Are you looking for a safe way to add a few centimeters to your height? Then look no further as Yoga is a holistic practice that can provide you with the solution to increase your height. Fitness expert reveals some effective exercises to grow taller
The practice of Yoga is known to increase your growth hormone and fitness experts insist that practicing specific Yoga asanas is definitely one way to charge these hormones up and get them working for you. Doing Yoga regularly can bring innumerable benefits for the mind, the body, and the soul since Yoga asanas are physical poses with breathing that entail flexibility, strength, stamina, and balance and when you do these repeatedly, it can prove to be very beneficial in increasing your height too.
Mountain Pose (Tadasana) For Height
Stand tall with your feet together, stretching your body upwards. This pose helps in improving posture and lengthening the spine. Focus on balancing your body weight on both feet equally. This asana can be of immense help to keep your posture tall and strong.
Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana):
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Lie on your stomach and lift your upper body using your arms. This pose can strengthen the muscles along the spine. Bhujangasana or Cobra Stretch is a solution to solve these and many other problems, just sitting (or lying down) at home! Bhujangasana, the Cobra Pose, is a pose that you do while lying down on your stomach. It gives your body (especially the back), a good stretch that melts your stress away almost instantly!
Dhanurasana – Bow Pose for Height
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Lie down on your belly; bend your knees and keep them at a parallel distance. Now hold your ankles with your palms and use a firm grip. Lift up your legs and arms as high as possible. Look up and hold the asana for a while.
Triangle Pose (Trikonasana):
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Stand with your feet wide apart and stretch your arms out to form a triangle shape. It promotes flexibility and stretches the spine.
Benefits of Triangle Pose for Height
Strengthens the legs and back.
Stretches inner thighs, hamstrings, calves, spine, shoulders, chest and opens hips.
Energizes, balances, and improves focus.
Stimulates abdominal organs.
Padahasthasana – Hand to Foot Pose:
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Starting in Samasthiti, bend your upper body down from the hips slowly exhaling. Stretch your arms down with your palms or fingertips and bring your nose to your knees. Palms can be placed on either side of the feet. Feel comfortable bending your knees initially. With increased practice, you should try to straighten your knees and bring your chest to your thighs
Chakrasana – Wheel Pose for Height
This is a back bend so make sure you are properly warmed up. Start on your back, as you fold your legs so that you place your feet down firmly on the mat. Turn your arms at the shoulders and place your palms on the floor below your ears. Now, breathe in and simultaneously lift your body up. Keep your neck relaxed and let your head drop back.
Remember that while yoga and these exercises may improve posture and flexibility, genetics play a significant role in determining your height. It’s important to consult a healthcare professional before starting any new exercise routine, especially if you have underlying health concerns.