Yoga postures for a taller you

yoga pose for getting tall

Well, who wouldn’t like to be tall? But, not all of us are born with a tall gene, and no modern surgical correction or other methods are likely to give what you are looking for, at least in this case.

A recent study revealed that good height not only helps build confidence, but is also related to higher IQs and better job prospects. Apart from our eating and lifestyle habits, although the height of our parents is a determining factor, it is not always dependent on gene alone. In any case, achieving a good height has never been easy, and it is here that you may need the help of the ancient Indian technique ‘Yoga’.

Yoga is the union of body and mind. While it detoxifies the body, it also helps in attaining a calm mind. Once the mind is relaxed and stress-free, the body easily produces the Growth Hormone, which is responsible for increase in height. Also, attaining a good posture is vital for body growth, and can be achieved through practice of yoga.

In general the body growth of individuals varies from one individual to another, depending on lot of factors.

Although yoga can help in making your body more supple and help in increasing height, it is also necessary that you pay attention to the type of nutrition your body receives. While regular yoga practice helps ensure a sound body and mind, it is good nutritious food that helps in maintaining vigour.

Yoga postures bear the credit of making a person more aware of his/her body, mind and environment. Yoga exercises helps improve the suppleness and health of all organs, and can have an overall effect of cleansing the body of toxins, which in turn, promotes the growth of healthy cells and hormones, that will more than directly increase the height of a person.

Some of the yoga postures that can aid increase in height are:

Bhujangasana

Stretches muscles in the shoulders, chest and abdominal region, and helps increase the height.

Tadasana

It is the ideal posture to lengthen and straighten the spine to increase your height.

Hastapadasana

This asana is ideal for those whose upper part of the body is shorter than the lower part. Practising this asana regularly is known to work on each and every section of the body starting from head to toe.

Sukhasana

This is a basic yoga posture that helps tone the lower back and hip regions, eventually boosting height by decompressing the cartilage.

Chakrasana

This is an extremely helpful posture that helps in increasing body height, irrespective of your age. This is because, the elasticity of spinal cord increases through this practice, and body becomes more flexible. This contributes to considerable increase in height.

Talasana

This is one of the easiest yoga postures to practice for increasing height. It has been found that this asana helps in making the spinal cord and limbs stronger, and helps in making the whole body agile, which is beneficial for height gain.

Surya Namaskar

The cyclic practice of yogic postures helps in loosening up joints and muscles within a short span of time. Abdominal organs are stretched and compressed to ensure their proper functioning and this also helps improve spinal flexibility and improves immunity.

Yoga can do wonders when practised regularly. On consulting a trained practitioner, you can chalk out a customized yoga routine that best suits your body and lifestyle.