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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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10 Seconds to Wide Open by Diane C. Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga There's that feeling when you either come up into Wheel or Fish or even lie down with a bolster at your back...there's an opening, an expansion. You breathe deeper and f ... Read on »
100 Yoga Resources by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Yoga practice? Check. Yoga books? Check. Yoga clothes? Check. Yoga props? Check. Yoga CDs and DVDs? Check. Yoga trainings? Check. Yoga blogs? Check. Yoga forums? Ch ... Read on »
11 Minutes to Wow by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga This past weekend I was in NYC and had the opportunity to take a Kundalini Yoga class with Gurmukh . The class was in the evening following what had been a long day for ... Read on »
2009 Holiday Gift Ideas by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga The past two years I've offered up a holiday gift guide of sorts around this time of year (you can find the 2008 Holiday Gift Guide here and the 2007 Few of My Favorite Th ... Read on »
27 Things to Know About Yoga by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga "Put aside your preconceived notions and give yoga a chance to make a positive difference in your life"                                 --excerpt from Victoria Klein's ... Read on »
90 Years of Wisdom From BKS Iyengar by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga "Yoga is the supreme religion. The body and intelligence are the same everywhere. The mind is individual and yoga helps it become universal. It brings about a vibration in t ... Read on »
A Change of Scenery, A Change in Your Yoga Practice by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Despite the fact that I keep my home practice varied, I am still attached to certain things. I like the yoga mat that I use, I love the lighting in the room in which I pr ... Read on »
A Cynical New Yorker's Journey Into the World of Yoga by Diane C. Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Take one yoga enthusiast filmmaker who firmly believes that yoga can change her friend's life and a cynical New Yorker who has zero expectations of enlightenment and is full ... Read on »
A Different Kind of Yoga Mat by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga "Love hurts good on a bed of nails." --Alice Cooper, Bed of Nails lyrics There are a lot of yoga mats out on the market. There are absorbent towel-like mats, ... Read on »
A Good Laugh, a Good Cry, and Some Peace and Gratitude by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Warning: you are about to receive a kick in the pants, so proceed with caution. Have you ever had one of those days -- the ones where you feel icky, stuck, pissy, out of ... Read on »
A Lesson From Enlighten Up -- Where Are You Looking? by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Questions & Answers in Yoga In my last post, I spoke about the forthcoming documentary, Enlighten Up! As luck would have it, a reader, Elise, interviewed the filmmaker -- Kate Churchill -- and posted t ... Read on »
A Little Abhyasa Goes a Long Way by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga “Do your practice and all is coming.” -- Sri K. Pattabhi Jois The death of Pattabhi Jois stunned and saddened the yoga world earlier this week. I found out on Monday ... Read on »
A Little Bit of Yoga is a Healing Thing by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Ten years ago, the majority of people I knew in the yoga world came to yoga because of stress. These days, people are looking to yoga to help ease aches and pains. Stress is ... Read on »
A Little Culture With Your Yoga? by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga When I first began practicing yoga, I was all about asana. I didn't care to study the lineage from which my asana came nor did I care to hear stories about Hindu Gods/Goddes ... Read on »
A Little Rest Will Do You Good by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga "'Do your Yoga,' not just any Yoga but your Yoga, your participation in your own opposites. Elevate asana to the extreme religious priority, non-obsessive spiritual r ... Read on »
A Little Story: Why We Practice Yoga by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body You've heard of the mind-body connection, right? Well, the ancient Indians believed in a model that's a bit more extensive -- a holistic model that involves the body, the ... Read on »
A Mid-Winter's Nap by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga "Generosity is giving more than you can and pride is taking less than you need." -- Kahlil Gibran This holiday season I'm going ... Read on »
A Month of Unlimited Yoga at YogaVibes.com for Under $10 by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga The folks over at TeachStreet.com are running a special half-price deal that gets you an unlimited monthly pass at YogaVibes.com for only $9.99. The deal is only good t ... Read on »
A More Satisfying Savasana by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga In the land of the-more-you-do-the-better-you-are, simply being can be a challenge. Perhaps that's why Savasana isn't the "cool kid" in yoga class. Let's face it, Savasa ... Read on »
A Multi-Media Yoga Break: Some Music for the Soul & SYTAR via Twitter by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga When the mind does not become attached to anything, there are no obstacles and fear does not exist. This mind goes beyond all disruptive views and attains Nirvana. All the B ... Read on »