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After Namaste: Off-the-Mat Musings of a Modern Yogini

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Ever wonder why some people keep going back to the yoga mat day after day, year after year?

In After Namaste: Off-the-Mat Musings of a Modern Yogini, K. Kris Loomis offers a collection of down-to-earth personal essays that demonstrates the many ways yoga has transformed her life off the mat and why she keeps showing up every day for more. Not only has yoga improved her hea
Paperback, 101 pages
Published August 24th 2017 by Lililoom Publishing
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After Namaste is a collection of short essays by K. Kris Loomis full of eye-opening motivations.

I won't lie, I loved the essay about a swimmer. What can I say? I've always been quite the fish. And man oh man, does this book hit close to home. Reinventing yourself is something many people try, but truly have no idea what they're doing. Seeing K. Kris Loomis's take on yoga and doing right by one's self is a nice and refreshing read.

Some of the lessons she delivers in this book are:
1. Teachers can
Aug 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loomis has written an excellent book about what happens after the yoga class, when the mat is rolled up and you're back to your real life, complete with health issues, stress, and that competitive so and so who seems destined to make your life crazy. In short, elegant essays, she shares the caring wisdom you'd expect from a trusted, loving friend: "Truth is, stuff happens in life, to all of us. It's how we deal with that stuff that matters, not the stuff itself." As well as: "So instead of think ...more
Nina del Arce
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
After Namaste is a wonderful little essay collection about all the things about the yoga journey that aren't about what you're physically able to do at the mat. As a yoga beginner who all too often gets caught up in some kind of achievement-based mindset, I need to actively remind myself to stop and reflect in the moment. K. Kris Loomis shares her thoughts from times when she has done just that—and has produced a very lovely read as a result. I found a useful takeaway in every essay—and several ...more
Sierra Taylor
Mar 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just what I needed

After a painful breakup I found myself in a downward unmotivated spiral. I have been practice yoga for a couple of years but nothing could pull me out of my depression. I finally decided to make the decision to stop self loathing and get on the mat, so I started with motivation: a book. This book hit all the points about “civilian” yoga that others don’t. It was the just the right information I needed to get moving, and all the talk about letting go also applies to my current
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Read!

As a yoga teacher and massage therapist, this was a perfect gem for me. It was like we were having a conversation. This is one of the few books I know I will read again!
Oct 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
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After Namaste was a short and simple but enjoyable book. It gave me some new things to think about concerning my yoga practice, but also helped me really appreciate and realize the benefits that yoga has.
Dec 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I stumbled on to this book on Kindle Unlimited. It's one of the best yoga books I've ever read. Highlighted so many quotes.
Roselle Obrien
Feb 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Short sweet and an easy read

For being short and sweet nothing is lost in depth. I resonate with a lot of these musings. Highly recommended.
Quick Read that made me smile

I was looking for a good light yoga read. One I could connect to, and I found it. This book took me about an hour to read, but I highlighted so many things to add to my journal! Good nuggets of wisdom in this book, whether you are a yoga practicioner or not. As a yoga teacher, I really enjoyed her examples and reminders that our practice is constantly evolving as well as how much we can learn from our students.

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K. Kris Loomis is an eclectic author who writes both fiction and nonfiction books. She is the author of the novel, The Sinking of Bethany Ann Crane, as well as the short story collection, The Monster in the Closet and Other Stories. Kris has also written several books about yoga and meditation and a humorous travelogue about the time she, her husband and their handicapped cat moved to South Americ ...more
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