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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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Mixed Bag: Asana, Diversity, Aging Gracefully by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I'm in the process of putting together this year's Yoga Gift Guide (I can't believe it's that time once again), but wanted to share a few things that have caught my inte ... Read on »
The Busy Addict by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga "At some point, all the horizontal trips in the world stop compensating for the need to go deep, into somewhere challenging and unexpected; movement makes most sense whe ... Read on »
Reprogramming: Rewild Yourself by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Years ago, I found out about Scott Sonnon and tried his FlowFit program (loved it). I discovered Prasara "Yoga," and became fascinated by the idea of moving my body beyo ... Read on »
Size Matters...and Slowness by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Just yesterday my friend and I were having a discussion about being a rebel. There was a time when I prided myself on being different...now I just care about being me (i ... Read on »
What is Your Yoga? by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga “True yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life. Yoga is not to be performed; yoga is to be lived. Yoga doesn’t care about what you have be ... Read on »
SmartMat: Genius or Dumbing Our Innate Intelligence? by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a Smartphone, it's a smartwatch...nope...it's SmartMat , the latest technological juggernaut of the yoga world. Hmmm...I feel like I'm in ... Read on »
Getting Away or Getting in the Moment? by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I recently returned from a totally-for-pleasure trip to Portland, OR (big shout out and appreciation to Delta , The Heathman , Alchemy Jewelers , Foot Bar , and Hotel Mo ... Read on »
The Extremes of the Last Week in Yoga by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Death and outrageousness -- sounds like a typical week in the wide world of yoga, right? I don't always discuss news, but last week I found myself amused by the wide swi ... Read on »
Noticing the Patterns by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga When I first heard the saying, "How you do one thing is how you do everything," I was intrigued. I let that idea marinate for a bit and then took a look at my own life, ... Read on »
Shades of Grey (the yoga version, not the BDSM version) by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I looked at the form before me tapping my index finger on my bottom lip. Hmmmmm....my choices were: beginner, intermediate, advanced. Which type of yoga practioner was I ... Read on »
The Future of Yoga Summit by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Next week kicks off an online summit in which 20 yoga luminaries will share what's happening in the world of yoga and where it's headed. The Future of Yoga Summit is tak ... Read on »
Bringing the Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research Home by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Last month the Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research (SYTAR) took place in Austin, TX. If you weren't able to attend, you can purchase recordings of the individual pres ... Read on »
The Busyness Habit by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga If I've learned one thing about myself it's that I do things in my own time. It doesn't matter what others say or what a schedule says or the dictates of Father Time -- ... Read on »
Online Yoga Seminar: Dimensions of Yoga and Its Dynamics by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Last week the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram and MOP Vaishnav College for Women joined together to offer a national seminar on Dimensions of Yoga and Its Dynamics. The b ... Read on »
Being Scentsitive by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I don't have any earth shattering wisdom or yoga philosophy to share today. Nope, today is all about the practical. You see, I practice yoga at home. Have done so for ye ... Read on »
Parts of the Whole by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Often people are compared to onions because they share a similarity (no, not odor) -- multiple layers. This is one of the reasons that it can be fun to get to know other ... Read on »
Striving and Addiction by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga It's said that everyone has a vice. The thing I wonder is: if the habit is socially acceptable then is it viewed as a vice? Take drinking, for instance. Does anyone rais ... Read on »
The Slow it Down (way down) Challenge by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Call me a yoga geek, but I just love to experiment using my body as a laboratory (insert evil scientist laugh here). This past week I've switched things up by splitting ... Read on »
Getting the Support You Need by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga These last few months have taught me a much-needed lesson in support. When one is embarking on new endeavors, making a lifestyle change, or undertaking just about any pr ... Read on »
It All Comes Back to You by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I was browsing through the headlines on my tablet the other day when I saw a headline that included the phrase semi-happy marriage . I didn't even click on the article - ... Read on »