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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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Letting it Break Down by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga This morning I got on my mat for my regular practice and noticed that I was feeling stiff. As I moved through some postures I could feel the tightness and I noticed that ... Read on »
Can You Let Go More? by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga This morning was just like most mornings -- I came into Seated Forward Bend feeling a tug in my hamstrings before my muscles released. I didn't go all that deep at first ... Read on »
What's Next? by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Sometimes life is like a Sun Salutation series -- you know what's coming next. You move through it all with little thought. It's automatic, muscle memory. There's a comf ... Read on »
Identity Crisis by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I notice that there are a lot of labels in the yoga world -- beginner yogi, advanced yogi, vegetarian, vegan, raw foodist, this type (insert style of yoga here) of yogi, ... Read on »
I Don't Give a Downward Dog About Resolutions Because I Believe in Magic by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga "There's no place like your yoga mat..." We're in the sweet spot between endings and beginnings. It's a time of letting go, a time of reflection, a time of hope an ... Read on »
Absence and Presence by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga This blog has been like a yogi's rendition of Silent Night lately. Yes, it's true, I've been spending my time enjoying the holiday season rather than sitting at my compu ... Read on »
Rewriting Your Holidays by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga It has not escaped my notice that the emails in my inbox are about 70/30 in the sales/gratitude ratio. Yep, that means that there are more messages about buying things ( ... Read on »
The 2014 Holiday Gift Guide by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga It's that time of year again -- one of the radio pre-sets on my car's stereo is now playing holiday music 24-7, there are Black Friday emails filling my inbox, the weath ... Read on »
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 »