Pointers for Kuditta Thattadavu:
Try to go down instead of hopping up each time you snatch onto your heels.
Keep dropping your tailbone and pushing your thighs back.
When you bend to the side, elongate your lower side, so the length of your top side and bottom side remain the same.
Do not push your hips to the side when you bend to the side.
Make sure your weight is on the big toe side and not the little toe side.
By the time you progress to this adavu, your leg strength, balance and stability must have increased enough to hold your araimandi while on the balls of your feet. . The Kuditta- Thattadavu has a small jump onto the balls of your feet, followed by tapping one foot while the other stays held on the ball of the foot.
If you are unable to hold your back upright, follow the Araimandi / Muzhumandi exercise series that will be introduced in the following weeks to build the necessary strength. You can also add any of the Leg and core strength exercises, hip opener workout to help keep your back erect and weight on the big toe side.