Session 9- Naat Adavu

Naattuadavu: “Naattu” is a Tamil word that means ” to Perch/Root on your heel”.

  • Sollukattu for the group: Thai yum tat ta tai yum ta ha.(Listen to audio)Anjitham
  • Sthanakam/Posture: Araimandi
  • Hatas: Tripathakam, Katakamukham and Alapadmam
  • Feet Positions and Movement: (Nattu) also referred to as Anjitham

There are eight variations in this group.

We will look at the first two today.
Nattadavu 1
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Beat

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Sorkattu Speed 1

Thai

Yum

Tat

Tha

Thai

Yum

Ta

Ha

Speed 2

Thai Yum

Tat Tha

Thai Yum

Ta Ha

Repeat

Speed 3

Thai Yum

Tat Tha

Thai Yum

Ta Ha

Repeat

Start: Keep both your hands stretched out in Tripataka mudra facing the floor and be seated in Ardhamandalam/ Araimandi position. (Fig. 2)

1. Thai-Stretch your right leg outwards to the side on the heel with your toes facing the ceiling, the anjitham position. The right leg is stretched in anjitham with only the heel is resting on the floor and the toes are facing upwards.Simultaneously turn the right arm in Tripataka mudra to face up . Note that the left arm remains in Tripataka mudra facing down. (Fig 1)
2. Yum –Bring your right leg back to Ardhamandalam with a tap and turn the right arm in Tripataka mudra downwards as in the original starting position.
3. Tat-Now, repeat the movement on the left side. Stretch your left leg in Anjitham position (left leg stretched in such manner that the heel rests on the floor) and turn the left arm upwards so that Tripataka gesture faces the ceiling . Fig(3)
4. Tha-Bring your left leg back to Ardhamandalam with a tap and left arm in Tripataka mudra downwards as in the original position in the start . (fig 2)

5. For Thai Yum tha ha repeat step 1-4 again

Naatadavu 1
The Naatadavu 2nd step involves repeating the same movement twice to each side (Right and left)
Keep practicing and join us for the third and fourth step in our next session.

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