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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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International Yoga Day: The Day After by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Yesterday was not only the Summer Solstice but International Yoga Day. It was also T.K.V. Desikachar's birthday. I chose to celebrate all of those wonderful occasions by ... Read on »
What Makes the Difference by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Saturday was just an ordinary day. Yet by the time the day was over, I was feeling full o' joy. No, nothing "special" happened. I simply went out for a chai (yum!), stro ... Read on »
Stuck in Neutral by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I recently finished reading Jeff Brown's latest book, An Uncommon Bond , and it reminded me of some important lessons (I'm paraphrasing here, as these aren't Jeff's word ... Read on »
Sinking In by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga The lightning bolt struck this morning and I realized that lately my practice has been missing something vital. My week (as much as it pains me to admit it, probably muc ... Read on »
Life Happens. Let it. by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Life is happening in a big way these days, so it seems. Divorce, death, sickness, breakups -- while none are happening to me directly, they are happening to folks I know ... Read on »
Love and Compassion by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Love and compassion -- powerful stuff. Some would say they are the most powerful forces on earth. Yet, how can you offer them to others if you don't have love and compas ... Read on »
Variation on a Meaning by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga The other day a friend and I were talking about stambha  because...well, doesn't everyone talk Sanskrit and apply philosophical concepts to their lives? What, it's just ... Read on »
Let's Talk Purpose and Yoga Is by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I spent a good part of my life looking for...something. Call it more or something deeper or, quite possibly, myself. I was voracious in regards to books, workshops, tool ... Read on »
Spring Cleaning by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I slept in today and was running way off schedule. My mind was in its monkey state, a flurry of hurry, hurry, hurry. Regardless, I unfurled my yoga mat as per usual and ... Read on »
Got Boredom? by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Just before I sat down to write this post, I was in full-on productivity mode. I was checking things off my to-do list at a fairly rapid pace. If I were using my words, ... Read on »
Choosing Slow by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I just stepped away from my desk, the to do list, the inbox, and a number of other nameless distractions vying for my attention to take a slow walk around my backyard. F ... Read on »
Osho Meditation, Unconditional Love, Krishna Das & the Squat by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Yes, the saying "time flies when you're having fun" sure has been true for me. I'm still not sure what happened in February, but I do remember having lots of fun. Unfort ... Read on »
Personal Sovereignty in the Yoga World by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Once again, Bikram Choudhury is in the news ...and not in a good way (cue up Britney Spears' Oops I Did it Again ). In the interest of full disclosure, I am not a Bikram ... Read on »
Welcome to the Wonderful World of the Pelvis by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga After getting into yoga I became a geek for all things body-related. I suddenly started using the term psoas regularly. I would sit in crowded places just watching peopl ... Read on »
Ye Olde Procrastination Cure by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga It's one thing to know something and another to do it. Yesterday I had the lovely experience of feeling like someone had kicked me in the posterior, complete with cartoo ... Read on »
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 »