In Sridaiva, we also consciously place our hands and fingers in specific forms (mudras) and in specific sequence (katas). We mindfully place our feet and toes very specifically in space with moment-to-moment meaningfulness. In walking, we are consciously aware of which foot we lead with, and the length of our gait. We choose which part of our foot touches the floor first, and how much sound it makes when it lands. The neutral alignment template for the spine, the bow-spring shape, is maintained throughout the kata of transitioning from standing to kneeling, and from kneeling to all-fours, and from all-fours to lying down supine and prone.
In Sridaiva, we also practice the katas of mindful sitting, walking, and or dynamic standing positions like balancing on one leg. Through regular practice a Sridaiva student learns to simultaneously be aware of the whole outer shape of his/her body at once. It is a mindfulness practice of dynamic posture in which the 3-D spatial relationships between head, ribcage, shoulders, hips and lower back, and elbows and knees, hands and feet are accurately perceived and assimilated as a new unified system of all the main parts of the body. We are aware of our default postural tendencies, and so we consciously choose the bow-spring alignment instead. Our mindful dynamic posture of the bow-spring leads us to a radiant heart, harmonious mind, and healthy body.