Bharatanatyam is the combination of three elements Nritta, Nritya and Natya. Nritta highlights body movements and rhythm. Nritya gives emphasis to dance postures and body movements. Natya gives importance to drama and poems. Done with complete concentration the dance form is as good as yoga. Read on to get a closer look at the countless health benefits it offers.
Our very own Swetha Jairam is a Bharatanatyam Dancer since the age of 4. Ask her about Bharatnatyam and she just can’t stop smiling and praising about how practising Bharatanatyam has changed her life. Here’s what she has to say
“The importance Bharatanatyam has in my life is just undefinable. Learning bharatanatyam under my mentor, Guru K. Kalyanasundaram has taught me so much. Being respectful, grateful, graceful, confident and many more things. It’s not just about being flexible, graceful and learning this ancient practice but it also teaches you to appreciate things that you have in life and sometimes it’s really heartwarming to perform and have a divine experience.”
So it’s not just your health that benefits but it brings you closer to the divine and yourself.