Yoga and height

(November 2, 2007)

I am 20 years old.i want to increase my there any exercise to increase height

Unfortunately, most people have reached their final height by age 18, which some people growing up to age 20 or 21. Largely genes and genetics also predetermine height. Looking at your family will help you understand exactly how tall you will be genetically. However, if you release stress in your back and spine, you may gain a centimeter or two in your overall height. Try some seated and standing spinal twists, the bridge pose and the thread the needle pose. Remember to be mindful of how flexible your back is when doing the bridge pose. If your back is tight, or if you are a beginner, you may benefit from help from a yoga instructor. You can also try these beginner yoga poses. These will hopefully release the tension in your spine and add a centimeter or two to your height, but no amount of height is worth hurting yourself for.

Also, when you are doing other anasas, such as tree pose or prayer pose, try to imagine that a string is attached to your head and is pulling you straight up to the ceiling. Tilt your head slightly forward and stand with your back straight. This will hopefully release stress from your back. Once again, this may only give you a centimeter or two on your overall height.

Submitted by R W on November 2, 2007 at 04:59

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