As a vertically challenged individual, looking up to people can be a bit of a pain, literally. Nonetheless, here is some good news – there are certain yoga poses that can help with increasing height! Now you can look up to your crusaders with greater ease.
Tadasana or Mountain Pose
This pose requires you to stand stronger and taller. Stand with your feet smooth on the floor, arms rested by the side. To increase your height, raise your hands above your head while inhaling and while exhaling, lower your hands and relax.
Uttanasana or Standing Forward Bend
This pose requires you to lean forward from the hips and try reaching your hands to your feet. This pose increases the flexibility of your spine and even strengthens the vertebrae of it. Try to keep your feet apart from one another and keep your chin tucked in as well.
Sarvangasana or Shoulder Stand
This pose is a bit challenging buthighly effective in increasing height. Lie down on your back with your hands placed by the side. Now using your core muscles, lift your body with the heels touching the floor until your toes point up. To master this pose, you can also use a wall as a support.
Balayam or Nail Rubbing
This one is a lesser-known technique but one that can be a big help for increasing height. All you need to do is rub your fingernails against one another. Practice this for 15 minutes every day and you may start seeing a difference already.
Vrikshasana or Tree Pose
This pose is considered for its ability to improve one’s balance and posture. Stand on the floor with both feet and spread. Now push your head up, bend your left knee and place the left foot just beside the thigh and the calf. Hold this position and then repeat with the right leg.
Tuladandasana or Balancing Stick Pose
This pose strengthens the arms, back and the legs, moreover, it also helps improve the posture, thus enabling you to stand tall. Begin by standing straight and arms spread aside. Raise your arms up to your shoulder height and then extend your feet over the ground. Lift up your body and maintain the position for a few seconds.
These yoga poses for increasing height must be practiced daily, and of course, accompanied with a healthy and balanced diet. With determination and regular practice, you will most likely notice the rise in your height! So reach for your dreams and keep growing, one yoga pose at a time.