Follow my blog with Bloglovin My Life in Greens - Food, yoga and self

Myths about yoga



myths about yoga, yoga myths, yoga

There are  lots of myths about yoga which people have created out of the blues. The funny thing is that a lot of people believe in these myths without taking a moment to question them. However, believing in these myths or any myth tend to limit and hold us back from achieving our goals or trying out something new. As yoga becomes more popular, I have noticed a lot of myths attributed to yoga which I would like to share.I have narrowed my list to just five and hope you enjoy reading them.

Myth #1 You have to be flexible

The number one myth about yoga is that most people think that you have to have some level of flexibility before you can practice. This is absolutely untrue.  This takes me back to the first time I ever did yoga.  In all honesty, attempting seated forward fold, pigeon pose, downward facing dog, extended hand to toe pose for the first time wasn’t easy. But I did it and modified some poses when I needed to. Although, flexibility comes with consistency but it  isn’t necessary inorder to have a good yoga experience.

Myth #2 You have to practice for a long duration of time

I find this one really funny because just as unique as every individual is, we  can make our yoga practice unique too. The beautiful thing about yoga is that you can tailor your practice according to your availability and time. Sometimes, when I am pressed for time I practice for as little as thirty minutes. I also practice for up to an hour and half when I have a lot of time on my hands. The amazing thing is that you will get the same effect whether you practice for thirty minutes or an hour.

Myth #3 You can’t begin yoga in your old age

Yoga is non discriminatory and can be practiced at any stage of one’s life. I have seen  documentaries about people who started yoga in their late forties and fifties. These people blended in perfectly and were glad to have found yoga when they did. What I like most about yoga is that it is open to all age, sex and creed. Even kids can practice yoga. I recently wrote a post on whether yoga is for everyone and whether it should be practiced by everyone, which I think you should check.

Myth #4 You have to join a yoga class to practice yoga

Another beautiful thing about yoga is that you don’t really need to sign up for a class to practice. Although, some people go to classes to find motivation and to work on their alignment. My first yoga practice was within the comfort of my home which I totally enjoyed. I have attended a few classes in yoga studios but I always find it more emjoyable to practice at home by myself. Personally, I find yoga classes to be expensive and not giving me the satisfaction which I desire. You can practice yoga at the beach, in a park or anywhere and don’t necessarily need to join a class in order to begin your yoga journey.

Myth #5 You need to wear fancy clothes to practice yoga

As yoga has become more popular there’s been an explosion of companies churning out yoga apparels/accessories. These accessories are pushed out to consumers to make them believe that they will have the utimate yoga experience. Well, this is not necessarily true. All you need for a good yoga experience is a good mat, clean space and comfortable clothes that won’t restrict or limit your movement. I have seen people practice yoga in the most comfortable clothing item you can imagine. I also practice in my pyjamas sometimes  and this doesn’t limit my practice in any way.

All in all, enjoy your yoga practice and don’t let any myth limit your yoga experience.


“Incredible things can be done simply if we are committed to making them happen- Sadhguru”


Things we take for granted


Most of us take almost everything around us for granted and feel self-entitled. This attitude has made most of us develop a tunnel vision against the blessings around us. We throw caution to the wind and expect everything to be the same as always or even better. We live a life where we throw tantrums at the most silliest discomfort forgetting that the little discomfort which we are feeling is someone else’s reality. A reality which they have to endure for as long as they remain on the face of planet earth.

taking things for granted

For a couple of weeks now, I have been finding it hard to sleep all through the night. My loved ones know how much I love my sleep. If permitted, I could sleep all day and still sleep all night. I find sleep as a means of escape from noise and a way to rejuvenate my mind and body.

All about carob and carob power

carob powder and pods

I have always heard about carob with the recent wave of talks about superfood on instagram and other socia media sites. I have heard about carob powder and seen carob carob powder but never took the time to find out what it looks like.

carob powder

Last week Sunday I was planning for an upcoming trip and wanted to buy some dates to take on the trip with me. Even though most flights cater for vegan customers, I just find aircraft meal very unhealthy. My intention was to get some dates to make some

The art of having a deep conversation

deep conversationA deep conversation is a form of talk, where the parties involved are passionate about what is being discussed. Deep conversation adds value to the lives of  those involved and makes them want to think deeper. There is nothing I find as stimulating as having deep quality conversation with people. Personally,I love deep thinkers. My love for having deep conversation stems from the

Pumpkin soup with dairy free yoghurt

vegan pumpkin soup, pumpkin served in pumpkin shell,

One of the things I love most about autumn or the fall season is the abundance of squash and pumpkins. I also love the colour of autumn, there’s something warming about it. Lately, I have been enjoying a lot of soups and trying out various recipes with pumpkins. I have made a smoothie bowl out of butter nut squash which I totally enjoyed. Yesterday, I also attempted a pumpkin

My road to freedom with yoga

Life is a gift to be lived to the fullest and enjoyed in which ever way we please. It is imperative to take care not to hurt anyone in the process of living. I have never met a soul that does’nt love their freedom. I love my freedom to the point that I do not let anything comprise it. By definition, yoga means to join or unite the mind and body which is what I consider ultimate freedom.

lotus pose, full lotus variation, freedomI have never felt how limitless my freedom is until yoga came into my life. Yoga has been a true blessing in my life. The more time

Vegan black quinoa parfait with chia pudding

black quinoa parfait

I came across quinoa about four years ago when I started my health journey. Being vegan, has opened me up to an array of  and variety of foods. My palate has changed a lot to the point that I’m using very minimal salt in my cookings.  I have always eaten quinoa as a savory meal and never thought of having it as a sweet meal or for breakfast.

black quinoa parfait

This parfait can be made overnight and tucked away in the refrigertor and eaten as breakfast while on the go or at work. Quinoa is

7 ways to make yourself feel better when you’re having a bad day



We don’t always have everything figured out in life, sometimes we make the perfect plan but along the way things just don’t go as we have planned. It’s alright to cry and let it all out if it helps. But spending time wallowing in sadness isn’t the best. A bad day can be transformed to a better one as long as we are willing to make an effort.

happinessSpending time doing what we love, things that bring us joy can transform whatever bad mood we’re in to a much better uplifted