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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.

Benefits:

  • 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.

Benefits:

  • 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.

Benefits:

  • 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.

Benefits:

  • 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.

Benefits:

  • 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.

Benefit:

  • Helps in strengthening the back.
  • Boots energy and mood.
  • Open up the chest, shoulders and quadriceps.