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Though the Sthānakās, or static positions for male and female characters are not limited to be used only by a specific gender, they are the building blocks for Karanas.
There are 6 Sthanakas for male characters.
Vaiśnavam samapādam ća vaiśakham mandalam tathā
pratyālīdam matālīdam sthanān yethāni śanruńa
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Sthanas/ Positions used in Adavus
Adavus have starting , transitory and ending positions. It is important to know, understand and embody these positions before embarking on Adavu practice. These positions are mentioned in the Natyashastra and Abhinaya Darpana with different names. The RK Method refers primarily to the Natyashastra.
Alignment in Adavus
The video describes the various Sthanas that are used in the practice of Adavus and the right alignment and muscle engagement to ensure longevity and safety in practice.
Varnam, "Adi Shivane" : Part 12 (Swar...
Composer: K.N.Dandayudapani Pillai.
Choreography: Guru Narmada (Jathis) , Adapted by Rukmini Vijayakumar
The Varnam speaks from the perspective of a Nayika that is longing to see Lord Shiva.
P: Adi shivanaik-kANavE Ashai koNDEnaDi
nIti nilavum tillai ambalam...