Why not try yoga to gain a few inches in height? With these 7 poses, you can improve your posture and height.
1. Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskara)
Surya Namaskar is a pose that mimics praying to the sun, which is revered as the source of all life and energy in the world. When performed in 12 repetitions, this sun salutation pose is considered an excellent warm-up exercise as well as a full-body workout. This pose works best on an empty stomach and just as the sun rises. Surya Namaskar is traditionally performed with a brief morning prayer thanking the sun for all the life it has given the earth.
This pose significantly improves blood circulation and nerve function. Surya Namaskar pose stabilizes thyroid activity while simultaneously reducing stress and anxiety in people with thyroid and anxiety issues. A single round can burn up to 13.9 calories for someone of average weight.
2. Sukhasana (Happy Pose)
Sukhasana is one of the simplest yoga asanas, as it is appropriate for people of all ages. This basic-level pose works best when done in a meditative pose right after waking up in the morning. Doing the Pleasant Pose on an empty stomach and then following it up with other poses can significantly increase its benefits. Staying in this pose for as long as possible stretches the muscles and straightens the back, improving posture and making one taller.
3. Paschimottanasana (Sitting Forward Bend)
Paschimottanasana is a pose that works multiple systems in the body at the same time. This basic level pose, like Sukhasana, works best on an empty stomach and shortly after the sun has risen. Doing this pose in the evening is also beneficial, but wait three to four hours after eating before doing it, and hold the pose for 30-60 seconds.
The seated forward bend engages the back muscles, making it one of the most effective yoga poses for increasing height. Allowing your head to touch your lower leg as you stretch to wrap your hands around your feet increases flexibility and strength while also calming the body and mind.
This pose not only stretches the spine and hamstrings but also improves digestion and activates the kidneys and liver. This pose is also beneficial for headaches, stress, anxiety, high blood pressure, and insomnia.
4. Cat Pose (Marjariasana)
The Marjariasana is, as the name suggests, a cat-stance pose. This pose is excellent for digestion. The Cat Pose, like most basic-level yoga poses, is best done after a meal. Doing this pose at least four to six hours after a meal allows the system to digest. Holding the pose for 10 seconds stretches the arm and back muscles.
The cat pose stretches the spine and strengthens the shoulders. It massages and stimulates the digestive system. When done regularly, it gets rid of extra stomach fat and makes the stomach look more toned.
5. Mountain Pose (Tadasana)
Tadasana is regarded as the foundation pose from which many other yoga poses have evolved. This pose can be done at any time of day, whether or not one has eaten. If one intends to follow Tadasana with other poses, it is best to do the routine four to six hours after a full meal.
Practicing this basic pose for at least 10-20 seconds every day improves posture, knee strength, flat feet, digestion, and the nervous system. Most notably, it makes the spine more agile, which contributes to one’s height.
6.Vrikshasana (Tree Pose):
The Vrikshasana, also known as the Tree Pose, attempts to imitate the grounded stance of a tree. To balance all of one’s weight on one foot, this pose requires a lot of focus and concentration. The Tree Pose is also a morning pose that helps you feel more refreshed and energized after a night’s sleep.
The Tree Pose requires balancing body weight for one minute on each leg. Doing this pose on a daily basis strengthens the spine and improves neuromuscular coordination. Because of the balance required for this pose, it also strengthens the knees, tones leg muscles, and improves concentration.
7.Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)
Trikonasana is so named because the pose resembles a triangle. To maintain balance in this pose, as with Vrikshasana, keep your eyes open. This pose should be held for at least 30 seconds on each side of the body for beginners.
The Triangle Pose stretches the muscles, particularly those on the backside of the body. It also strengthens the knees and legs and stretches the muscles in the neck. The pose is also beneficial for flat feet, neck pain, and stress.