|Kaos'ikii - Dance-Exercise
Origin of Kaos'ikii
Kaos'ikii was invented by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti on
6th September 1978 in Patna, India. It is a new type
of devotional and mudraic dance-exercise for women although
it is beneficial for both men and women. It has become
very popular within a short span of time. Girls and
boys should also do it. The practice of the ancient
ta'n'd'ava dance-exercise is not suitable for women
because of certain physiological constraints. Therefore
for women kaos'ikii has come to play an important a
role as ta'n'd'ava.
Inner Meaning of Kaos'ikii
While dancing Kaos'ikii one seeks to establish the
link between the microcosm and the Macrocosm. This process
is commonly known as Mysticism. Kaos'ikii pertains to
the innermost self of the individual. The self of the
individual is hidden within the innermost kos'as, the
layers of existence. Kaos'ikii dance is like the blossoming
of the innermost self.
It is a psycho-spiritual dance - it starts on the psychic
level and culminates on the spiritual level. It vibrates
first the ectoplasmic mind stuff (citta'nu) which in
turn becomes concentrated in this process and touches
the point of the soul, where Parama Purus'a [the Supreme]
"The Operative Principle in the triangle of
forces is called Kaos'ikii Shakti or Shiva'nii Shakti,
and it's witnessing counterpart, the Cognition, is called
"That manifestation, or movement which emerges
from the Great, that is, the all-expressive kaos'ikii
bindu [primordial point]-- is the first qualified stage
of vibration of that Supreme entity."
"This universe originates under the eternal
inspiration of Kaos'ikii Shakti and the constant impetus
of Bhaeravii Shakti [the first stage of actual expression].
Hence every object of this quinquelemental world is
always moving, mobile. Everything is basically dynamic;
nothing can be static. Whether microcosmic minds like
it or not, they will have to keep moving -- mobility
is a universal phenomenon. And for the entities that
reside within the scope of time, place and person, staticity
means annihilation. Hence movement, or mobility, is
essential, movement is a must." Shrii Shrii Anandamurti
Kaos'ikii literally refers to force that creates the
different kos'as or layers of mind later on in the process
of evolution. Kaos'ikii is also associated with the
straight linear movement of the primordial creation.
Kaos'ikii inspires the active expression of the layers
of mind in the first phase of creation and the final
transcendence of mind at the returning phase of creation
to the non-manifestive state.
The Kaos'ikii dance-exercise awakens the cognitive
flame in the darkness of the inert mind. It helps to
establish oneself in the world of effulgence overcoming
the illusory effect of the layers of the mind. It inspires
the objective mind to merge into the subjective mind,
then into the pure cosmic mind and finally to move towards
the attainment of bliss. In this last stage in the spiritual
sphere one comes again in contact with the original
kaos'ikii shakti - the primordial force of creation.
In this final stage of spiritual practice, the kaoshikii
shakti will move in a straight line in the opposite
direction to the binding creative force, along the upward
movement of kula kun'd'alinii, and finally one will
become one with the spiritual effulgence.
Benefits of Kaos'ikii
Human beings suffer from various diseases which create
minor obstacles in sa'dhana'[meditation]. Kaos'ikii
helps to fight against such petty bodily complaints
such as liver disease, etc. which cause inconvenience
This dance is both an exercise and a medicine. It is
a sort of panacea for almost all female diseases, and
for many male diseases in younger boys. It is a medicine
for most liver diseases. It assures safe deliveries
for women, and also checks the advent of old age. It
is a medicine - an antidote to twenty-two types of diseases:
- It exercises all the glands and limbs from head
- It increases longevity.
- It makes for easy delivery.
- The spine will become flexible.
- Arthritis of the spine, neck, waist and other joints
will be removed.
- Gout in the spine, neck, hands and waist will be
- The mind becomes strong and sharp.
- Irregularities in menstruation will be cured.
- Glandular secretions will become regulated.
- Troubles in the bladder and urethra will be cured.
- It gives control over the limbs.
- It adds charm and shine to the face and skin.
- It removes wrinkles.
- It removes lethargy.
- It cures insomnia.
- It cures hysteria.
- Fear complexes will be removed.
- Hopelessness will be lost.
- It helps in self-expression and develops one's potentiality.
- Spinal pain, piles, hernia, hydrocele in men, nervous
pain, nervous disability will be cured.
- It cures kidney and gall bladder troubles, gastric
trouble, dyspepsia, acidity, dysentery, syphilis, gonorrhea,
obesity, thinness and liver diseases.
- It increases the capacity to work until 75 -80 years
Shrii Shrii Anandamurti has selected the colours of
green and chocolate/maroon brown as the official dress
colours for dancing Kaos'ikii. Such colours as green
and chocolate brown are very pleasing to the human eye.
Kaos'ikii has been performed at auspicious celebratory
gatherings and as a reception and farewell greeting
with dancers dressed in long brown saris or dresses
and green shirts.
"Everything in this universe is characterized
by certain colours. Knowingly or unknowingly human beings
are attracted by these colours. Some such as green and
chocolate brown are very pleasing to the human eye.
Perhaps you know that these two colours have been selected
for those dancing the kaos'ikii dance. Colour has a
tremendous influence on everything. When the human mind
becomes strong enough not to be affected by any colour,
it is called vaera'gya [renunciation]." Shrii Shrii
Kaos'ikii as a Competition Exercise
Competition performances in kaos'ikii have been seen
as very good and encouraged by Shrii Shrii Anandamuti.
He strongly supports competitions as there are benefits
in all aspects such as collective inspiration towards
aesthetic expression, health, dynamic action and a beneficial
social practice. The competitions can be done in gatherings
of meditators and as well in the general society.
How to Perform Kaos'ikii
- The two hands upraised and folded together represent,
'Now I am trying to establish a link with Parama Purus'a
- Both hands bending to the right indicate, 'I know
the right way to request You.'
- The bending of the body should be at 45-degree angular
- The leftward movement represents, 'I know how to
fulfill Your demands.'
- The movement of bending in front suggests complete
- The backward bending represents, 'I am ready to face
all troubles that may come.'
- The last 'ta', ta -step' represents, 'O Lord, I repeat
"You know that according to the Indo-Aryan
custom (commonly called simply "Aryan") there
are certain special techniques for moving different
parts of the body following a particular system. The
heel of the foot is related to the sound 'ta', the ball
of the foot to the sound 'dhin', and the toes to the
sound 'dhae'. In the kaos'ikii dance all three are utilized
to some extent." Shrii Shrii Anandamurti