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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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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 »
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 »