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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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Walking the Walk by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga A while back I had one of those moments -- the one where you get angry at someone else for some perceived wrong only to realize that you're really angry at yourself. Ah ... Read on »
Pushing It to the Limit...and Beyond by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga At the risk of sounding unpopular and uncool, I'm not a fan of CrossFit . Shocking, right? After all, how could I not be a fan of "elite fitness?!?!?" You think it's the ... Read on »
Seeing with Fresh Eyes by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Many times I've asked the question of someone who lives in a place surrounded by beauty (i.e. a kickass view): "Do you ever become immune to the beauty around you?" A li ... Read on »
Making Adjustments by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Adjustments in yoga...I just don't make 'em...or, at least, not in the standard way. Instead of suggesting an adjustment to a client or moving my client's body in a way ... Read on »
The Power of Words by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga A few years ago, I did something shocking...I went out and got myself something that I had told myself for years that I couldn't have. I had a list of excuses as a side ... Read on »
The 60 Second Reboot by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Change can seem like a big, hairy, scary, long, and painful process. I disagree. Thinking about change can make it seem like this is true but the actual point of change ... Read on »
Quitting Time by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Quit 1. to stop, cease, or discontinue: She quit what she was doing to helpme paint the house. 2. to depart from; leave (a place or person): They quit ... Read on »
The Music of Yoga by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga The car and the bathroom -- those are my go tos. When I want to let loose and belt out a tune, I typically do so in one of those two places. Yes, I'm the car and bathroo ... Read on »
Yoga Is: An Online Conference by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Yoga Is: A Transformational Journey is moving from big screen to computer screen. Suzanne Bryant, yoga teacher, wellness expert and the filmmaker behind the movie Yoga ... Read on »
Being Your Messy, Beautiful Self by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga True story: When I first started practicing yoga, it took me months to work up the courage to go to a yoga studio. I started my yoga journey with DVDs (okay, if I'm bein ... Read on »
Opening Eyes, Heart, Mind, and Body by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Here's a basic truth for you: in each moment we have a choice to either open or close. You can tell the truth or not. You can expand or contract. You can be present or c ... Read on »
The Bodywork Difference by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga If you know me, then you know the story of how my mom used to rub my back as a baby to calm me down (read: shut my crying yap). Yeah, how lucky am I that I got a mom and ... Read on »
Slow it Down by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga This post brought to you by recurring life lesson #9,743 (because you can never learn something too many times) otherwise known as: Lest you think that my practicing ... Read on »
Appreciating the Past by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Okay all of you iPhone fans (curiously enough, I am an Android user, although practically every other piece of electronic equipment I own is Apple), there's this interes ... Read on »
Finding Fullness in the Emptiness... by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga "I seriously believed he was my soulmate."  "He probably was.  Your problem is you don't understand what that word means.  People think a soulmate is your perfect fi ... Read on »
Someone's Gotta Give... by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga "...but I'm not givin' up! I'm just givin' in..." --Florence and the Machine, Never Let Me Go   A woman walks into yoga class late -- she doesn't like the ... Read on »
Emerging from the Fog by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Last month I had a sinus infection...a nasty one. It lingered for over a month. I was exhausted. I whined about it a little (I don't get sick often, so I was a bit crank ... Read on »
The Next Moment by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Have you ever have one of those moments on your yoga mat when you just feel so darned good...your body opens, you feel firmly grounded in a posture, your alignment total ... Read on »
Downtime by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I recently had a week of down time. Even though I was taking classes in something I enjoy, I was away from my daily routine. I was also away from my computer (although I ... Read on »
Open Wild by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Wild Thing Pose. I hear the name and BAMMO -- the song starts rocking through my mind (I just can't help myself). When I heard about this posture for the very first ... Read on »