Session 13- Naatadavu Step 6

The 6th variation in Naatadavu is an extension of the previous step.

Let’s now watch the animation…

Looking at the steps in the flow of this step…

  1. Start– Sit in araimandi with hands stretched out inTirupathakam.
  2. Thai
    • Feet- Move right feet behind the left to make a swastikam.
    • Hands- Move right arm upwards to stretch above the head with tirupathakam facing the ceiling. The right hand is now at a right angle to the left
    • Face upwards and look at your right hand extended on the top.
  3. Yum– while in the previous position, tap the left feet.
  4. TatNat 5
    • Feet- Move right feet from behind (the lef)t to the front and stretch in “Naatu”
    • Hands- The right hand now moves down in an arc to make a parallel with the right stretched feet.
    • Head, neck and eyes, follow the movement of the right arm.

    Till this point it is exactly the same as the previous step.

  5. Ta- Now while at the previous position tap the left leg.
  6. Thai– (At this pointit is as if we begin the whole movement again)
    • Feet- Move right feet behind the left to make a swastikam.
    • Hands- Move right arm upwards to stretch above the head with tirupathakam facing the ceiling. The right hand is now at a right angle to the left
    • Face upwards and look at your right hand extended on the top.
  7. Yum– Tap the left feet in front with all other position similar to previous position
  8. Ta
    • Feet: Bring back the right feet to araimandi and tap
    • Hands: The right hand in Tirupathakam is brought down vertically in a straight line, while bending at the elbow. Also slowly turn at your wrist so that the tirupathakam finally faces the ground.
    • Face: tip your chin and look at your right hand in front of the chest.
  9. Ha
    • Feet: Tap left feet in araimandi
    • Hands: The right hand in Tirupathakam in front of the chest is now extended fully at shoulder level by stretching at the elbow.
    • Face: Lift your chin and look ahead(at the audience).
    • You are now in the start position.

    Mirror all the movements in left for another set of Tai- yum- tat-ta-tai-yum-ta-ha.

Lets try with the audio

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