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...
Legs and core 1
The first Strength regimen concentrates on two primary areas. The core and the legs. These two areas are necessary to move efficiently in a Bharatanatyam practice. The stabilisation of core muscles is necessary to move safely when dancing. This protects our back and helps with speed and clarity. ...
This series can be practiced after a basic warm up, before beginning an Adavu practice.
The hip opener series will help you navigate through tight hips. It will help you mobilise your hips and enable you to push your thighs back while sitting in Araimandi. Please do this in combination with str...
This is a great session to do on a day when you feel tight or sore. It opens up your body without expecting too much of it. You can also do it before you start a warm-up or after a strength or dance session. It is a session that is safe to practice early in the morning.
Obliques, flat backs and legs
This introduces the flat back and builds muscles in the back. It is recommended that you do this sequence after you lengthen your hamstrings to prevent your back from curving. It also introduces a lowering action on your quadriceps which will help build stronger legs.
The flexibility series tha...
This short set of exercises will help develop some stability and mobility around the shoulders to enable your arm movements to become controlled and precise when dancing.