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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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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 »
The Joy of Never Getting There by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga "...I have been running so sweaty my whole life Urgent for a finish line And I have been missing the rapture this whole time of being forever incomplete Ever unfold ... Read on »
Seeing the Signs by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga "I saw the sign and it opened up my eyes  I saw the sign Life is demanding without understanding I saw the sign and it opened up my eyes  I saw the sign No one's g ... Read on »
Be a Tool or Have a Tool? by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I'm a big believer in taking responsibility. I'm not saying that one must take the blame for everything. What I do say is this -- you can't change other people but you c ... Read on »
Diving into the Deep by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga "...And the arms of the ocean are carrying me,  And all this devotion was rushing over (out of) me,  And the crashes are heaven, for a sinner like me,  But the arms o ... Read on »
A Satisfying Winter Solstice by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I must be honest, R.E.M. has been playing in my head all day long: "It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine..." In all of the world ending hulaboo, ... Read on »
Your Best by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga It's possible that this might be a new record -- over two weeks has gone by without a post. That's not my usual, that's for sure. The past few weeks my life haven't been ... Read on »
The Everything Yoga Blog Holiday Gift Guide 2012 by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Happy holiday season everyone! Gee, some deep breathing, bending and stretching and BAMMO -- time fast forwards to holiday gift guide time once again. Here are the thing ... Read on »
Bliss Reset, Posture, and Chai by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga There's nothing quite like experiencing the unexpected. I took this picture during one of my hikes this weekend because I was just tickled to find a flower sprouting ... Read on »
Taken by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I'm in a bit of a Tofurkey coma (I think I'm on protein overload) but I just couldn't let this day pass without a little blogging. This morning I combined my favorite Th ... Read on »
The Style is No Style by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga There was a time when I cared quite a bit about which style of yoga I practiced because the style of yoga I practiced defined the practice of yoga for me. I had such a r ... Read on »
Shedding Some Light on the Subject... by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is commencing tomorrow. Described as the festival of "sweets, gifts, fireworks, and firecrackers," Diwali celebrates the victory of light ... Read on »
Permission To Be Bad by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I started my job hunt a few months before college graduation. Being the eager, soon-to-be college grad (actually, I was probably more like the panicked grad, as I had st ... Read on »
At the Intersection by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I'm feeling an interesting mix of things today -- sadness, compassion, and hope for everyone on the East Coast who has been affected by the storm in ways big and small a ... 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 »
I've Got Nothing by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Today's post is brought to you by the letter E for empty.  [Credit: The awesome folks over at Sesame Street] Emptiness. It sort of has a negative connotation, doesn ... Read on »
Feeling into it by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga For the past few months, I've been taking tennis lessons and African Drumming lessons and I've discovered that I'm better at both tennis and drumming when I'm feeling ra ... Read on »
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 »