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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.
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.
Pointers for Pakkadavu 2:
Keep your shoulders down when stretching your arms.
Keep the height of the arm that you are looking away from. It is common to let this arm go too far back or let it drop below shoulder height.
Keep your head straight when you look to the side.
Make sure you keep you...