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The 5th Naatadavu is fairly easier to execute if you are clear with the 3rd and 4th Naatadavu. The bend is in the diagonal, and the length of the back must be maintained. The Swastikam introduced in the second Naatadavu is used again. So as long as there has been clarity so far, this will be an easy step to progress to.
Be aware of the arm that stay in Natyarambham. Don't let it float to the back and pinch your scapula.
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If you are unable to get up from the Muzhumandi position on the beat in the 3rd speed, please revisit the leg strength exercises in the exercise section. Pay special attention to the side squats. Also practice the hip- opener exercises that are present in the flexibility section.
The feet articulation vary in varieties of Pakkadavus. The arms can also be changed and expand to include a number of different types. The Raadha Kalpa method has chosen a specific combination of feet articulation and arm movement to allow the dancer to be able to adapt and vary in choreography a...
Pointers for Pakkadavu 1:
Watch the level of your arms. Make sure you maintain the length of your neck. Turn to the side with your head straight, without tilting. Keep your eyeballs in the centre of your eyes. When you reach to the side, do not raise the opposite elbow. maintain length.