Session 29- Kudhitametti step 6

Kudhitametti step 6,another longer variation, can be looked upon as an extension to step one where one more range of hand movement is added . The new movement is upwards.

Lets watch the simplified animation…

Start Position: araimandi with hands stretched in katakamukham

  1. Thai-ha: Take both your hands above your head and cross them in alapadmam symetrically. One set of jump and down execution of the feet. You may face up.
  2. Tai-he : One set of jump and down execution of the feet accompanied by the closing of the alapadmam in both hands to katkamukhams in the previous position. Face still up.
  3. Tai – ha: For this ” Jump and heel down” movement of the feet, open and stretch both your hands out at shoulder level into (uttanam) alapadmams. The student may turn and face the right hand at this point. (as in step 1)
  4. Tai-he: For this ” Jump and heel down” motion of the feet , the fingers close back into katakamukham as in the start position. Face front. (as in step 1)
  5. Tai – ha: For the next ” 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. (as in step 1)
  6. Tai-he:For this ” 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. (as in step 1)
  7. Thai ha: Repetition of movement in stage 3 .Now again open and stretch your hands out at shoulder level into (uttanam) alapadmams. The student may turn and face the right hand at this point. . One set of jump and down execution of the feet. Face the right hand.
  8. Tai-he: Repetition of movement in stage 4. For the last of this ” Jump and heel down” motion of the feet , the fingers close back into katakamukham as in the start position. Face front.

For the left side of this step, mirror the movement to the left but, the student bends to her left on sequence no.5 and 6.

Now lets try practicing with the audio

Learning Tip: The hand movement for this step can be traced as follows:-
Up, side, front and side

The other stylistic variations in kudhitametti include using the tirupathakam and moving it vertically in an arc from above the head to being parallel to the knee. Have you ever seen this variation?

With this we conclude our session in Kudhitametti .

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