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Being responsible and taking care of our bills, our car, our bodies is part of yoga and action. If we ignore what we have to do then when we want to experience other delights in life there can be difficulty and even a disconnect without the foundation being cared for. Nitya karma is exactly that keeping all the ducks in a row, being accountable which the universe does all the time. Kaamya karma is where we play with what we want to do (desire) within the support of these boundaries. One is stability which offers freedom to express as the other opens us to explore the wonders of life with its duties and desires.
Traditionally the definition can be read through these links: Nitya Karmas and Kaamya Karmas.

How I am using these words is in relation to our everyday life outside of Hindu life which translates quite nicely. This was how I was taught by my teacher, Dr. Douglas Brooks.

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Sanskrit: Karma – action , Prana – life force

Sequence Level 2:

Downward Facing Dog

Downward Facing Dog Splits

Uttanasana

Ardha Uttananasana

Sun Salutations also known as Vinyasa

Crescent Pose

Vinyasa

Utthita Parsvakonasana

Vinyasa

Ardha Chandrasana to Trikonasana

Prasarita Padottonasana with Clasped Hands Behind You into a Twist to Each Side

Uttanasana

Pada Hastasana – Hands Feet Pose

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Uttasana

Samasthiti

L-Pose at the Wall –

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Balasana – Childs Pose

Baddha Parsavakonasana – Bound Extended Side Angle Poseimg_1954.JPGimg_1955.JPG

Downward Facing Dog

Eka Pada Rajakapotasana Prep – Pigeon Prep

Downward Facing Dog

Anjaneasana Thigh Stretch – Low Lunge with Thigh Stretch img_1956.JPG

Dhanurasana 2X – Bow Pose

Parsva Dhanurasana

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Extended Childs Pose

Navasana – Boat Pose –

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Ardha Navasana – 1/2 Boat Poseimg_1962.JPG

Setubhanda – Bridge Pose

Supta Padangustasana

Meditation

Savasana

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