• Dasaratha Rama

Bharatanatyam and Parent-Child Communication

“Yatho hasta thatho drishti,

Yatho drishti thatho manah

Yatho manah thatho Bhaava,

Yatho Bhaava thatho Rasa.”

When Professor Mohanan narrated this sloka at the parent workshop, it struck me that he had captured the essence of parent-child communication!

Communication involves movement, and emotions are an integral part of communication!

A promising starting point for using Bharatanatyam for nurturing development of babies and young children!

So I requested Professor Mohanan to narrate these lines with meaning.

The meaning rendered in more detail in the video:

Where the hands(hasta) are, follow the eyes (drishti); Where the eyes are, goes the mind (manah); Where the mind goes, the expression comes (bhaava) and where there is bhaava, a mood (rasa) is evoked.


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