Saturday, November 26, 2011

Increase Height


For centuries people have used the techniques of yoga to improve their body and overall well-being. Yoga stretches your entire body, and especially your spine, and gives it the balance and strength it needs to grow.
If you are someone who is wondering how to gain height naturally, you should consider an exercise program that involves yoga.

Yoga is a series of fluid movements that centers your body. The focus is to create flexibility while controlling your breath. This flexibility and control helps you with gaining height on many levels.

Yoga stretches your body, especially your back, through its full range of motion. This helps your body fully decompress from the downward pressure of gravity that causes you to actually shrink.

Once your body is relieved of this strain, the cartilage in your back and joints can start to lengthen and thicken which makes you taller.

Furthermore, the deep inhalation and focus of yoga helps your body relieve the stress that causes tension in your back muscles. This tension would normally hinder growth, but with these height gain exercises you can overcome it.

Additionally, yoga strengthens your spine which improves your posture. If you want to know how to gain height, you should know that it all begins with good posture.

People have the ability to get a height gain of several inches just by having the correct posture. A spine which is aligned is then prepared to grow longer.

In this article, we will show you how to gain height through three specific yoga exercises. These three vary in degree of difficulty, so that you can start with the grow taller exercise that is best for you.

Also, it is important that you always check with your physician before beginning this, or any, exercise plan.


The first exercise is called the Sukhasana and it is the “centered” position from which all other yoga moves originate.

It is important that you learn this position because it will help you control your breathing and make you better aware of your body.  Furthermore, it tones your lower back and hips, helping the cartilage in those areas to decompress.

You will want to sit on the floor in a cross-legged position, your hands resting on your knees.


Focus on controlling your breathing so that it is deep and at an even pace. Keep your spine perfectly aligned and push your buttocks to the floor and gently lower your knees.

Take several, at least 5, deep breaths and then inhale as you raise your arms upward and over your head. Bring your arms down gently and steadily, exhaling as you do, and then repeat this entire move 5 to 7 times more.


This is also called the Triangle, is the second yoga exercise we will discuss. This is slightly more advanced than the Sukhasana.

It will help improve your balance and therefore help you have good posture.  Also, it is a very good exercise to use if you want to center yourself and relieve tension.


To begin, stand up with your legs about 3 to 4 feet apart and your feet parallel to one another. Then, rotate your left foot 90 degrees to the left and your right foot 45 degrees inward. Inhale and raise your arms to the side so that they are level and parallel to the floor. Exhale and turn your head to face down the length of your left arm and check that your left knee is lined up with your left ankle.

Take one deep breath and then stretch towards your left ankle while you tilt your left hip down.
Once you have reached your maximum stretch, rotate your arms so that your left hand can now rest against the inside of your calf and your right arm points towards the ceiling.

Turn your head so that you are looking in the direction of your right arm and take several deep breaths.
Then, inhale and straighten your body followed by an exhale as you lower your arms to your hips.
Pivot on your heels and face forward once more. Then, repeat this movement on the right side of your body .


The Cat and Camel movements are very popular exercises because they extend your spine fully in two different directions.

This extension will stretch every cartilage disc in your spinal column.  While these are typically two separate movements, we are combining them together so that your body can get the maximum flexibility and height gain.


You will begin the exercise on your hands and knees with your hands slightly ahead of your shoulders and knees hip width apart. Inhale and tilt your pelvis up and curve your spine so that your stomach drops towards the ground and your head is up.

Fully stretch your body, but gently, and then move into the cat position by reversing the curve of your spine.
You should finish with your pelvis down and chest and stomach in. Move your body through this movement fluidly, repeating the full cycle many times .

Saturday, November 12, 2011



For the first trimester, standing Yoga Poses are advised as this will help strengthen the legs, promote Circulation, generate energy, and may reduce leg cramps. It is also advisable to do some stretching such as the hamstrings stretch to avoid Sciatica. During the second and third trimester, you may reduce your time spent for practicing the Asanas to prevent fatigue and overwork. It is also not advised to practice from the tenth to through the fourteenth week of Pregnancy since these are crucial times. Supine poses, backbends, and twisting can also be done with modification or if the body is on an incline. Do not overstretch the abdomen; the emphasis of your twisting poses should be on the shoulders and the upper back and not on the abdomen. Avoid doing inversion poses though some experience Yoga practitioners usually still feel comfortable doing this until the seventh month.

The following are the Yoga Poses that can help you in dealing with the symptoms of Pregnancy, ensuring smoother and easier delivery, and faster recovery after childbirth. Poses that put pressure on the abdomen and other difficult poses should not be done during advance stages of Pregnancy. You do not have to do all these Asanas and remember not to push yourself on a pose.

Mountain Pose (Tadasana)

The Mountain Yoga Pose promotes the experience of stillness, strength, relaxed power, and immovable stability associated with mountains. This yoga posture, and coming back to this stillness after other poses, is one of the ways of becoming acquainted with stillness.

Triangle Pose (Trikonasana)

In Hindu art, the triangle is a potent symbol for the divine principle, and it is frequently found in the yantras and mandalas used for meditation. The Trikonasana or Triangle Pose concludes the Yoga Postures in our basic session.

Warrior Pose

The Warrior Pose stretches and strengthens the arms and legs, increases stamina, improves balance and concentration, and can also relieve backaches. If you are suffering from diarrhea, high blood pressure or neck problems, you should take extra caution practicing this pose.


Standing Side Stretch Pose

The Standing Side Stretch is another Yoga Pose with two lines of energy radiating outward from your center. This is a simple Yoga Posture with a wonderful stretch in which one line of energy reaches upward from your belly and outward through the arm, and one line travels downward through the legs.

Standing Spread Leg Forward Bend

Practicing the Standing Spread Leg Forward Fold can strengthen and stretch your inner and back legs and your spine. People with lower back problems should avoid doing the full forward bend. For beginners, you may use props like a folding chair to support your forearms.

Seated Forward Bend (Paschimothanasana)

Relax your body and mind, stretch your hamstrings, shoulders, and spine, relieve stress, and improve your posture and concentration by practicing the Seated Forward Bend.

Hero Pose (Virasana)

One of the fundamental seated postures is the Hero Pose. This serves as the initial position for several Asanas. It strengthens the arches of the feet, stretches the ankles, and improves posture. This Yoga Pose is ideal for people who have flat feet.

Spread Leg Forward Fold (Upavista Konasana)

The Spread Leg Forward Fold is a Yoga Posture which works primarily on the hamstrings and adductors. This energizes the body and promotes inner calmness.

Fish Yoga Pose

Doing the Fish Pose relieves stiffness of the neck and shoulder muscles and improves flexibility of your spine. It is the counter-pose of the Shoulderstand. Hold the Fish Pose for at least half the amount of time you spent in the Shoulderstand in order to balance the stretch. 

Cat Pose (Bidalasana)

The Cat Yoga Pose teaches you to initiate movement from your center and to coordinate your movement and breath. These are two of the most important themes in Yoga practice. Keep in mind that the Cat Pose may not be advisable if you have any chronic or recent back pain or injury.

Tree Yoga Pose

The Tree Pose helps strengthen your thighs, calves, ankles and back. It can also increase the flexibility of your hips and groin. Your balance and concentration can also be improved with constant practice. This Yoga Pose is recommended for people who have sciatica and flat feet. 

Plough Pose (Halasana)

The Plough Pose stretches your spine, thus, improving spinal flexibility. It benefits the thyroid gland and abdomen, eases tension in the shoulders and back, and reduces stress.

Corpse Pose

The Corpse Yoga Pose is considered as a classic relaxation pose and is practiced before or in between Asanas as well as a Final Relaxation. While it looks deceptively simple, it is actually difficult to perform.


Ujjayi Breathing Technique

According to the ancient yogic text, Ujjayi can help protect you from a host of diseases by getting rid of excess phlegm, wind or bile.

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