Usually when I break up patterns for Shiva Nata variations, it’s a different way of going at the same level, or breaking a main level down. I think I may have hit on a “real” variation though – a continuation of the transquarter patterns Andrey shows in the DVD. The movement in these transquarters happens in level 6 (I haven’t figured out what transquarters would be for levels 3 or 4…. whoa!!!! exactly as I typed this, I figured it out! epiphanies happening on-the-spot! Or, more realistically – I figured these out and taped this last week, setting my mind on figuring out the other two levels subconsciously. New video or post coming soon!)
Happily, I made a full video to follow along with this time! All starting positions (level 2-style). Feel free to just flail and see if the pattern jumps out at you – otherwise, an explanation follows… (also, no words – it’s a feature! just watching and naming the positions is a mind-buzzy practice, or finding the number-words for yourself as you’re following)
To construct this level, you start with level 2 transquarters – using each level 2 starting position and, instead of travelling forwards or backwards, skipping a step. 1 to 3 (and 3 to 1), 2 to 4 (and 4 to 2) – 5 to 7 (7 to 5) or 6 to 8 (or 8 to 6).
The extra step in these transquarters (that preps you for level 6) is that instead of moving each hand to its transquarter – you move it to your other hand’s transquarter destination. So 2-7 would normally transquarter to 4-5 – but instead, 2 grabs the 5, and 7 grabs the 4.
Another way to think of this is inserting a mirror-move in between the start and the transquarter. Start at 1-5, normal transquarter would be 3-7, the mirror is 7-3.
Let me know what you think, and have fun flailing!