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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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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 »
One Yogi's Approach to Overwhelm by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Yes, it happens -- even us yoga folk suffer from overwhelm. Today I'm suffering from a particularly bad case of The Big O (overwhelm). Here's what I'm doing to take it d ... Read on »
Take a Seat by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Years ago when I went to one of my first yoga-related trainings, I was required to sit on a hardwood floor for hours at a time. Like most Americans, my body was used to ... Read on »
New Season, New Choices by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I did a lot of Spring Cleaning this year -- and I don't necessarily mean house cleaning (although I did some of that, too). As we head towards summer I'm thinking about ... Read on »
On the Bookshelf by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga As the weather gets warmer, my thoughts turn to outdoor activity. Just yesterday, I took my meditation practice outside and enjoyed feeling the breeze on my skin as I sa ... Read on »
Excuses, Excuses by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I hear these things all the time in regards to a starting/maintaining a regular yoga (or meditation) practice (yes, I've even used some of these myself): I just d ... Read on »
Karmic Gifts by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga "Karma karma karma karma, karma chameleon You come and go, you come and go."         --Culture Club (yes, I am a child of the 80s as well as a yoga practitioner) ... Read on »
Mirror Mirror on the Wall... by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga This has been an exciting week for me -- first Skydiving (Freefallasana with a mantra of wheeeeeeeeeee) and then a day at the spa. I guess it makes sense to follow exhil ... Read on »
Living the Question by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Mock me if you must, but I used to watch Friends (and loved it) all the time (you gotta love reruns). One funny scene always stuck out in my mind -- two of the romanica ... Read on »
Spring Favorites by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga This year in particular the symbolism of Spring has extra meaning for me. I'm all about new beginnings and rebirth these days. It's an exciting time and I'm feeling part ... Read on »
Relief for The Stuffies by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga For the past week or so I've had a case of The Stuffies, as I affectionately call it. It sounds cuter than saying I have a cold, right? Mostly it's just been uncomfortab ... 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 »
Harajuliah by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Core, Hara, Dantien, 3rd chakra -- these all refer to than center point in your body, your core source, if you will. Many believe this is where one's power lies. There a ... Read on »
Heart & Head by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I've been thinking a lot about love lately. What do I love? What do I think I love (what have I convinced myself that I love)? How far will I go for love? What do I do ... Read on »