comprises of the Thattu, and the Udgattitham action on the other leg with a heel. Sometimes both the tap and the Udgattitam can happen on the same foot, depending on the Jathi.
- Try to make sure the heel is lifted prop...
Kuditta Mettadavu: Variations
The Kuditta mettadavu, named so because of the combination of a small jump and then the dropping of the heel, is usually done with hands to the side and then a small cross at the wrists.
These variations, continue with the same movement of the feet while changing the torso and arm movements.