Body Division -
The entire body is divided as Anga, Pratyanga and Upaanga. Pratynaga and Upaangas should move along with the Angas.
Head, Hands, Chest, Waist, Bottom, Legs - are the 6 Angas.
Sometimes Neck also included.
Shoulders, Arms, elbow , Stomuch, thighs, Knee are the Six Pratyangas. Some people include Wrist and Ankle also
Sight, Eyebrow, Eye lids, Eye balls, Cheeks, Nose, Gums, Lower Lip, Teeth, Tongue, Chin and Face are the 12 Upaangas. Few people include Heels, Fingers, Feet, Palm also into upaangas.
Angik Abinaya divides in 3 parts :
Sharira Abhinaya includes -
Head Movements – शिरोभेदा
Chest Movements - Vakshya Bheda
Neck Movments - Greevabheda,
Waist Movements - Paarshva Bheda
Bottom Movements - Kati Bheda
Hasta Bheda - Mudra - For more details click here
Paad Bheda - For more details click here
Eyes Movements - Drusti bheda
At Satvikam Shivam we study theory of the dance presented here in much detail.