Dhit Teiyum Ta Tā Tei

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Description

Variations: 5

Method of execution

This set of adavus are comprised of leaps, jumps and turns. Two variations of this adavu are sometimes referred to independently as Kartari adavu (3rd variation) and Katthi adavu (4th variation). Kartari means scissors and is named after the Kartarimukha mudra used in this adavu. Katthi means knife and is named after the cutting movement performed with the hands in this adavu. Common among all the variations of this adavu are the leaps.

Mnemonic syllables

Dhit Teiyum Ta Tā Tei

Body positions


Hand Positions

  • Hands held at chest level
  • Hands stretched at shoulder level, with hand holding respective mudra facing up
  • One hand is held stretched above the head with elbows in a slight curve, and hand holding respective mudra, facing up, while the other hand is brought in a curve from chest level and stretched in front of the body with the respective mudra and hand facing up.
  • Both hands held in a circle above the head, with the mudras close to each other and the palms facing upward
  • Both hands making a circular movement around the body
  • A single hand held stretched and  rotated at the shoulder, to the be held at full stretch at  chest level
  • Hand stretched downward with hand holding respective mudra facing up
  • One hand making a circular movement , even as the body turns

Mudras


Points to remember

  • Leap/jump as high as possible.
  • While jumping, fold the legs to touch the rear.
  • Land silently and stable on your feet, in respective position, after a jump.
  • Make yourself light to be able to cover space both laterally and vertically.