Anyone else have postural problems from playing the Miruthangam? Watch

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I am in my early twenties and reasonably healthy.
I played the miruthangam (tanumai) and was practising for an arrangatram.

Since taking up the miruthangam, I've noticed how my lower back isn't upright when sitting and playing the miruthangam. I've gotten advice from multiple teachers on this and the position they all recommend has this issue.

However, one side of my buttock takes most of the weight of the miruthangam. This is a sitting position which will, over time, lead to uneven muscles.


I've also noticed that the muscles of my right shoulder girdle fix in such a way that strengthens it (this is great).
Although this is great, I'd like for this to be repeated on the other side so my shoulders aren't uneven.

My and hips, back and shoulders have been so uneven that they've caused me issues with my balance. The differences in grip strength and manual dexterity between my two arms also cause me issues in the gym. Has anyone else been experienced this?

I'm going to practise the miruthangam with my weaker side to even out the imbalances in how the two sides of my body move. Thoughts?

This should take only a year if I practise an hour a day, with a new teacher.

I just wanted some solidarity and to see if many other people have been experiencing anything similar.
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Can't answer this myself.

But I'm sure someone from TSR's thriving miruthangam community would be able help.







I had to Google miruthangam.
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(Original post by Trotsky's Iceaxe)
Can't answer this myself.

But I'm sure someone from TSR's thriving miruthangam community would be able help.







I had to Google miruthangam.
Miruthangam classes are very widespread globally for South Indian classical music (carnatic music).
The other main form of Classical indian music orginates from the North of India.

There are many teachers in every country teaching this instrument. They can be found at specialised centres such as the Bhavan, or at Tamil schools
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