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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 »
Another Yogi in the Wall by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga A new Pink Floyd song, perhaps? Nah, just a bad joke from a not funny blogger. Seriously, though...there are yoga props of all kinds out there. One of the less obvio ... Read on »
Yoga Happenings by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga This post is a bit of a reflection of my life right now -- a little all over the place. Yes, even us yoga practitioners/bloggers can have trouble staying grounded in th ... Read on »
The Power of the Pause by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Not too long ago I was a place in my life where lots of things were happening in a short period of time. My famous quote from that time is, "I need a minute," which used ... Read on »
New Start or New Spin? by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga No, I haven't forgotten September 11th. Heck, I really think the whole "never forget" stuff is unnecessary, for how could one possibly forget such an event and the after ... Read on »
A Side of the Feminine with Your Yoga by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga This post is for all of the ladies out there. If you're feeling like your yoga and/or meditation practice is lacking in feminine qualities or not honoring your feminine ... Read on »
Liar, Liar Yoga Mat on Fire! by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga "Do or do not. There is no try." --Yoda My brother was a Trekkie (not that there's anything wrong with that...and, yes, I can do the Vulcan sign thingy with my ... Read on »
Got Guru? by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Is a true teacher one who acts as a guide, helping you find your own way or one who tells you where to go and how to get there? How far do you go when following a teache ... Read on »
Receiving by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga It's been one heck of a week. Actually it's been a heck of a couple of months. No, it's not the bad kind of heck. It's actually all been good. Really, really good. It's ... Read on »
Attention and Power by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga When I first learned about nadis and energy flow, I loved the idea that one could influence the flow of energy by breath and attention. It almost seemed to simple to me ... Read on »
Summer Fun by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Welcome to the fun and frivolous post of the summer. Hmmmm...perhaps that's taking it a bit too far. What this really is is a reminder to not take ourselves -- and our y ... Read on »
Getting Out of the Way by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Typically, you're either walking on the trail or, as I like to put it, you're off-roading. My first foray into yoga was, for me, off-roading. I didn't know much about ... Read on »
Rest, Plain and Simple by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Ever have one of those days where you find yourself wondering, "Whoa, where did the time go?" Or, my favorite, "What the heck did I even do today? It all seems like one ... Read on »
Yoga for Your Colon by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Digestion gets a lot of press, doesn't it? There are cleanses, herbs, and a whole host of other techniques to ensure regular digestion. I'm a bit of a before and after p ... Read on »
Open Up and Say Ahhhh by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga It takes a certain amount of openness to take a yoga class for the first time. Granted, yoga is a little more widespread now than it was years ago and there are plenty o ... Read on »
Letting Your Freaky Yoga Flag Fly by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Some say that it's better to ask for forgiveness than permission. I'm inclined to agree with one exception... There was a good chunk of time when I was surrounded by ... Read on »
Freedom from Physical Limitations by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Happy Independence Day, everyone! This one is a little extra special for me, so I'm feeling quite celebratory. (no fireworks necessary). Independence and freedom can be ... Read on »
Being Empty by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga "All phenomena are like illusions." --Buddha When I was a kid, I heard the saying, "When you assume, you make an ass out of u and me." Of course back then it w ... Read on »
What Do You Bring? by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga The popular sports expression, "bring it," implies someone showing what he/she is capable of. It's akin to saying "show me what you've got!" Now if we're applying it to ... Read on »
Practice Far From Perfect by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I had an experience a while back that was pretty darned close to my worst nightmare -- the reality of me didn't live up to my online persona. Let me explain -- you see, ... Read on »