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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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Choice, Relationship, and Excuses by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga “Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals, it dies of illness and wou ... Read on »
Christmas Memories and Christmas Present by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I'm fully enjoying my time in South Carolina and I feel grateful for this time that I'm spending with my family. I've been keeping up with my yoga practice and noticing th ... Read on »
Claiming Your Yoga Space by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga When I started my home practice, I simply unfurled my yoga mat wherever I happened to have space (which, at the time, was in the living room). I didn't really have an of ... Read on »
Clean Space, Clean Mind by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga It all started innocently enough -- I noticed a pile on my desk. Time passed and one pile became three piles. Before I knew itI had a nasty case of The Clutters (I know ... Read on »
Clearing Mind Clutter by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga One more thing since we're on the topic of clearing clutter. Starting tomorrow (April 23) Deva Premal and Miten are hosting a 21-day journey exploring mantra. Each day y ... Read on »
Clearing Space by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga When I first started practicing yoga, I had to jockey for position between a coffee table and a CD rack. I didn't have a lot of space, but I had a big desire for a home ... Read on »
Clearing the Clutter by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga This time of year always brings up memories of my mom running around the house like a Tasmanian Devil carrying out this ritual she called Spring Cleaning. There was clea ... Read on »
Comfort and Strength by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga As a yoga blogger, you just never know where you'll get inspiration for your next post. This one comes from Christmas music, which seems to be cropping up everywhere the ... Read on »
Coming Together Through Yoga by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga "Yoga is really about healing..."   --Bryan Kest I've always felt that yoga is about connecting to self, intimacy with self. I sometimes forget that yoga is a way to conn ... Read on »
Community and Being Peace by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga As I spend time surrounded by family I am once again struck by how important being part of a community is (for juice, love, support, and a sense of oneness). There's nothing ... Read on »
Compassion as a Tool by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga “The most important thing you could possibly do right now -- for yourself and for everyone else -- is to begin to develop and/or to further develop your capacity to u ... Read on »
Confessions of a Recovering Rusher by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga "There is more to life than simply increasing its speed."                                        --Mahatma Gandhi I have a nasty habit of liking things in fast f ... Read on »
Congratulations and Recommendations by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Thank you all for participating in the Summer Solstice Giveaway! I appreciate the time and effort you took to send in your opinions and I'm happy to announce the winners. ... Read on »
Connecting With Yourself by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I had been practicing yoga for a few years when I realized something a bit sobering -- my mind constantly wandered during class. Oh yes, my monkey mind was hopping from ... Read on »
Couch Potato Yoga by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga One of the things that I try to remind my students (and myself at times!) is that you can practice yoga anywhere (even if you only have 5 free minutes) -- in the check-out l ... Read on »
Create a Little Breathing Space by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga When I worked in Corporate America (Gasp! I get an eye tick just thinking about all the corporate speak I used to hear on a regular basis.), my friend and next door cube nei ... Read on »
Creating Your Sacred Space by Diane C. Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga "Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again." ~ Joseph Campbell My mother is a talented home decorator. She knows how to create a "mood" and a "t ... Read on »
Cutting the "Spiritual" Mustard: Spritual Materialism, Fake Gurus, and the Era of Yoga Talent... by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga "I have often heard people express a desire to become more sensitive and compassionate, while confessing that they probably loved themselves too much to succeed in that ... Read on »
Darkness and Light by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga "Sometimes what you don't say Makes all the difference Sometimes you find your own way Without interference It's not all darkness It's not all light You don't h ... Read on »
Death of the Yoga Class? by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Breathing Project founder Leslie Kaminoff recently posted to his blog the outline of a presentation he offered at this year's SYTAR (Symposium for Yoga Therapy and Research) ... Read on »