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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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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 »
Allowing for Space by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I had a serious blast from the past the other day as I recounted a period of my life when a lot was going on. As I retold the events to my friend, I realized how my life ... 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 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 »
A Time for Comfort and a Time for a Dare... by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga "...I dare you to move I dare you to move I dare you to lift yourself up off the floor I dare you to move I dare you to move Like today never happened Today never ... Read on »
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 »
Story or Sensation? by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Yes, I do the unthinkable in yoga -- I mix styles. My typical daily practice consists of my own personal practice (based on the style of Krishnamacharya). A few times pe ... Read on »
Energy Zap by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Before I started practicing yoga regularly, I wasn't all that attuned to my body. I knew it was there, sure, but tapping into body sensation wasn't something I did on a ... Read on »
DoBeDoBeDooooo by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga There's a time to do and there's a time to...not. As you can tell by my absence from blogland, I've been leaning towards the "not" side of things. Lately, I've been spen ... Read on »
The Rapture Within by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga "When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms." --Mary Oliver Tomorrow is ... Read on »
Shifting Ground by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Can you know where you're going if you don't know where you are or where you've been? Or does it even matter where you've been? Perhaps all that matters is where you are ... Read on »
Krishna Das Live Stream by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga If you're a Krishna Das fan, he's offering a free live stream of his workshops during his Garrison Retreat. If you'd like to be there virtually, tune in tomorrow (Febru ... Read on »