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Diane C. Patient Expert

Setauket, New York
I used to avoid gymnastics in gym class and now I stand on my head every day! I'm a passionate student of yoga and yoga therapist who loves all things yoga and does my best to live the lessons learned on my yoga mat out into the world. I'm a certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist, Therapeutic... Full Bio
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Healing Trauma by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Outside of having two near miss (and by near miss, I mean miraculously getting out of the car without injury being grateful -- and wholly surprised -- to be alive) car a ... Read on »
It's Your Choice by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk abo ... Read on »
On Self Care: Your Body by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I am not a runner (unless someone is chasing me) but I remember a conversation with one in which he said that runner's take extra special care of their feet (he went on ... Read on »
Om Sweet Om by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga When it comes to working out and/or practicing yoga, I'm definitely a homebody. I like to practice when I feel moved to do so (as opposed to studio or gym hours) and I d ... Read on »
Does it Bring You Alive? by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga "Sometimes, in order to know what love is, we need to experience what it is not."  --DD   Last night I was struck with the strong desire to do a little Spr ... Read on »
Says Who? by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Ah, the "dirty" confessions of yoga teachers... A few fellow teachers and I recently had a discussion in which a few admissions came out. One teacher admitted that s ... Read on »
Who Do You Think You Are? by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I've seen this little pattern time and time again: student finds teacher; student practices with teacher and comes to respect, adore, worship teacher; student blindly f ... Read on »
Tending the Heart Fire by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I used to have a lot [ahem...understatement] of yoga books (everything from anatomy to philosophy to poetry and everything in between). And by a lot, I mean over 8 books ... Read on »
Rerouting by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga It's been silent here since mid-December (are those crickets I hear or is that a pin dropping?). This is the longest I've been away from the blog since I started it. I'v ... Read on »
Howling at the Moon by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I admit it -- I'm a sunny side up kind of gal. I tend to be optimistic. I look at the bright side. One could say that my yoga practice reflects this, as I thoroughly enj ... Read on »
The 2013 Holiday Gift Guide by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga "It's the most wonderful time of the year..." Yep, that song is running on an endless loop in my head. I think that might have something to do with the fact that I had a ... Read on »
Dreams Do Come True by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there." —Rumi I'm enjoying some delightful downtime this holiday week. I've taken ... Read on »
Yoga Musings: An Injured Yogi's Mind Dump by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga This topic has come up in a myriad of ways in the past few weeks, so I'm feeling the need to muse about it here... Last week I was chatting with a friend of mine who ... Read on »
It Hurts So Good by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga "It's better to feel pain, than nothing at all. The opposite of love's indifference. So pay attention now..." --Excerpted from Stubborn Love by The Lumineers I'm a ... Read on »
Walking the Walk by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga A while back I had one of those moments -- the one where you get angry at someone else for some perceived wrong only to realize that you're really angry at yourself. Ah ... Read on »
Pushing It to the Limit...and Beyond by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga At the risk of sounding unpopular and uncool, I'm not a fan of CrossFit . Shocking, right? After all, how could I not be a fan of "elite fitness?!?!?" You think it's the ... Read on »
Seeing with Fresh Eyes by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Many times I've asked the question of someone who lives in a place surrounded by beauty (i.e. a kickass view): "Do you ever become immune to the beauty around you?" A li ... Read on »
Making Adjustments by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Adjustments in yoga...I just don't make 'em...or, at least, not in the standard way. Instead of suggesting an adjustment to a client or moving my client's body in a way ... Read on »
The Power of Words by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga A few years ago, I did something shocking...I went out and got myself something that I had told myself for years that I couldn't have. I had a list of excuses as a side ... Read on »
The 60 Second Reboot by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Change can seem like a big, hairy, scary, long, and painful process. I disagree. Thinking about change can make it seem like this is true but the actual point of change ... Read on »