The height of a human being depends upon many factors like for instance the genetic and non-genetic factors including nutrition and other environmental factors. Scientists say that the growing stages of a child need to follow a lot of things, this is as from a balanced diet, exercises, proper sleep and also physical activities. An individual’s height stops to grow at an age of between 16-21 years. Herein are some effective yoga poses to increase height:
1. Standing Forward Bend (Hasta Padasana)
This is a standing yoga pose whereby a person roots one leg and holds the other one in a fully extended position in front of the body while trying to look for a balance.
How it is performed:
- Upon inhalation, an individual establishes focus and goes ahead to root the supporting leg.
- The non-rooted leg will begin to lighten on exhalation.
- On the second inhalation, the knees of this leg will travel up to the chest as the leg rises.
- The fingers that correspond to the leg being lifted will wrap around the big toe during mid-inhalation as the leg extends forward gently.
- Upon full inhalation, the leg will be found with flexed toes and in an extended position in its final.
- The supporting leg will be further grounded upon exhalation.
- It synchronizes and awakens the mind and breath.
- It reunites the back and front of the body.
- Results into spiritual equilibrium and a deep sense of awareness.
2. Shoulder Stand
This is a yoga pose wherein an individual tries to balance the whole body on the shoulder.
How it’s performed:
- First, you need to lie on your back while placing the hands by side.
- Make one movement by lifting your back, buttocks and legs so that you raise up high the on shoulders.
- It is now time to move the elbows towards each other as you move the hands along the back slowly to the shoulder blades.
- Lift the heels higher as you maintain the legs firmly.
- Then over the nose, bring the big toes and next consider pointing them up.
- Maintain a deep breath and stay still for half or whole a minute.
- The brain gets nourished with more blood.
- Reliefs an individual from problems of indigestion, varicose veins and constipation.
- Helps to normalize the functions of the parathyroid and thyroid.
- Helps in keeping the spine flexible.
3. Tree Pose (Vrksasana)
This is a standing yoga pose that helps to improve focus, balance and mental clarity.
How it’s performed:
- By the arms by the body side, stand straight and tall.
- Place the right foot high at the left-hand side thigh while bending your right knee.
- Seek balance and then take a deep breath in, from the side, raise the arms over the head gracefully and bring together your palms.
- Keep taking long deep breaths as you ensure that the spine is kept straight.
- Relax the body at each exhalation and with slow exhalation, bring down the hands gently.
- End by standing straight and tall and repeat the process with the other leg.
- Improves concentration.
- Helps sciatica sufferers.
- It brings equilibrium to the mind.
4. Downward Dog Pose
This yoga pose has gained popularity for its importance in contemporary practice. It normally can be a resting position and also act as a transitional pose.
How it’s performed:
- With the knees underneath your hips and the wrists underneath the shoulders, come to your knees and hands.
- Now curve the toes under and try to push back to lift the hips through your hands and keep the legs straight.
- Follow by spreading the fingers and ground down into the fingertips from the forearms.
- It is now time to try broadening your collarbones by rotating your upper arms outwardly.
- Move the shoulder blades far off the ears to the hips as the head left hanging.
- You will be at your final stages now.
- While you keep your tail high enough, do a rotation of the thighs inwards and then sink the heels to the ground.
- Lastly, breathe out and bend the knees to release and make a comeback to your knees and hands.
- Help to decrease anxiety.
- Brings about deepened respiration.
- Reliefs you from back pain.
- Brings about increased full body circulation.
5. Seated Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana)
This is a yoga pose that entails intense stretching of the backside of the body. It is a forward bend that is humbling in its simplicity.
How it’s performed:
- Make to sit up while you make the legs remain stretched in front of you straight as you keep the toes flexed towards you and the spine erect.
- Then make to raise all arms above the head as you make an inhalation and then stretch up. As you exhale, bend forward, chin directed to your toes.
- The next thing involves placing the hands on the legs, make a slight lift of the head as you make to take a deep breath and lengthen the spine.
- After this, you will exhale and the navel will move towards the knees gently.
- Make repetition of this for about two or three times.
- You are almost at the final stages, now drop the head down and take a deep breath for about a minute.
- Make your arms stretch in front.
- Helps to tone the shoulders.
- Helps to stretch the hips, lower back and hamstrings.
- Tones and massages the pelvic and abdominal organs.
6. Camel Pose
Is a yoga pose that allows an individual to experience a deep extension of the spine without arms supporting your weight.
How to perform it:
- Start by kneeling with your body in an upright manner and your hips stacked on the knees.
- Try to draw the hands upwards until the armpits are reached by the thumbs.
- The position of your chest needs to be maintained as you try to reach the hands back to catch the heels.
- For those who would like to add more height, they need to tuck the toes under.
- Ensure the hips stay over the knees by bringing them forward.
- Let your head make a comeback if it feels good then release.
- Helps in strengthening the back.
- Boots energy and mood.
- Open up the chest, shoulders and quadriceps.