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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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Lock Out by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I've been treating myself to a fair amount of bodywork lately (all I can say is ahhhhhhhhh!). Just last week I was getting a myofascial massage during which the massage ... Read on »
Fear and Safety by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I've heard yoga teachers say that fear is excitement without the breath (heck, I've said it myself). I guess you could say that I've taken lots of deep breaths over the ... Read on »
Box Cutters, Back Aches, and Baring it All (with a laugh) by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I certainly enjoy blogging, but sometimes I get sick of hearing myself talk (or maybe it's more accurate to say that I get sick of reading what I write). Today I'm going ... Read on »
Being a Reactionary by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Reactionary: one who responds to a situation, person, or circumstance, oftentimes quickly without forethought. [Please note that this is the blogger's definition and Webst ... Read on »
Injury: Your Wake Up Call by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga We all know that the words "wreck" and "yoga" have been used together quite a bit lately. It's like watching a tennis match -- someone lobs a ball over the net and the ... Read on »
Bad Raps, Bandhas, & Karma by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga It seems like everyone is talking about it these days and I've been asked by many people this past week about my opinion on it. By "it," I mean the NY Times article, How ... Read on »
If You Zone Out, You Just Might Miss It by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga The title of this post applies to life in general, not just yoga class (but since this is a yoga blog, after all, I'll just tackle the yoga piece). There's a lot of tal ... Read on »
Good-bye and Hello by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I can't believe it's gone by so quickly, but it's almost time to say good-bye to 2011 and hello to 2012. As usual around this time, I've been reflecting on the year gon ... Read on »
Inside First, Outside Second by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I'm currently indulging in the relaxing downtime that I so enjoy during the time between Christmas and New Years . As I slow down, the inevitable happens -- I ... Read on »
Stripped by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I'm a little quirky in that I tend to get excited about starting from ground zero. Perhaps it's the freshness, the possibility, of a new start. Regardless, shedding the ... Read on »
Ha Ha Ha Happy Holidays! by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga ‎"When we travel we often feel renewed and come alive. We think this is because we've gone somewhere new. It's silly isn't it? It's because we're somewhere new and we ... Read on »
Let it Shine by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga This little light of mine I'm gonna let it shine This little light of mine I'm Gonna let it shine Gonna let it shine...   Perhaps you've been here -- you're in ... Read on »
Yoga Outrage: A Lesson in Not Taking it All Too Seriously by Diane C. Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga There were a couple of years somewhere in the middle of my yoga journey that I took things a bit too seriously. In fact, it's quite possible that I didn't once crack a s ... Read on »
Comfort and Strength by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga As a yoga blogger, you just never know where you'll get inspiration for your next post. This one comes from Christmas music, which seems to be cropping up everywhere the ... Read on »
The 2011 Holiday Gift Guide by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga At the risk of repeating myself, I can't believe it's that time of the year already, but it is. The holiday decorations seem to be everywhere you look these days. Holida ... Read on »
Finding the Good by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga No matter what happens in life, there's always savasana. It may sound funny, but it's true. And it applies to life on and off the yoga mat. Years ago, I attended a v ... Read on »
Movement by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga My first introduction to yoga well over 12 years ago was a slow, mindful practice. I looked forward to doing the practice each morning, but when I found a yoga flow abou ... Read on »
Abandoning What Matters by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences. When love and hate are both absent everything becomes clear and undisguised. --Seng Ts'an As ... Read on »
Take a Moment by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga The past four or so months have flown by in a whirlwind of change, chance happenings, and surprises. I'm certainly not complaining, but the pace and the depth of what's ... Read on »
Sacred Jewels of Yoga by Diane C. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Never can desire be quenched by repeated enjoyment of desires; like butter poured on a fire with a view of quenching it, desire only gets inflamed thereby. When ... Read on »