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Two different divine art forms

Baratha Natyam and yoga are two different divine art forms that originated in the Indian soil. Both of them are deeply rooted in Santayana Dharma which was often referred to in Hinduism in the olden days. Bharatha Natyam derives its theoretical foundation from Natya Sastra which is considered as the fifth Veda of Hinduism. Natya Sastra consisted of 36 chapters and contains 6,000 verses.

Baratha Natyam and yoga help individuals for spiritual uplift and salvation. In the recent past, many researchers have been done to identify the union between these two ancient art forms. Bharatha Natyam is often referred to as artistic yoga. Yoga generally means the union of the soul with Almighty. Bharatha Natyam is a divine fine art that coordinates the human body, mind and emotions.

Spiritual wellbeing

While Bharatha Natyam grew in the gurukula tradition yoga developed in ashrams in India. Both art forms promote physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. Bharatha Natyam is based on Natya Sastra which was derived from the four Veda, viz., Rig, Yasoor, Sama and Atharvana.

According to Yoga Sudra Patanjali, there are eight components commonly identified as ‘astanga’ or eight limbs. The eight limbs of yoga are known as Yama which reveals abstinence or avoiding activities for self-pleasures or bodily pleasures. The second factor is Niyama or observance.

The third factor in yoga is Asana, or body positions. The fourth factor is Pranayama or breathing control. The fifth aspect in yoga is Pratyahara or withdrawal of senses. It could be described as withdrawal of attachment. The sixth factor in yoga emphasizes Dharans or the power of concentration. The seventh factor of the yoga component is Dhyana or promotion of meditation. The eighth component is Samadi.

Both these art forms benefit the mental, physical and emotional stability of the practitioners. They treat the nervous system and promote physical health. But yoga particularly promotes meditation. If we practise these two art forms in their real sense, both will lead us to salvation.

In Sanskrit, Pancha means five. Pancha Tattva reveals all the five important elements. The thumb indicates fire (Agni), the index finger reveals air (Vayu), the middle finger indicates space or sky (Akash), and the ring finger reveals earth and the small finger reveals water (Jalam).

Electromagnetic reactions

According to Yoga mudras when different fingers are in contact with one another different electrified and electromagnetic reactions generate fruitful reactions in the body alignments. These mudras are strongly linked with one another.

In Bharatha Natyam, mudras are called Hasthas or mudras, and single-hand mudras are called Asamutha Hasthas, and double hand mudras are called Samutha Hasthas. Yet the total number of mudras differ from text to text.

One is beauty hands or grace hands. And other is Thollil hand mudras (working hands), to illustrate or interpret the meaning of the songs. Ellil hand mudras are used only in adavus (steps). This category of Ellil hand mudras are only used in the Nirtha division of a dance.

The mudras used for Abinaya are called Nirthiya hasthas, or Nirthiya mudras. In this category, all the single and double hand mudras are used.

Deeply rooted

Baratha Natyam and Yoga are the two divine art forms originated in Indian soil. Both these art forms are deeply rooted in Santayana Dharma which was often referred to in Hinduism in the olden days. Bharatha Natyam derives its theoretical foundation from Natya Sastra which is considered as the fifth Veda of Hinduism. Natya Sastra consisted of 36 chapters and contains 6,000 verses.

Sage Bharata Muni enacted the theoretical concept and framework for the benefit and well-being of numerous performing art forms. It is stated that Natya was enacted by a mystic figure Bharata Muni. Every nuance of Bharatha Natyam is well defined in the theoretical foundation of Natya Sastra which gives scientific guidelines to choreographers and performers. It includes numerous aspects such as cultural projection, linguistic, literary, arts, crafts, costumes and ornaments. The dance and drama based principles, as well as the practical application of the art, are elaborately discussed in the Natya Sastra. It embodies principles set out in a very concrete and concise format.

Baratha Natyam and Yoga help individuals for spiritual uplift and salvation. In the recent past, so many researchers have been done to identify the union between these two ancient art forms. Bharatha Natyam is often referred to as artistic Yoga. Yoga generally means union of the soul with Almighty. Bharatha Natyam is a divine fine art that coordinates the human body, mind and emotions together. Bharatha Natyam is generally divided into two main aspects. One is Thandava and the other is Lassiya.

Thandava section is often referred to as Thandava Lakshana Baratha Natyam and Yoga are the two divine art forms originated in Indian soil. Both these art forms are deeply enrooted in Santayana Dharma which was often referred to in Hinduism in the olden days. Bharatha Natyam derives its theoretical foundation from Natya Sastra which is considered as the fifth Veda of Hinduism. Natya Sastra consisted of 36 chapters and contains 6,000 verses.

Each nuance

Sage Bharata Muni enacted the theoretical concept and framework for the benefit and well-being of numerous performing art forms. It is stated that Natya was enacted by a mystic figure Bharata Muni. Every nuance of Bharatha Natyam is well defined in the theoretical foundation of Natya Sastra which gives scientific guidelines to choreographers and performers. It includes numerous aspects such as cultural projection, linguistic, literary, arts, crafts, costumes and ornaments. The dance and drama based principles, as well as the practical application of the art, is elaborately discussed in the Natya Sastra.

It embodies principles set out in a very concrete and concise format.

Baratha Natyam and Yoga help individuals for spiritual uplift and salvation. In the recent past, so many researchers have been done to identify the union between these two ancient art forms. Bharatha Natyam is often referred to as artistic Yoga. Yoga generally means union of the soul with Almighty. Bharatha Natyam is a divine fine art that coordinates the human body, mind and emotions together. Bharatha Natyam is generally divided into two main aspects. One is Thandava and the other is Lassiya.

Thandava section is often referred to as Thandava Lakshana In yoga, some of the Asanas are associated with specific body postures and hand gestures. All these serve certain health purposes. Many of the yoga postures resemble typical geometrical body positions. Yoga poses and Bharatha Natya Karana poses have numerous similarities. But Bharatha Natyam is a performing fine art. It is performed with a specific well-defined music with certain rhythmic tempos.