Lets watch the synchronized movements of the hands and feet in the first step of Kudhittametti in our animation…
Let’s carefully go through the sequence…
Start Position: Araimandi with hands stretched out in katakamukham.
- Tai – ha: For this first of the ” Jump and heel down” movement of the feet, open your hands out from the starting position into (uttanam) alapadmams. The student may turn and face the right hand at this point.
- Tai-he: For the second ” Jump and heel down” motion of the feet , the fingers close back into katakamukham as in the start position. Face front.
- Tai – ha: For the third ” Jump and heel down” motion of the feet, the hands are crossed in avahita (Crossing alapadmams) in front of the chest. The student bends at her waist to the right.
- Tai-he:For the fourth ” Jump and heel down” motion of the feet, the hands are closed and crossed in katakavardhanam in front of the chest.
Then the movement is mirrored to the left. For the left, the student bends to her left on sequence no.3.
Let’s practice this with our audio.