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Origins of Bharatanatyam

This is a very popular dance form in South India. It is oldest of all classical dance forms in India. Dance of mind & soul. It is extremely traditional and known for its grace, purity, tenderness, staturesque & sculpturesque poses. … Continue reading

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Arangetram

Arangetram is a tamil word.Aranga meaning raised floor and Etram meaning climbing in Tamil,one of the south indian languages. It is also called Rangapravesha in Kannada, another south indian language, Ranga meaning Stage and Pravesha meaning Enter. Ideally this should be … Continue reading

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For a distinct style for men

The classical dance technique has to clearly be different and distinguishable for men from that of women. Male dancers should concentrate on power, tension, athleticism and such attributes rather than imitate feminine mannerisms, opines KARTHIK VENKATESHAN For all the ostentatious … Continue reading

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Yoga for Headaches

Yoga not only provides relief for the pain and cause of headaches, but can also prevent headaches from occurring in the future. Most headaches are due to stress and tension held in the head, neck, shoulders and upper back. When … Continue reading

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Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

Yoga means “joined together.” The word comes from the ancient Sanskrit root word yug, which means “to unify.” Yoga is a vast collection of spiritual techniques and practices all aimed at integrating mind, body and spirit and achieving a state … Continue reading

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The correlation between Yoga and Bharatanatyam – Dr.Vasundhara Doraswamy

As it is a universal fact that any form of dance involves a lot of physical movements and requires a certain degree of fitness depending on the corresponding style. Yoga involves a lot of breathing exercises and stretching exercises [asanas] … Continue reading

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Bharatanatyam – A brief summary

‘Anghikam Bhuvanam Yashya Vachikam Sarva Vanganayam Aharyam Chandra Taraditam Namah Satwikam Shivam’ – which means, Lord Shiva is a many splendoured cosmic personality. We bow to the energetic [Satwika] Shiva, whose bodily movement [Angika] is the phenomenalworld, whose articulate expression … Continue reading

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